Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)

  • Melted material is extruded from a heated nozzle.
  • Standard materials include PLA, HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene), ABS.
  • Specialty materials, such as Nylon, Polycarbonate, flexible plastics, stone or wood simulated plastic, Conductive PLA, Magnetic PLA, Stainless Steel PLA are available.  (Note:  Not all fabricators are experienced with these materials, and may not include them in their material options.)
  • Layer thickness can typically range from .007 to .015.
  • Wide variety of color options available.
  • Relatively good feature detail, with moderately textured surface off the machine.
  • Size range limited. Small to medium.

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