HOW FDM 3D PRINTING SERVICE WORKS?

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FDM is a fast & cost effective way to produce parts & prototype objects (if you don’t mind a little layer line).

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In fact, FDM is so fast & cost effective that we used to 3D print & sell pet houses on Etsy.

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An STL file is needed for any kind of 3D printing. And FDM is no different.

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If there are overhangs steeper than 45 degrees, sacrificial scaffold structures known as supports need to be added.

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In this case, the 90 degree door overhang definitely needed supports.

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FDM parts can fail for many reasons, the most common reasons being bad first layer adhesion, nozzle clog, and filament tangle.

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But if there’s good adhesion to the build plate, parts can be batched out quickly & cost-effectively.

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FDM is a great way to make replacement parts or prototype objects as long as the object isn’t small (and you don’t mind layer lines).

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You can even paint & finish FDM 3D prints without priming with cheap craft paint to create cool looking display models!