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What is FDM?

FDM is fuse depository Material, This just one of many different styles of 3D printing. To break down this style and what it means I like to give an analogy "it is like holding a hot glue gun over time the material or in this case the glue will build up an object or a blob it this example." Well then I address to them what if instead of building that glue or plastic in one spot you had a mathematical machine placing each bit of material one by one. I describe this because this is exactly what FDM printers do. FDM lay down the material one by one; layer by layer until you have a solid object. It is pretty standard, then how does it know? Well it uses an STL file which we can talk about more for another time. That STL file is placed inside a slicer which cuts the material and creates a Gcode, Gcodes tell the printer how fast/slow/how much material is needed. In any case 3D printers work the same as regular printers at home taking data and printing layer by layer.

For the definition of FDM:

WIKI:The most common by number of users is a material extrusion technique called fused deposition modeling (FDM). This builds a three-dimensional object from a computer-aided design (CAD) model, usually by successively adding material layer by layer, unlike the conventional machining process, where material is removed from a stock item.

The term "3D printing" originally referred to a process that deposits a binder material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads layer by layer. More recently, the term is being used in popular vernacular to encompass a wider variety of additive manufacturing techniques. United States and global technical standards use the official term additive manufacturing for this broader sense.

As you see FDM and Additive Manufacturing is on rise 93 percent of manufacturers expect to grow their use of 3D printing for production parts in the next three to five years. We are in an age where creating and letting your imagination go free is right at our finger tips. So if you need any help with creating let us guide you in the right direction. Please subscribe for future content and let us know if this help you today. Thank you and have wonderful day!

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