FDM 3D Printing Services

FDM 3D Printing Service

Zhongde provides rapid prototyping and low-volume on-demand production with FDM 3D printing service.

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FDM 3D printing

What Is FDM 3D Printing?

In the context of 3D printing, FDM (fused deposition modeling) is a popular additive manufacturing technique. FDM 3D printing builds custom parts by heating and extruding thermoplastics layer-by-layer. It is a good option for rapid prototypes and low-volume on-demand manufacturing end-use parts. Material options include popular thermoplastics like ABS, TPU, PEI, PETG, and more. Get an instant quote for FDM parts.

Size of FDM 3D Printed Parts

The below table shows the size of the Fused Deposition Modeling FDM 3D printed parts we usually make. If you need a larger size, we can also help you achieve it.

Name Description
Requirement Specification
Max Build Size 500x500x500mm(19.68"x19.68"x19.68")
Standard Lead Time 4 business days
Dimensional Accuracy ± 0.5% with a lower limit of ± 0.5 mm (± 0.0196”)
Layer Height 100-300μm
Infill 20-100%

*The maximum build size for Carbon-filled Nylon (Onyx) is 320 mm x 132 mm x 154 mm

Available Material of FDM 3D Printing

Choose from a wide range of FDM 3D printing materials selection, including high-performance polymers, engineering-grade thermoplastics, and metals. Achieve the desired properties for your application.


  • Aluminum
  • Cobalt Chrome
  • Inconel
  • Stainless Steel


  • ABS
  • PA(Nylon)
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polypropylene


  • TPU
  • Silicone

* These materials are available by contacting sales@zdcpu.com.

FDM 3D Printing Design Guidelines

The following table summarizes the recommended and technically feasible values for the most common features encountered in FDM 3D printed parts.

Feature Recommended Size
Unsuported Walls 0.88mm(0.0315")
Supported Walls 0.88mm(0.0315")
Minimum Feature Size 2.0mm(0.0787")
Minimum Hole Diameter 2.0mm(0.0787")

Surface Finishing for 3D Printing

Surface finishing options for 3D printing provide a range of enhancements to the printed parts. Check out these customized finishing options and find one that suits your project.
Name Description Materail Compatibility Color Texture
3d printing painting Painting Choose from a wide range of paints and coatings that can achieve the desired look and feel. Plastics and metals RAL or Pantone code Gloss, semi-gloss, flat, metallic, textured
3d printing polishing Polishing Achieve a smooth and glossy surface finish through mechanical polishing techniques. This process removes layer lines and imperfections, resulting in a refined appearance. Plastics (PLA, ABS) Raw material Smooth and glossy
3d printing powder coating Powder Coating Apply a durable and protective powder coating to your 3D-printed part. This process involves electrostatic-ally applying a fine powder, which is then cured to create a tough and resistant finish Metals (Alumium, stainless steel, steel) Standard and custom options Gloss or semi-gloss
3d printing bead blasting Bead Blasting Utilize bead blasting to achieve a uniform and textured surface finish. This process involves propelling small abrasive particles at the surface of the object. Metals and plastics N/A Matte or satin-like

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