All of the systems use a variety of production-grade thermoplastics, including ABS, PC, PPSF and blends to manufacture real, working parts.
The RedEye system does for prototyping what the Desktop Publishing revolution of the mid-1980s did for documents production. RedEye can build from 3D CAD files using a range of engineering plastics for precise, durable, functional parts, with ultra-fine surface finishes and high-resolution detail.
The Stratasys FDM process uses thermoplastic materials and needs no special venting, nor a dedicated operating room or specialised personnel, so can easily be added to an office or engineering facility. The three steps involved are file loading, part manufacture, and removal of support material from the finished part.