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Property Name   Fused Deposition Modeling
Material typeSolid (Filaments) 
MaterialsThermoplastics such as ABS, Polycarbonate, and Polyphenylsulfone; Elastomers 
Max part size (in.)36.00 x 24.00 x 36.00 
Min feature size (in.)0.005 
Min layer thickness (in.)0.0050 
Tolerance (in.)±0.0050 
Surface finishRough 
Build speedSlow 
ApplicationsForm/fit testing, Functional testing, Rapid tooling patterns, Small detailed parts, Presentation models, Patient and food applications, High heat applications 
Typical values shown first (Feasible values in parentheses)

Disclaimer: All process specifications reflect the approximate range of a process's capabilities and should be viewed only as a guide. Actual capabilities are dependent upon the manufacturer, equipment, material, and part requirements.