Stratasys Dimension 1200sst. ABS FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling)

The Dimension 1200st features a large build area 250mm x 250mm x 300mm with two different choices of model construction, either solid or sparse. When costing some geometries the choice of FDM is more cost effective than all the other 3D printers we have. Mainly because the sparse choice allows us to create an internal scaffolding with a 2mm wall around the model geometry, providing a better use of material and faster build times as well as automatic production at the touch of a button (i.e the built in software does it all for you.) This 3D printer lets you choose fine resolution or faster printing, with layer thicknesses of 0.254 mm (0.010 in.) or 0.33 mm (0.013 in.).

We’ve found a youtube clip and although we didn’t produce these parts, we all thought this was a fantastic use of the bespoke nature of 3D printing, and an ideal use for FDM technology.

Materials and Bases

Dimension 3D printers use ABS thermoplastic to build your models. Model and soluble support materials come in convenient enclosed cartridges. Inside the 3D printer, plastic filament travels through a tube to the print head, where it’s heated to a semi-liquid state and extruded in thin, accurate layers. The post processing of the model involves immersion into a corstic solution for a period of time, depending on the models geometry and the amount of support that needs to be removed. Once removed from the tank, the models are then dried, ready for dispatch.

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