Stratasys 3D Printing: Soluble Support for V3 Polyjet Desktops

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Soluble Support for V3 Polyjet Desktops   Soluble Support has been released for all V3 Desktop Polyjet machines.   SUP706 is a Support material that dissolves in a solution of caustic soda and sodium metasilicate and can be removed easily. To run Support 706, you will require an upgrade.  This is free of charge and can be done by users.   The easiest way to tell if you have a V3 machine will be to check to see if you have […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: FDM Printer Head Jams – A Simple Solution

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FDM Printer Head Jams – A Simple Solution If your FDM head is frequently jamming there may be a simple solution. This can only be done on the Stratasys uPrint, Dimension 1200 and Fortus 250mc systems. Over time, the Z axis will become uncalibrated.  This can happen by itself over time or be caused by reusing build trays.  The Solution is to run a Z calibration.  This will insure that the tips are printing at the proper height away from […]

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New Heads Filling Wizard Method

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We have found that when doing a heads filling calibration there are extra steps that should be taken to ensure an accurate calibration. Manually changing the liquid level sensors back to factory values will help the machine calibrate the sensors accurately.  Do do this extra step simply enter maintenance mode then go under the Parameter Manager. Scroll down to Heads Filling. Then change the first four values to look like the values below. Then follow the normal Heads filling calibration […]

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Objet Prime Head Filling Timeout/Material Suddenly Not Being Accepted

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Objet Prime Desktop units are capable of running Tango material.  The only desktop machine capable of doing so.  There is one slight downside to this.  Tango and materials are a bit thicker and have a different filter system that had to be developed.  The new filters are similar to the ones used in Eden / Connex machines.  Although the prime is capable of running tango there is still one issue that plagues the machine… and that is filter clogs.    Filters […]

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Metal Threads in 3D Printed Parts

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When threading 3d printed parts you can run into issues such as parts breaking or warping.  To avoid this and add some extra strength to the holes you can insert metal threads into the parts. When inserting metal threads into FDM use Heat Set Inserts. This will allow the metal thread to melt into the part.     For PolyJet parts use Press-Fit Expansion inserts for plastics. PolyJet material does not melt as easy as FDM.      See it […]

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How to Fix “Stringy” FDM 3D Printed Parts – Stratasys 3D Printer Support Tips

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In the case that FDM parts seem “stringy” or have model and/or support material embedded randomly in the parts, the solution is simple. Replace the material.  The two causes for this effect are older material and moisture in the material. Remember, whether we are talking about Polyjet or FDM 3D Printer Material, it has a shelf life. Be sure to properly store your material. It is highly recommended that material stay in the foil bag it was shipped in.  This […]

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My Stratasys Desktop 3D Printer Is Not Jetting Material – Stratasys 3D Printer Support Tip

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From time to time we have seen 3D Printers “Ghost Printing” as we call it.  This is when the print block moves as normal during a print job without jetting any material.  This is caused by print data getting corrupted. There is a simple fix for this. Here is the process. 1. Power down the printer. 2.Then, take the black cover off the print block using the two silver thumb screws.   3. You will see two ribbon cables leading to […]

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