Stratasys F-Series Hard Reboot

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When having software issues, corrupt files or failed firmware updates its likely you may need to perform a hard reboot and revert to factory firmware. Follow these easy instructions on how to do so. With the printer off, you will press and let go the power button. Wait a few seconds, while the power button is illuminated press and hold it again. Hold this until the printer shuts off (5-10 seconds), and let go. The printer will be off and […]

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GrabCAD Print version 1.31

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GrabCAD Print version 1.31, June 2019 Build number 1.31.52720.53058 released on 20 June 2019 Advanced FDM, which was introduced in 1.24 for the F900, F370, and Fortus printers, is now available for the F170 and F270. Advanced FDM allows you to customize infill in different sections of the model using the actual CAD geometry, as well as modify hole geometry for printability. Read more here. The Advanced Slicer, available now in File > Preferences > Polyjet, brings J750 and J735 […]

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GrabCAD Print version 1.30 May 2019

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GrabCAD Print version 1.30, May 2019 Build number 1.30.28.52238 released on 22 May 2019 Printer history may be deleted from the Printer History page of the GrabCAD Print application. The option is enabled by a preference; the preference is active for the GrabCAD session only. Printers must be idle when history is deleted, though they may have jobs in their queue. We reviewed the translations in GrabCAD Print and fixed errors in 6 places. Brian Maxwell Field Service Engineer Computer Aided Technology, LLC

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GrabCAD Print Version 1.28

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GrabCAD Print version 1.28, March 2019 Build number 1.28.16.50383 released on 21 March 2019 Lacking the technology or capacity to print more parts? Go to Apps > “Make my Part with Stratasys Direct Manufacturing” to get to the SDM home page. (For US / Canada customers only.) Auto-orient is now available in Advanced FDM tab. Both standard and merged bodies can be auto-oriented, to minimize support and reduce build time. OBJ files with image textures are now supported. When printing […]

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GrabCAD 1.26 & 1.27 Release

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Build number 1.27.17.49710 released on 25 February 2019 Variable width fill, introduced in 1.24 for F123 Series and Fortus 900mc, is now available on Fortus 380mc, 380mc CFE, and 450mc. Update to the latest version of printer firmware is required. When you import a CMB file to be printed on an FDM printer, the correct printer will automatically be selected. Additionally, you will now be able to rotate that model about the Z-axis. Certain material combinations are not allowed in […]

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Stratasys Objet Maintenance: Quality Issue Quick Fix

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Stratasys Objet printers create high-end prototypes with amazing quality. Ensuring that quality requires user maintenance to keep them running flawlessly. With all 3D Printers come specific parts to clean and calibrations to run to keep the printer reliable. If not maintained properly your Objet could spit out some funky looking parts, wasting time and material. Here are the most common parts to check and calibrations to run when you have quality issues. Roller Waste Collector The roller waste collector collects residue […]

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Preventing Large Part Curling – Using Insight 3D Printing software

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While maximizing your 3D printer’s build size is ideal, there are some common issues that you could run into. One of those issues is part curling. This is when the part delaminates from the build tray during the print – which is a major problem and can be easily prevented. Let’s step through a scenario using Insight, and how Support Anchors can be used to bond the part to the tray using columns of model material (instead of the normal […]

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