FDM printers – the best choice for individual and industrial needs

3D FDM printer – what’s the difference between printers for production purposes and those for hobbyists

The FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) 3D printer is ideal for the production of large-sized objects that require relatively low dimensional tolerances, but need high mechanical strength. For this reason, the FDM 3D printer is often used to produce prototypes, tools and spare parts in the industry

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Industrial 3D printing with Intamsys printer

Thanks to the high strength of the printed materials, FDM printers are also ideal for producing parts that will be subjected to heavy loads, for example in the automotive, aerospace or robotics industries. The FDM 3D printer is also popular among hobbyists who use it to produce models, decorations, jewellery or toys. Thanks to its ease of use and relatively low cost, FDM printers are also used by small and medium-sized companies that need fast and flexible production in small batches, along with changing cycles for the demand of given parts in the plant. The FDM printer is the most popular because of its flexibility in the choice of printing material parameter

Wybór drukarki FDM – na co zwrócić uwagę?

When choosing a FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) printer, there are a few key factors to consider:

  1. Size of the printing space – it is worth choosing a printer that will provide us with sufficient working space to print objects of the desired dimensions.
  2. Printing resolution – it is worth choosing a printer with the appropriate printing resolution, which will provide us with high quality printed objects and influence the correct dimensions of the final product.
  3. Durability of printed materials – this is an important parameter and here FDM printers have a very large selection of materials which can provide adequate resistance to damage and flexibility. Whitmore, we can easily adjust the parameters of the printed object to our expectations. This is a parameter related to the materials that a given printer supports. These are usually plastic materials such as PLA, ABS or PETG.
  4. Printing time – it is worth checking how long it will take to print an object of the desired dimensions to ensure that the printer is suitable for our production needs.
  5. Additional features – it is worth looking at additional features such as automatic calibration of the printing table, the presence of a second nozzle that can be used for printing supports or symmetrical printing.
  6. Price – it is worth paying attention to the cost of the printer and the cost of consumables in order to choose a printer that will be economical for us to use. Selecting an FDM printer to suit your needs is often a complex issue, so it is worth taking advice from people who use this equipment in their daily work.

Often customers contact us to ask about a specific model, but during the conversation it turns out that we propose a printer more suited to their needs and cheaper. Therefore, we invite you to contact our specialist, who works with printers on a daily basis and is able to select a device with an ideal price-quality ratio.

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3D FDM printer for industrial use – which one to choose?

FDM 3D printers are increasingly used in industry. Their main advantage is the ability to create prototypes, tools and spare parts quickly and cheaply. FDM printers are particularly useful in industries such as manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, medical and architecture. In architecture, FDM 3D printers enable the creation of precise building models and designs. An FDM 3D printer allows the rapid creation of parts with complex geometries, which is difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional manufacturing methods. This makes production more flexible and customised.

  • Creation of prototypes and product models, allowing faster delivery to the market.
  • Production of tools and injection moulds for series production.
  • Production of small series of products, allowing production flexibility and cost reduction.
  • Production of spare parts, avoiding the time-consuming process of ordering and waiting for delivery.

When choosing a 3D FDM printer for industrial purposes, it is important to consider several important factors, such as the strength and durability of the printed parts, print speed, print resolution and the ability to print from different materials. It is also important that the printer is easy to use and provides reliability in production.

Below are examples of 3D printers designed for industrial applications:

FDM printers for individual applications

FDM 3D printers are becoming increasingly popular among hobbyists as they make it easy and affordable to create all sorts of objects, models and gadgets. FDM printers are able to print items from a variety of materials such as PLA, ABS, PETG, nylon and many more.

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3D FDM printers for hobbyists can be used for a variety of purposes such as:

  • Creating architectural models and decorative objects.
  • Printing accessories for electronic equipment or RC model parts (e.g. cars, drones).
  • Printing toys, figurines and other objects for children.
  • Creating jewellery, key rings and other small objects.

FDM 3D printers for hobbyists tend to be smaller and less expensive than industrial models, but offer similar print quality. An important factor in choosing an FDM printer for hobbyists is its ease of use, as most hobbyists are not experienced in 3D printing. FDM 3D printers for hobbyists should also have the right size print table and be able to print from a variety of materials.

3D printing offers endless possibilities to create different objects and experiment with new ideas. However, it requires some learning and patience, but can be very rewarding and creative.

3D FDM printers worth taking a closer look at:

  • FUNMAT PRO 410
  • FUNMAT PRO 310

Meet the entire family of industrial printers from INTAMSYS