The Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process allows parts to be made direct from 3D CAD to thermoplastic materials without tooling.

CRDM have now started offering in house FDM parts. Printing actual ‘ABS’ material and available in very short timescales.

FDM is a fast and cost effective process great for proving designs, fit and function testing, small production runs, jigs and fixtures.

Material samples are available on request.

Advantages of FDM models…

  • Actual ABS material
  • Cost effective
  • From 24 hour turnaround
  • Available in black or white
  • Very low component distortion

Some considerations…

  • Minimum wall thickness 0.9mm
  • General tolerance of ± 0.08mm in the X / Y axis and a minimum ± 0.25mm in the Z axis
  • Maximum build size 204 x 204 x 153mm
  • Layer thickness 0.25mm


CRDM currently prints FDM parts in actual ABS material, available in either black or white. Other colours available on request – please enquire for details.

Available finishes

Parts have support structure and any residue removed and can be supplied with additional finishes including rendered smooth, fine spark and gloss. We can paint to a RAL or Pantone reference and add additional graphics.

FDM Sample Sticks