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TECHNOLOGIES

Technologies

FDM Technology - 3D print durable parts with real thermoplastic

Fused deposition modelling (FDM) technology is a Stratasys additive manufacturing method. FDM builds concept models, functional prototypes and end-use parts in standard, engineering-grade and high performance thermoplastics. It is the only professional 3D printing technology that uses production-grade thermoplastics. See below – for details of How FDM technology works.

Z Corporation Technology – 3D print strong parts in multi-colour

3D printing technology (3DPtm) forms the basis of Z Corporation’s prototyping process. 3DP technology creates 3D physical prototypes by solidifying layers of deposited powder using a liquid binder. It is the only professional 3D printing technology that, thanks to its colour inkjet methodology, prints 3D models in 24-bit full-colour. See below – for details of How Z Corporation’s technology works.

How FDM Technology works

3D printers that run on FDM technology build parts layer-by-layer by heating thermoplastic material to a semi-liquid state and extruding it according to computer-controlled paths.

FDM uses two materials to execute a print job; modelling material, which constitutes the finished piece, and support material, which acts as scaffolding.

Material filaments are fed from the 3D printer’s material bays to the print head, which moves in X and Y coordinates, depositing material to complete each layer before the base moves down the Z axis and the next layer begins.

Once the printer is done building, the user breaks the support material away or dissolves it in detergent and water, and the part is ready to use.

How Z Corporation technology works

Z Corporation 3D printers use standard inkjet printing technology to create parts layer-by-layer by depositing a liquid binder onto thin layers of powder.

Instead of feeding paper under the print heads like a 2D printer, this 3D printer moves the print heads over a bed of powder upon which it prints the cross sectional data sent from the software.

Z Corporation technology does not require the use of solid or attached supports during the printing process, and all unused material is reusable.