Fused Filament Fabrication
Fused filament fabrication is a 3D printing process that uses a continuous filament of thermoplastic material fed through a heated printer extruder head and deposited to form layers. Typically, the extruder head moves in two dimensions, creating one layer at a time before adjusting vertically to begin a new layer.
Fused filament fabrication benefits include having a large variety of materials to choose from, fast printing time and multiple printer manufacturers. Printing using fused filament fabricaion is quite flexible and the technology allows small overhangs using the support from lower layers.