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Challenges of FDM 3D Printing

FDM means Fused Deposition Modelling.

It is one of the most used 3D printing
technology across the globe. FDM 3D Printing is the easiest and cheapest form of 3D
printing. FDM 3D Printing is an additive manufacturing practice used by several
manufacturing companies. Yes, it is easiest and most used 3D printing technology,
however, it has its own set of problems. These can be tackled, in fact, the industry has been
working to make FDM 3D Printing better.

FDM 3D printing is a time-consuming process. It takes good time for printing the object.
However, the objects printed using FDM 3D printing are not less than masterpieces.

The time it consumes is worth when you see the finished product.

FDM 3D printing process has several steps. It tests the patience of printing assistance.
However, the best-finished products do take time and industry has a bigger challenge to
reduce it. All these make the manufacturing process slow. One printer can only print one
product at a time, thus to print bulk products more machines are required and cost of
FDM 3D printing machines are huge. Reducing the cost of FDM 3D printing machines
is also the challenge to counter.

FDM 3D printing machines are ugly looking. I mean, these are not consumer products
and never used by end customers. Hence, as a user, you don’t need to worry about it.
But the fact is several moving parts and smaller changes in settings make an FDM
3D printer’s job bit difficult. Making more compact, less complicated and somewhat
good looking FDM 3D printers is a challenge for the industry. Several intelligent minds
working towards it.

The high volume FDM 3D Printing is the biggest challenge.

In fact, FDM 3D printing is
known for printing for small parts and in fewer numbers. It gives an opportunity to print a
single part precisely. Yes, it is an advantage for small-scale industries. However, when it
comes to big volume production, FDM 3D printing needs to step up the game, otherwise
newer and better techniques could overshadow it.

Small-scale industries, who are in love with FDM 3D printing are helping innovators to

upgrade FDM 3D printing. Bottom line is FDM 3D printing has uplifted the 3D printing

industry and it will continue to do so. This technique will never fade away in the future.

However, the industry has to upgrade it from time to time. Wait, which industry doesn’t

demand time to time update? Thus, FDM 3D printing is going to stay here for the long run.

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