Printing in Multiple Colors on the Stratasys F123 Series

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Even though the F123 series only prints in one model material at a time it is still possible to incorporate multiple colors of the same base material in one print. This method is great for embossed and raised lettering or symbols. Adding color effects like this starts with adding a pause in the build so that the loaded material can be changed. Creating pauses in GrabCAD is done while in the Show Slice View Tab. Use the slider on the […]

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Optimizing Support Material Usage for FDM

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The fundamentally different nature of FDM printing grants a vast amount of freedom when it comes to what can be printed. That freedom, however, usually comes at the cost of large amounts of support material usage. Internal cavities, overhangs, nested parts, and functional joints are all possible because of sacrificial support material. Today I would like to share a method with you that allows for complex features but helps conserve support material. That method is to print multi-part structures fully […]

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