1. Materials Overview

FDM (fused deposition modeling) Technologyâ„¢ lets you 3D print parts in a broad range of well tested plastics. FDM materials offer specialized properties like toughness, electrostatic dissipation, translucence, biocompatibility, UV resistance, VO flammability and FST ratings. This makes them perfect for demanding designers and engineers in aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, medical and other industries.

Stratasys offers a diverse variety of model materials (see Table 1-2) which are used in conjunction with two types of FDM support materials. Soluble Release Support (SR) material can be washed away in a solution of heated-water and a cleaning agent, while Breakaway Support Structures (BASS) are manually removed. Notable differences between soluble support and BASS materials are as follows:

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