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FDM Advantages

  • High performance thermoplastic materials
  • Repeatability & stability of mechanical properties over time
  • End-use parts

FDM Applications

  • Low-volume production of complex parts
  • Rapid manufacturing
  • Functional Testing
  • Engineering & Concept Models
  • Tooling / Jigs & fixtures

FDM 3D printed parts are used in product development applications as well as additive manufacturing applications because of the robustness of the parts. The FDM produced parts are suitable for detailed functional prototypes, durable manufacturing tools and low-volume manufacturing. This technology is used in industries such as aerospace, medical, consumer goods, architecture and automotive.

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Rapid prototyping Experts

FDM machines typically produce polycarbonate prototypes and ABS prototypes, although many other materials are available.


FDM Thermoplastic

fdm Material Specifications
  • ABS Plus

    As an improved version of straight ABS, this material produces rapid color prototypes and has water-soluble supports. Its low cost allows for iterative manufacturing and extensive testing.

  • PPSF

    PPSF is the strongest, most chemical and heat resistant FDM material. It is best suited for low-volume injection molds as well as heat, chemical, plasma and radiation sterilization.

Process selection guide

Typical Lead Time3 - 5 days5 - 7 days7 - 9 days3 - 5 days2 - 4 days
Material TypePhotopolymerThermoplasticMetalThermoplasticPhotopolymer
Surface Finish
Part Strength
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Axis Proto has won our hearts and we can see why your firm came recommended to us. Without a doubt Axis Proto takes it's business serious and quality. Thank you in the highest manner

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We would like to thank you for your excellent and rapid services.

Designer and manufacturer of safety products

AXIS is an excellent provider of Rapid Prototyping services. They have always delivered a quality product at a low cost.

Manufacturer of construction tools

Very impressed with the transfer of data and quality of the parts from AXIS.

Manufacturer of public spectator seating

Parts were delivered on time and in perfect shape.

Important entertainment and lighting control manufacturer

Axis Prototypes is a great supplier to work with. They provided more than enough information to make an informed decision on alternatives.

Major US Manufacturer of Fabricated Steel Products

Our customers are addicted to the quality and service that AXIS provides. Over the last 8 years, we’ve built garden tools, mobile computers, beer taps, and prosthetics. We’ve constantly demanded more from our prototypes, and Axis has responded by adding new materials, new equipment and new knowledge. Axis is essential to our business.

Leading Canadian design firm

Once again you have taken top spot. I will never take quotes from any other supplier, due to your outstanding performance. Over and over, your team at Axis has made me shine. Thank you for your excellent support.

Automotive mold and engineering firm

Axis Proto has won our hearts and we can see why your firm came recommended to us. Without a doubt Axis Proto takes it's business serious and quality. Thank you in the highest manner

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