PSA: It’s FFF, Not FDM (Mostly)

Do you know the difference between the terms “FDM” and “FFF”? From what I read, it seems a large number of people are not aware of their true meaning.

Stratasys Appoints New CEO

Stratasys finally announced a permanent replacement for their interim CEO with the appointment of Yoav Zeif. We have some thoughts on what might happen next at the 3D printing giant.


Stratasys works with some of the world’s top industrial companies. From global leaders in aerospace and automotive to medical startups and large companies in the high-tech world. In addition to 3D printers and materials, Stratasys also provide knowledge, consulting, training, workflow management and end-to-end support.

Current 3D Printers in Stratasys product portfolio are: Objet, J750, Connex and Fortus. These 3D printers can implement applications in design, dental and production. The Fortus production series of 3D printers offers the capacity and material variety to meet the demands of the manufacturing industry for end-use parts. The dental series of 3D printers combines accuracy, capacity and biocompatible materials.

Stratasys has a wide range of advanced materials and filament, specifically created for concept modeling, functional prototyping, and certification parts testing. Materials are available for both PolyJet and FDM 3D printing processes.

PolyJet is a 3D printing process from Stratasys that produces smooth, accurate parts, prototypes and tooling. PolyJet 3D Printers jet layers of curable liquid photopolymer onto a build tray creating exceptional detail, surface smoothness and precision.

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology allows you to 3D print industrial parts in materials such as ABS, PC, ULTEM, Nylon and even carbon-reinforced polymers. FDM is a powerful and popular Stratasys additive manufacturing method. Scott Crump is the inventor of fused deposition modeling (FDM) and co-founder of Stratasys, Ltd. Crump invented and patented FDM technology in 1989 with his wife and Stratasys co-founder Lisa Crump.

The applications that Stratasys focuses on are manufacturing tooling, production parts and rapid prototyping.

The Industries that Stratasys is involved with are education, consumer products, manufacturing, dental, aerospace, automotive, and medical.

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