FDM 3D Printing

Application FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.
Strengths Low-cost, fast turnaround times
Weaknesses Limited dimensional accuracy, print layers are likely to be visible

 

PLA

Suitable for prototyping or draff, affordable. More colour options.

Heat Resistance 60°C to 70°C
Lead Time 2 days (depending on part volume)
Wall Thickness Minimum 0.8 mm, suggested 1.2 to 1.5 mm
Tolerances ± 0.5% (min: ± 0.5 mm)
Max part size 48 x 48 x 48 cm
Layer height 100 – 200 μ

 

TPU

Suitable for parts need to flexibility.

Shore Hardness 95A
Lead Time 2 days (depending on part volume)
Wall Thickness Minimum 0.8 mm, suggested 1.2 to 1.5 mm
Tolerances ± 0.5% (min: ± 0.5 mm)
Max part size 28 x 28 x 28 cm
Layer height 200 μ