About FDM Digital Solutions

ABOUT FDM DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

In under 3 years FDM has built up the largest production facility in the UK, running systems with a build envelope of up-to 914.4 x 609.6 x 914.4mm. FDM specialise in thermoplastics which are suitably robust for engineering applications, UV-cured simulants, which are ideal for aesthetic or complex models and using HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)  powder-based technology. With ongoing investment in excess of £1 million in the latest 3D printing production technology, FDM are helping change the future of direct digital manufacturing

Machine Capacity

FDM Digital Solutions has a suite of 8 Stratasys machines and 1 HP Multi Jet Fusion printer  — the largest commercially available capacity in the UK with the largest build envelopes for FDM processes.

The FDM Process uses common engineering thermoplastics, enabling high quality engineering components to be produced. Unlike many other processes these aren’t simulants and so they represent typical material qualities of parts made in similar materials using different processes.

The Polyjet process enables greater design freedom, allowing us to mix materials of different properties (i.e. ABS simulant and Rubber simulant) at any stage of the build process whilst printing in fine 0.03mm build layers. This process produces great aesthetic models and allows us to develop components for unique applications.

The HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) Process uses an inkjet array to apply fusing and detailing agents across a bed of nylon powder, which are then fused by heating elements into a solid layer. The technology’s unique approach to binding powder results in more isotropic material properties, faster build speeds, and, ultimately, lower costs compared to other powder-based 3D printing processes.

Benefits

Some of the benefits that you will get by working with FDM Digital Solutions

• Complete outsourcing facility for all your 3D printing requirements
• Largest 24 hour production facility in the UK
• Low volume production through to mass manufacture
• Specialists in Formula 1 soluble core technology
• Tier 1 Aerospace Supplier
• ISO 9001 / AS 9100 Quality Standards
• NHS medically approved materials
• In depth engineering and applications expertise across a wide variety of sectors

Applications

At FDM Digital Solutions we utilise the benefits of additive manufacturing across many different applications in many different sectors. Particular areas of focus include:

• Carbon forming soluble/lay-up tools
• Jigs and fixtures for fabrications and assemblies
• Flight ready components for aircraft interiors
• Metal-plated components
• Design for additive manufacturing consultancy
• Reverse engineering
• Short run production components

Efficiency

Explore the efficiencies that 3D ALM can deliver to your business

• Rapid Prototyping
• Faster concept to creation
• Reduced costs, greater accuracy and improved speed to market
• Eliminate upfront tooling costs

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FDM Digital Solutions Connex 500

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