3D PRINTING BLOG

INFO ON PROFESSIONAL 3D PRINTING FROM THE TECHNICAL STAFF OF CATI

Customer Story: Lynx Motorsports

Lynx Motorsports is a student engineering team from University of Colorado Denver that designs and races Formula race cars as a part of Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). Each year, Lynx Motorsports designs, builds, and tests a prototype to be judged against their peers in engineering across the US. They will compete in the Formula SAE Lincoln race and design competition in Lincoln, Neb. June 20–23. We spoke to students Robert Wiley, Wesley Kaiser, and Slade Mills about their progress […]

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Material Storage and Handling FDM Printers

Stratasys offers a wide array of FDM Thermoplastic materials: ABS-ESD7, ABSi, ABS-M30, ABS-M30i, ABSplus, Antero 800NA, ASA, FDM Nylon 12, FDM Nylon 6, Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber, PC, PC-ABS, PC-ISO, PLA, PPSF, ST-130, ULTEM 1010, ULTEM 9085, and ULTEM 9085 Certified. A full list of the FDM Material’s properties can be found here: View FDM Material Properties Alternatively, you can find brief overviews of these materials below: Material Documents: FDM Materials Overview Material Safety Data Sheets Fortus Systems & Material Overview Recycling […]

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How To: Preventative Maintenance DIY Guide for your Stratasys FDM System

If you have a Stratasys Dimension 1200, Dimension Elite, uPrint, or Fortus 250mc, then doing preventative maintenance is a simple process that can be done on your own. You will first need to obtain a preventative maintenance kit from Stratasys by ordering it through your local reseller. Once the kit arrives you will notice that it contains 4 chamber fans, (2 for uPrint), a head cooling fan, and some covers for the print head. We do not replace the head […]

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What I learned at AMUG (2018 Edition)

In mid April of this year, myself and other members of the Hardware Sales and Application team made the short trek to the St. Louis Union Station for the 30th annual AMUG conference. AMUG is first and foremost a User Group for users and operators of additive equipment to come together to learn from one another. This is the only place I would feel comfortable in talking to vendors and manufacturers of competitive equipment and ask them how it works. […]

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GrabCad 1.17-1.18 & Insight 11.8-12.0 updates

GrabCAD Print version 1.17, April 2018 Build number 1.17.14.39209 released on 12 April 2018 Connex3 Systems (including the Objet260, Objet350, and Objet500) will be supported soon, and you can join our public beta test right now! Additionally, please install the latest embedded software update available for download now. No need to sign an official beta agreement, just head here for the download links and full instructions. Tray estimation for PolyJet trays will now show a real progress bar. Color and texture profiles […]

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3D CAD Design For 3D Printing – Tips, Tricks, & Techniques – Part 1 of 3

Designing for Additive Manufacturing can be somewhat different than designing for traditional subtractive processes (Mills, Lathes, etc.). We will break this process down into three parts that impact your design. The three parts will focus on Design Considerations (part 1), Exporting Data (part 2) and Build Preparation (part 3). As a designer you have numerous design considerations for your creation. However, for Additive Manufacturing (AM) let’s just concentrate on these three design considerations that make a difference in 3D Printing; […]

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