Better Late Than Never; Designcraft Now Offers FDM Printing

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Better Late Than Never; Designcraft Now Offers FDM Printing

What should I use this for? That’s a great question, and one we’re asking ourselves, too! FDM Technology builds parts layer-by-layer by heating and extruding a thermoplastic filament. One of the advantages of FDM is that thermoplastics (like ABS) tend to be more durable than higher-resolution 3D printing options like SLA or Polyjet Printing.

FDM is our lowest-cost option for 3D printing. Our machine has an 8” x 8” x 8” build envelope, and we are currently offering ABS material. Rugged and lightweight, the parts built on this machine do not have a good surface resolution for visual models, but they do make great inspection fixtures, assembly fixtures, and can be used for testing mechanical proof-of-concepts. Contact your Designcraft Rep if you think you have a project that might be right for FDM.

3D Print High-Resolution Graphics and Textures

One of the most exciting features of our new full-color, multi-material, Polyjet printer is its ability to print high resolution graphics and textures directly onto parts as they build! In many cases this can eliminate the need for secondary operations like highly skilled, time consuming, and costly finishing techniques.

Display graphics, company branding, user interface icons, and many more expressive surface treatments can be executed with the push of a button. The results become even more impressive when given the Finishing attention of sanding and clear coat.
Contact your Designcraft Rep if you’re interested in full-color, multi-material 3D printing.

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