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An Introduction to FDM/FFF 3D Printer Support Material

When printing thermoplastics with dual extrusion, one extruder is typically dedicated to printing a support material and the other a core material. We have covered core materials before (FFF plastics, SLA resins, FFF metals), but what of the support materials used in FFF plastic printing? This article introduces 3D printer support materials, shedding light on what they …

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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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