Year: 2021

An Introduction to FFF/FDM Plastics

Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) is the simplest and most common additive manufacturing technology. Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) is the same thing, except it is a trademarked term owned by Stratasys. An FFF 3D printer extrudes melted thermoplastic in layers to form a three-dimensional model. Various thermoplastics are available, from standard plastics like ABS to specialist …

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3DGence Launches ELEMENT Metal FFF 3D Printer Range

3DGence has launched two metal Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printers that offer a cheaper alternative to metal injection moulding (MIM) production. The new ELEMENT series includes a compact and mid-size model. In a bold move, 3DGence has entered the metal 3D printing market with technology more suited to thermoplastics. The ELEMENT series prints non-polymer materials …

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AMT Launches PostPro Surface Finishing (SF) Systems at Formnext 

 Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has launched its next-gen chemical vapour smoothing systems for 3D printing. The PostPro Surface Finishing (SF) systems are more efficient and quicker, unlocking greater capability. The PostPro SF100 has Industry 4.0 automation and a processing chamber of 100 litres, while the PostPro SF50 has a 50-litre chamber. Both will seamlessly …

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