Fused Deposition Modeling

FDM is a manufacturing process that uses additive fabrication technology to build thermoplastic prototypes or production parts by laying down material in layers.

Rapid Prototyping Solutions Canada can build your model parts in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional manufacturing processes.

FDM technology common uses:

  • Ramping up production, while waiting for tooling
  • Low-volume production
  • Replacement part manufacturing
  • Limited/special edition products
  • One of a kind products
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Design verification
  • Functional testing
  • Product end-use
  • Marketing tools

Lead time: Normally 1-3 business days depending on the capacity of the printers when we receive payment. Local customers are welcomed to pick up models from our facility

FDM Layer thickness: Horizontal build layers can be built in three options fine (.007"), standard (.010"), and rough draft (.013")

Minimum Wall Thickness: .020"

Dimensional Tolerances: ABS models maintain tolerances of +/- .005" for the first inch, and +/- 0.002" for each additional inch. In the z height (vertical), standard tolerances of +/- 0.010" for the first inch, +/- 0.002” on every inch thereafter.

Build size: for a single piece is 10" x 10" x 12". Models that are larger than the build envelope can be divided, printed as separate pieces, & assembled.


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Specializing in 3D Engineering Solutions, 3D Printing Services (Polyjet , Polyjet Matrix Technology) Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Sterolithography (SLA), and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), our team of certified engineer designers offer engineering design solutions which enables Rapid Prototyping Services Canada to always be strategic and innovative to better your Product Development experience. With the leading edge technology for all 3D Printing, Product design, Product development and rapid prototyping applications, we are competitively priced and always deliver quality results to our clients.

With 3D modeling, rapid prototyping, and the latest additive manufacturing technologies, Rapid Prototyping Services Canada believes in delivering value to our clients through meeting budget requirements, timelines, and providing expert consultation. Our customers range from all over the USA and Canada. We also service the following areas : British Columbia, Toronto Ontario, Vaughan Ontario, Markham Ontario, Thornhill Ontario, Richmond Hill Ontario, Concord Ontario, Mississauga, Durham Region, Oshawa, Etobicoke, Cambridge, Brampton, Whitby, Peel, Woodbridge, Barrie, York region, Maple, Aurora, Newmarket, Cambridge, Whitby, Peel, Woodbridge, Barrie, York, Maple, Aurora, Newmarket Ontario and surrounding areas. Nationally we service Vancouver , Calgary , Edmonton, Alberta, Montreal Quebec, Ottawa and Fort McMurray. In the United States we provide rapid prototyping services to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Austin, Columbus, Fort Worth, Charlotte, Detroit, Memphis, Baltimore, Boston, Seattle, Washington, Nashville, Denver, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Silicon Valley, Raleigh, Pittsburgh, Portland, Atlanta, Springfield, Scottsdale, Miami, Cleveland, Oakland, Minneapolis, Mexico City, and Washington DC.