February 2018

More than just a jigs and fixtures process

Not only does this method use a super-powered material, deliver high tensile strength and give a lot of bang for its buck – excuse the irrating Americanism – it is also often misunderstood. Let us explain why…

Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) parts are well known for their strong and stable properties which are frequently used to manufacture jigs and fixtures. Having worked with numerous clients across varying sectors – aerospace, automotive, defense and design – FDM is appropriate for a wide range of applications.

Product development

When the costs for tooling or injection moulding can’t be justified for your project, let FDM step up to the plate. From replacement part manufacturing to low-volume production, FDM and its range of thermoplastics are very well suited to end-use components.

The ‘material’ facts

A specialist material of FDM is ULTEM. It’s temperature resistance and FST certificate are imperative for industries like aerospace. Learn more about this process, here.

Still not sure? Here are the core benefits

  • Great for small batch runs or bespoke one offs
  • Low cost process
  • Excellent for form, fit and function testing
  • Great for complex geometries
  • Wide range of durable thermoplastics

In-house support and advice

We always work closely with our customers to guide them on the right process and material. If you’re unsure about whether FDM could deliver benefits for your project, speak to us today on +44 (0) 1462 682 661.