Take Advantage of Attractive, Accurate 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
Fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology is highly accurate for smooth surfaces using engineering grade or high-performance thermoplastic. This plastic material is chosen for its strength, flexibility, resistance (heat, chemical or UV), electrostatic properties, medical safety, and more. A full array of finishing options can be applied and color-matched to meet specifications.
FDM works by extruding heated, semiliquid thermoplastics one layer at a time. Midwest Composite Technologies uses Stratasys Fortus 900mc systems and Stratasys Fortus 400mc systems for making FDM parts. The Fortus 900mc and Fortus 400mc extrude both modeling material and support material. After the part is completed, the support material can be broken off or washed away with detergent and water.
Part tolerances distinguish the Fortus series from other 3D systems. Fortus systems are designed and manufactured for the highest accuracy and repeatability. Parts made in the Fortus 900mc are produced within an accuracy of +/-.0035 inch or +/-.0015 inch per inch, whichever is greater. The Fortus 400mc has an accuracy of +/-.005 inch or +/-.0015 inch per inch, whichever is greater.