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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

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")


Injection Molding

  • Plastic Injection Molding
  • Rubber Injection Molding
  • Overmolding & Insert Molding

Compression Molding

Cast Molding

CNC Machining

  • CNC Milling
  • CNC Turning

Metal Stamping

3D Printing

  • Fused Deposition Modeling
  • Selective Laser Sintering

Material Selection

Color Option

Surface Finishing

Assembly & Packaging

Custom Products

Custom Plastic Parts

  • Plastic Parts
  • Plastic Bonding Metal Parts

Custom Rubber Parts

  • Rubber Parts
  • Rubber Bonding Metal Parts
  • Rubber With Fabric Parts
  • Rubber Bonding Plastic Parts

Custom TPE Parts

  • TPE Parts

CNC Machining Parts

  • Plastic CNC Machining Parts
  • Metal CNC Machining Parts

3D Printing Parts

  • Plastic 3D Printing Parts
  • Metal 3D Printing Parts
  • Assembly Parts

Surface Finishing Options for 3D Printing

If you need to improve the strength, durability, looks, and even functionality of your 3D-printed prototypes or production parts, surface finishing is necessary. Explore these custom finishing options and there must be one suits your project.



Material Compatibility




3d printing painting


Enhance the appearance of your 3D printed object with custom colors and finishes. Choose from a wide range of paints and coatings to achieve the desired look and feel.

Plastics, Metals 

Customization is Available

Gloss, semi-gloss, flat, metallic, textured

3d printing 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) and Resins


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 (Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel)

Standard, Metallic, 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 (aluminum, steel, titanium) and Certain Plastics


Matte or Satin-like

Related Products of Fused Deposition Modeling

Related Services of Fused Deposition Modeling

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Overmolding & Insert Molding

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Selective Laser Sintering

CNC Turning Service

CNC Turning


Plastic Injection Molding

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Rubber Injection Molding

CNC Milling Service

CNC Milling

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