How FDM Printing is Improving in Southern California

June 23, 2020

How FDM Printing is Improving in Southern CaliforniaIn the year 2017, filament freeform fabrication (FDM) printing was the top most revenue-generating method of 3D printing. Although the technology was available since the 1980s, it wasn’t until recent times that it became incredibly popular, well-loved by the general public, highly reliable, and advanced.

But, how has FDM printing improved over the years, you may ask? In more ways than you might imagine.

FDM Printing is Faster Than Ever Before.

No longer do we have to test our patience when it comes to getting an FDM 3D-printed object created. Of course, it will take time; it is a precise and intricate process after all. However, compared to the past, this technology is working faster yet more efficiently than ever before – and it’s always getting faster.

Our ProTek Models employees are proud to say that our turnaround time for getting FDM models created is the quickest it has ever been. We find pride in helping our customers get their project completed as quickly as possible, all without compromising quality.

New Material Options for FDM Printing Often Come Out.

Like most technology, 3D printing is never stagnant. It’s always growing and developing and changing overtime. Previously, there were little material options to pick amongst. But with the increasing need for versatility in the world of 3D printing, many material options for FDM printing exist today.

The following is a list of materials ProTek Models can use to complete your FDM masterpiece, all of which have their own individual advantages:

  • ABS-ESD7
  • ABS-M30
  • ABS-M30i
  • Antero 800NA – PEKK
  • ASA
  • FDM Nylon 12CF
  • Nylon 6
  • Nylon 12
  • PC
  • PC-ABS
  • PCS-ISO
  • ST-130
  • ULTEM 1010
  • ULTEM 9085

The Technology is Getting More Affordable.

Remember when flat-screen televisions first came out, and they cost an arm and a leg? Now, you can buy a high-quality flatscreen for a fraction of the cost. The same goes for FDM printing. Before, the costs were outrageous. But now as technology has grown, improved, sped up, and become readily available, it’s now much more affordable, but at the same time, better than it has ever been.

If you’re looking for someone to help you complete your next FDM 3D printing project in the Southern California area, you know exactly who to turn to: ProTek Models. Our quick, knowledgeable, and helpful team can have your project completed quicker than you ever thought possible!

We’d love to be the one to help you get your next project going. Hit up our line today by dialing (909) 477-6866.