Stratasys 3D Printer – Weight Test

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Ever wonder why your Objet30 print quality has been diminishing lately? There are many different complications that can contribute to the poor part quality, one of the most common being the heads voltages. The weight test is an important calibration. The purpose of a weight test is to provide the correct amount of voltage to each print head so the printer can jet the appropriate amount of material onto the bed. How can you tell that your machine's heads need […]

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Setting up a Host Machine for an Objet Printer

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When setting up a host machine for an Objet printer, there are some specific things that need to be considered. I will go through all the steps that need to be taken in order to get your printer up and running. You must have the printer connected to the host machine via crossover cable (orange cable that comes with the machine). It is advised that you use a dedicated network interface card for the printer. It is ok to connect […]

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UV Replacement/Calibration

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Every so often I get a call about a machine with “Wet” or “Sticky” looking or feeling parts. This can be caused by a bad or improperly calibrated UV lamp. The UV lamp cures the resin that gets jetted by the heads. If the intensity of the UV light is low, it causes the material to under cure. This will cause the part quality issues that you see. The first thing is to determine whether you need to replace or […]

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Print Head Replacement

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Print heads on an Objet30 are rated at 2000 hours of print time. I have seen print heads need to be replaced at 100 hours and other print heads that are still going strong at 6500 hours. The difference is the frequency of use. If you use your print heads every day, they will last a long time. If you leave your print heads idle or off for too long, it will affect the life of the print head dramatically. […]

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