FDM, which stands for Fused Deposition Modeling, is the most popular technique used by small 3D printers. It creates small layers that bond together to ultimately create an object.
FDM printers have great advantages regarding:
FDM printers tend to be very affordable, relatively easy to operate, and their materials are widely available.
FDM is easy to scale to more complex objects
FDM printed objects can be used for a variety of purposes, and improved filaments continue to make them more durable.
Learning 3D Printing
FDM is a great place to start when teaching students, learning how to code for 3D printing, or using your own 3D printer.
FDM parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts. Running on strong, reliable and durable materials, FDM 3D Printers can streamline processes from design through manufacturing, reducing costs and eliminating traditional barriers along the way.