Solid Concepts Inc, a supplier of rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing services, has recently expanded its Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) capacity adding one Fortus 900 and four Fortus 400 machines. This new expanded FDM capacity will make it even easier for Solid Concepts to quickly turnaround your short-run functional models and take on your long run end-use production parts.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a layer additive manufacturing process that uses production-grade thermoplastic materials to produce both prototype and end-use parts. Solid Concepts offers a number of thermoplastic FDM materials that can be used for direct digital manufacturing including ABS (in both natural and black), medical grade PC-ISO polycarbonate and Ultem-9085 for high-temperature fire-retardant applications.
Since FDM parts are constructed with production-grade thermoplastics they are functional and durable. In fact, Ultem-9085 is flame, smoke and toxicity certified to UL-94V0 and FAA 25.853 standards and possesses an excellent strength-to-weight ratio.
• Concept models
Test form and fit and communicate design intent
• Functional prototypes
Tough prototypes used for functional tests
• End-use parts
Low volume production without tooling expense and lead times
• Manufacturing tools
Quickly manufacture jigs, fixtures, tooling masters and production tooling without machining
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