Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

From manufacturing aids to end use parts, TriMech FDM 3D printing service delivers parts that are unrivalled in strength, accuracy, and throughput

High Performance Thermoplastics

Engineered thermoplastics tested for even the toughest applications; our superior quality filament with full traceability affords industry leading throughput, repeatability, and reliability. Highlights include aerospace grade ULTEM & PEKK, filled Nylons, and special formulations (ISO certified, UL rated, ESD safe).

Tooling, Molds and Dies

FDM allows for precise, strong tools and fixtures built with high-performance plastics; from jigs and fixtures, to conformal tooling, EOAT, forming tools and more.

Production Parts

TriMech’s broad FDM material portfolio, expansive capacity, and extensive finishing options open up a world of possibilities. FDM isn’t just for hidden parts any longer.

Why choose FDM 3D Printed Parts?

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) produces functional end-use parts using engineered thermoplastic materials

FDM technology leverages engineering-grade thermoplastics that are ready for harsh environments, tough testing, and stringent applications.

With over 20 years of experience providing high-performance FDM components, TriMech is your partner of choice for even the toughest projects.

Parts printed with FDM have excellent strength-to-weight ratios, thermal properties, and chemical resistance. Fine detail, or fast prints – the choice is yours.

Large build volumes and diverse material selection make this an attractive offering; highlights include materials that are ESD safe, carbon fiber filled, UL and ISO certified, as well as aerospace grade, mean that FDM is well suited for functional prototyping, tooling, manufacturing aids, and end-use parts.

What is FDM?

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology is a powerful additive manufacturing method.

FDM builds concept models, functional prototypes and end-use parts in standard, engineering-grade and high-performance thermoplastics. FDM has the widest selection of industry standard thermoplastics, making it a versatile tool in the manufacturing world.

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology

Advantages of parts built with a Stratasys FDM Machine

Tough long-lasting parts

High-performance thermoplastics combined with precision extrusion processes let us build strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts;

TriMech production grade FDM solutions provide clients with the best accuracy, repeatability, and material selection of any 3D printing technology.

Used commonly in aerospace, automotive and transportation, manufacturing, and more, this process is helping clients do more, do it better, and do it for less.

Meet production demands

TriMech FDM production systems are as versatile and durable as the parts they produce.

With the largest full-convection build envelopes and material capacities in their class, we can provide longer, uninterrupted build times, bigger parts and higher quantities than other additive manufacturing service providers.

In combination with our material portfolio, we are challenging the limits of what can be done with FDM technology.

Gain new possibilities

TriMech’s FDM specialists will help to streamline your business processes from design through manufacturing, eliminating the need for physical inventories and moving beyond the limitations of traditional manufacturing, whilst offering unparalleled efficiency, design freedom, and production agility.

Leverage the best solution on the market without the capital expense of in-house equipment: we deliver a tailored service, combining 20+ years of experience with industry-leading FDM technologies. Regardless of industry, we’ll help optimize timelines, costs, and approach.

Example Parts

Example Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) prototypes and production parts in a wide range of materials and colors. Pick on the images below to enlarge:

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Benefits

Precise, repeatable parts

Rapid turnaround

Thermal & chemical resistance

High strength; metal substitutes

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Applications

Manufacturing Aids, jigs, fixtures, EOAT

End use production parts

Specialty application, UL, ESD, Iso requirements

Functional Prototypes

FDM Materials

Print your part from a variety of FDM Thermoplastics

Diran 410MF07

Diran 410MF07

Diran 410MF07 material is nylon-based mineral-filled 7% by weight. Provides good toughness and impact strength combined with resistance to hydrocarbon-based chemicals.

FDM Nylon 12

FDM Nylon 12

FDM Nylon 12 material is ideal for repetitive snap fits, high fatigue resistance, strong chemical resistance and press (friction) fit inserts.

FDM Nylon 6

FDM Nylon 6

%title% material combines strength and toughness for applications that require strong, customized parts and tooling that need to last longer.

FDM TPU 92A

FDM TPU 92A

FDM TPU 92A is a polyurethane 3D printing material that exhibits high elongation, superior toughness, durability and abrasion resistance.

PC (Polycarbonate)

PC (Polycarbonate)

PC 3D printing material offers accuracy, durability and stability, creating strong parts that withstand functional testing.

PC-ABS

PC-ABS

PC-ABS material is one of the most widely used industrial thermoplastics. PC-ABS offers superior strength and heat resistance of PC and the flexibility of ABS.

PC-ISO

PC-ISO

PC-ISO (polycarbonate-ISO), an industrial thermoplastic, which in its raw state, is biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI) and can be gamma or EtO sterilized.

Client Testimonials

The parts were at my desk this morning at 7:45 am when I got there. Thanks a million for turning these around so fast for me

You have presented a high working standard and ethic. All team members are very glad we have found you and your company

TriMech is the type of company/team with which I enjoy working. I look forward to doing business with you again

Industries we work with

TriMech services are used in a wide variety of industries

Architecture 3D Printing

Architecture & Construction

  • Model making
  • Urban planning
  • Concepts
Consumer Product 3D printing

High Tech & Consumer Products

  • Aesthetic and function testing
  • Concepts and prototypes
  • Sales and marketing models
Industrial design 3D printing

Industrial Design & Manufacturing

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Industrial equipment
  • Marine and offshore
  • Oil and gas
Medical 3D printing

Dental, Medical & Life Sciences

  • Anatomical models
  • Medical devices
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical planning models
Mold tool die 3D printing

Industrial Products, Mold Tool & Die

  • Jigs, fixtures, and assembly tooling
  • Injection molding
  • Silicone molding
  • Sand and investment casting
  • Thermoforming

Interested in Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)?

Call 888.392.0957 or Upload Your Part