Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programsExplore Industry
Integration of mechanical, software and electronic systems technologies for vehicle systemsExplore Industry
Product innovation through effective management of integrated formulations, packaging and manufacturing processesExplore Industry
New product development leverages data to improve quality and profitability and reduce time-to-market and costsExplore Industry
Supply chain collaboration in design, construction, maintenance and retirement of mission-critical assetsExplore Industry
Integration of manufacturing process planning with design and engineering for today’s machine complexityExplore Industry
Visibility, compliance and accountability for insurance and financial industriesExplore Industry
Shipbuilding innovation to sustainably reduce the cost of developing future fleetsExplore Industry
Siemens PLM Software, a leader in media and telecommunications software, delivers digital solutions for cutting-edge technology supporting complex products in a rapidly changing market.Explore Industry
“Personalized product innovation” through digitalization to meet market demands and reduce costsExplore Industry
Faster time to market, fewer errors for Software DevelopmentExplore Industry
Remove barriers and grow while maintaining your bottom line. We’re democratizing the most robust digital twins for your small and medium businesses.Explore Industry
Siemens Digital Industries Software Material Extrusion
Material extrusion is an additive manufacturing (AM) methodology where a spool of material (usually thermoplastic polymer) is pushed through a heated nozzle in a continuous stream and selectively deposited layer by layer to build a 3D object. Fused filament fabrication (FFF) and fused deposition modeling (FDM) are two examples of material extrusion technology.
Material extrusion is typically not as fast or accurate compared to other types of additive manufacturing. However, material extrusion technology and compatible raw materials, like Nylon and ABS plastic, are both widespread and inexpensive – by so much in fact, that material extrusion is the most popular process for hobbyist-grade 3D printing at home. In manufacturing and industrial settings, material extrusion is commonly used for producing non-functional prototypes, or cost-effective rapid prototyping for multiple iterations of the same object.
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