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A Brief Look at Desktop and Industrial FDM 3D Printing

Posted On May 26, 2022 By Protolabs
There’s one of only a few 3D printing processes that is possible at both a desktop- and industrial-level. It’s fused deposition modeling (FDM), although you’ll sometimes see it referred to as fused filament fabrication (FFF). It’s a great printing process to create prototype parts to test fit and form. Because it prints using thermoplastic material, it also delivers parts that are functional when in a high-heat environment, or when exposed to chemicals or mechanical stress.
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SLA vs. FDM: Comparing Common 3D Printing Technologies

Posted On October 22, 2019 By Steve Konick
See how these two 3D printing technologies stack up for prototype parts. Understanding the advantages of each will help accelerate design.