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Pellet based Material Extrusion
Pellet based Material Extrusion is a modification of Filament based Material Extrusion. The two technologies only differ regarding the used feedstock form and the extrusion principle. These differences also affect the potential uses of the technologies. While filament is generally used for small and medium size parts, Pellet based ME can output higher volumes of 10x or 100x or more to create large parts. But not only the higher throughput and speed are a decision factors, also the pellet feedstock is considerably lower in cost than filament.