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The following 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies referenced in this guideline include Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Multi Jet Fusion (MJF), Stereolithography (SLA), and PolyJet (PJ). For more information about FATHOM’s services, check out all of our prototyping and production part services.


DESIGN GUIDELINES // 3D PRINTING & ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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THICKNESS
HOLE
DIAMETER
CLEARANCE
FOR 3D PRINTED
ASSEMBLIES
ESCAPE
HOLES
MINIMUM
DETAIL
PIN
DIAMETER
ACCURACY
STANDARD
LAYER
THICKNESS *
FDM 1 mm 1.6 mm 0.5 mm - 0.5 mm for
0.127 mm Slices
2 mm +/-0.2 mm
or +/-0.15%
0.254 mm
SLS 0.7 mm 1 mm 0.5 mm 5 mm 0.7 mm 1 mm +/-0.3 mm
or +/-0.3%
0.12 mm
MJF 0.7 mm 1 mm 0.5 mm 5 mm 0.4 mm 1 mm +/-0.3 mm
or +/-0.3%
0.08 mm
SLA 1 mm 0.5 mm 0.5 mm 5 mm 0.5 mm 1 mm +/-0.2 mm
or +/-0.2%
0.1 mm
PJ 1 mm 0.5 mm 0.4 mm - 0.4 mm 1 mm +/-0.2 mm
or +/-0.1%
For Rigid
Materials Only
0.03 mm

*All values are dependent on overall geometry, part function, and build orientation.

**FATHOM's standard layer thickness per technology.



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