Stratasys 3D Printing: Brazilian Air Force Tests 3D Printed Aircraft Prototypes

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Brazilian Air Force Tests 3D Printed Aircraft Prototypes for Flight Readiness with Stratasys Solutions The Brazilian Air Force’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IEAv), in operation since 1985, has added FDM 3D printing technology, a Stratasys Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer, to its capabilities for use in its Aerothermodynamics and Experimental Hypersonic Division. The IEAv conducts complex studies as part of designing and engineering for aerospace. Testing 3D printed prototype parts and devices is essential for innovation and achieving Brazil’s aerospace […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Additive Manufacturing Solutions for A350 XWB Aircraft Supply Chain

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Additive Manufacturing Solutions for A350 XWB Aircraft Supply Chain Stratasys has announced that leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus is standardizing on ULTEM™ 9085 3D printing material for the production of flight parts for its A350 XWB aircraft. Stratasys’ ULTEM™ 9085 resin is certified to an Airbus material specification and is used in Stratasys’ FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) -based additive manufacturing solutions. By combining a high strength-to-weight ratio with FST (flame, smoke, and toxicity) compliance for aircraft flight parts, ULTEM 9085 enables […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Evolving Regulations of 3D Printed Medical Products in Hospitals

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3D Printed Medical Products in Hospitals In part 1 of this post, we reviewed the current state of regulatory considerations relating to 3D printing in healthcare. Specifically, we reviewed the FDA article in the May issue of the journal 3D Printing in Medicine. Based on the perspective presented by those authors, it appears the regulatory processes of today are robust enough to handle most of the 3D printing-based innovations that have been brought to the FDA to date. We now […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Bigger, Lighter Auto and Aerospace Parts

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3D Demonstrators Designed for Bigger, Lighter Auto and Aerospace Parts Stratasys will be previewing demonstrations of next-generation manufacturing technologies at IMTS 2016 as part of its SHAPING WHAT’S NEXT™ vision for manufacturing. SHAPING WHAT’S NEXT builds on Stratasys’ industrial FDM® 3D printing expertise to respond to the needs of customers’ most challenging applications, addressing manufacturers’ needs to rapidly produce strong parts ranging in size from an automobile armrest to an entire aircraft interior panel. The Stratasys ecosystem of additive and […]

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SolidWorks: Windows 10 Compatibility

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SolidWorks: Windows 10 Compatibility Have you ever been frustrated using SOLIDWORKS?  Of course, right? Although bugs in the software are discovered from time to time, the vast majority of issues in SOLIDWORKS actually boil down to user error, network issues, or problems originating in MS Windows. When troubleshooting an issue, it is always important to recall that SOLIDWORKS is completely dependent on Windows architecture, and therefore changes or modifications that occur in Windows (minor updates to new releases), can have […]

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3D Scanning: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Ocean

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Unravelling the Mysteries of the Ocean with 3D Scanning So is the fascinating mission of Kyle Zawada, student at St-Andrews University in Scotland. To be more specific, he proposed to use portable scanning techniques to 3D document and measure characteristics of corals, both living and dead. Working in collaboration with the Natural History Museum in London, Kyle has access to their collection and uses his 3D scanner track the growth of living specimens amongst other things. “The impact of this […]

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SOLIDWORKS Drawing: Invisible External Reference

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Invisible External Reference in SOLIDWORKS Drawing I bet that title caught your attention! It did mine when I was on a support call with a customer who had a part listed as an external reference on the drawing but it didn’t exist in any view. The scenario was this: A drawing was created of an assembly. This was a small 5 part assembly with only 1 exploded view configuration. There was a part that showed up when selecting Find References […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Customized 3D Printed Medical Models Enhance Surgical Training at CBMTI

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Customized 3D Printed Medical Models Enhance Surgical Training 3D printing is making a profound difference at the University of Malaya’s Centre for Biomedical and Technology Integration (CBMTI). CBMTI uses Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D Printing technology to deliver a range of services including custom medical implants, prototypes for new devices and patient-specific models for surgical planning. But perhaps the greatest impact is in creating sophisticated training simulators for clinical procedures. At CBMTI’s inception, neurosurgeons were mentoring on live human cases, and practicing […]

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SOLIDWORKS: How to Design for Additive Manufacture

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How to Design for Additive Manufacture To me, great design can only be classed as such if it can be manufactured by a suitable, economically viable method. This is part of the challenge of design and one I have always relished. As additive manufacturing or 3D printing for end-use production parts becomes more economically viable, there is a perception that anything can be made with a 3D printer and to some extent this is true. To maximize the potential of […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Shaping Future of Manufacturing

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Stratasys at European Business Summit 3D printing growth and opportunity in Europe discussed with policymakers and business community The European Business Summit (EBS) is one of the largest business policy events in Europe, bringing together an array of European ministers, commissioners and leading European business stakeholders each year. This year’s EBS session gathered 2,400 participants, 150 speakers, 50 sessions and 200 reporters over two days to discuss the current challenges, trends and opportunities for business growth in Europe Following Dr. […]

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