Take your 3D CAD designs from on-screen to in-hand with realistic 3D models.
Test form, fit and function. Print assembly tools on the fly or manufacture small quantities of production parts. It’s all possible with our Stratasys 3D Printer, the FORTUS 900 mc. The Fortus 3D Production System creates objects from plastic using an additive manufacturing process. It simplifies and accelerates the process of making functional, durable prototypes.
Fused Deposition Modeling – 3D Prototype:
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing technology that builds functional prototypes and production parts layer-by-layer in engineering-grade thermoplastics.
Step 1: Pre-Process
From 3-D CAD data, pre-processing software automatically slices, calculates support structures, and creates toolpaths that are optimized for the system.
Step 2: Produce Part
Parts are built layer by layer in an additive process-often referred to as 3-D modeling or printing. Extrusion heads lay down thermoplastic build and support material to create each layer
Step 3: Remove Supports
Temporary support structures are easily removed in our cleaning station. Soluble support material is automatically dissolved in a water-based solution.
Form, Fit & Function
From single use prototypes to short runs of end use parts, Fused Deposition Modeling provides a wide variety of applications. Because of its ability to make detailed and intricate parts FDM is well suited to produce prototype parts to test form and fit as well as the functionality of a part within a design.
Small detailed parts can be produced for concept or presentation models. The environment and materials used in the Fortus 900mc 3-D Production System makes it possible to manufacture these parts.
The heat resistant properties of the materials used for FDM makes these parts particularly useful in working environments which impose high heat stress on parts. GVL offers several types of material for different applications.
If you have questions about a specific application for a prototype, please contact our Product Development team to provide you with answers about Fused Deposition Modeling.
We have several customers who are actively engaged in using FDM technology. We are producing their parts for concept models, prototypes, end use parts and more. Because of privacy agreements with current and potential customers we would like to direct you towards case studies released by Fortus 3-D Production Systems.
Find out how GVL Proto Poly can help you by using the FDM Technology and Fortus 900mc 3-D Production System. These case studies illustrate how FDM Technology can shorten design cycles, increase manufacturing efficiencies and maximize return on your investment.