3D printing is an additive manufacturing process which builds an item layer by layer.
FDM or fused deposition modeling, is the process of building a model layer by layer using heat to melt the build material. 3D Cauldron specializes in FDM printing, using thermoplastics as a build material. While we only print FDM plastics in house, we have access to a vast network of 3D printing resources. We can get your item printed in everything from ceramics to metals. Contact us for details.
During the printing process some parts of a model need to be supported. The support material is designed to support sections of a model when there is nothing below it. This material is sparse and is typically easily removed after a print. We sometimes leave support material intact to protect items during shipping.