Stratasys 3D Printing: Metal Additive Manufacturing

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Desktop Metal Extend Their Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Metal Additive Manufacturing   As a result of this partnership, customers will be able to work with leading Stratasys resellers who will begin representing Desktop Metal solutions, including the recently announced Studio System and the Production System, alongside Stratasys’ broad family of advanced FDM and PolyJet solutions.   Expected to ship September 2017, Desktop Metal’s Studio System is the first office-friendly metal 3D printing solution. At up to ten times less […]

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CATI Makes a Splash at AMUG

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For the second year in a row, CATI was a Platinum sponsor at the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) Conference held at the Hilton Chicago last week.  For more information on the AMUG conference visit their website.     This is the first year in the 29th year history of the conference that it was sold out.  A total of 1600 were in attendance, with over 700 being first time attendees. In our suite, we featured Stratasys 3D printed parts, 3D […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Monitor Your Stratasys 3D Printer

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Monitor Your Stratasys 3D Printer   Have you ever wondered if your print job is printing or the build is complete?  Wouldn’t it be nice to check on unexpected errors or ensure proper build start if you wanted a job to start at a specific time? Maybe you’re in another part of the building far from the printer or at another location at want to monitor the printer.   While any off-the shelf networked video camera will work, Stratasys has […]

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How to Justify the Cost of In-House 3D Printing

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How to Justify the Cost of In-House 3D Printing   The world of 3D Printing covers many different applications and technologies. Each technology, platform or material provides different applications. In order to create value and provide the right solution, you need to, Show how you can help solve problems / create opportunities within your organization. The more applications/departments (design, sales, marketing, etc.) you can use for justification, the greater the value.   Generally speaking, not many companies open a checkbook […]

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3D Printing Materials: FDM and Polyjet

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Early this week I was at the CATI Product Development forum held at the NIU Rockford, IL campus. We had a great attendee turnout for this event. I conducted a presentation on materials for FDM and Polyjet and applications where there could be a crossover using either both or separate technologies. I thought I would provide some slides from this presentation along with commentary. I start my presentation by stating additive manufacturing technologies have been around for some time now […]

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Stratasys SUP706 Soluble Support Material

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Building polyjet parts with internal cavities and very fine detail could be difficult to clean with the pressure from your water jet.  Not anymore!  Stratasys has a soluble support for all triple-jetting polyjet systems.  The SUP706 support material works with all polyjet materials.  The ability to use the SUP706 will give you freedom to design intricate, delicate and multi-material parts that can be easily cleaned.   The SUP706 support material can be removed from your parts by using the following […]

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Leveraging 3D Technology in the Product Development Lifecycle

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In previous blogs I introduced you to our new product, the Creaform hand-held scanners. I want to share a presentation in which we used our 3D technology to produce a part in production material. On a Wednesday morning we had a customer provide us with the following requirements for their legacy part… Customer didn't have CAD or paper drawings Is it possible to scan for electronic data? Add another outlet Incorporate LED lights 3D print for verification Produce in Delrin/Acetal […]

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Creaform VXmodel Software…A Series

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Last week was my first week back from Creaform training on the Go!SCAN 20 and HandySCAN 700 handheld scanners, along with VXelements for scanning acquisition and VXmodel for pre-processing scan data for reverse engineering and direct translation into SOLIDWORKS. I had no idea VXmodel was so powerful yet user-friendly. This, coming from a guy who has not touched CAD for quite some time! One of our first projects was to scan a figurine of a lion, save the top scan, […]

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CATI 3D Scanning Product Announcement Part 2

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CATI is proud to announce a new addition to our 3D printing lineup…….CREAFORM In my previous article, I introduced you to the CREAFORM lineup of handheld 3D scanners. We discussed data acquisition and working with VXelements to produce an stl file and VXmodel for reverse engineering and direct file translation into SOLIDWORKS. Is it possible to use the CREAFORM scanners for quality control, inspection, color mapping GD&T, excel reports, and first article inspection? The answer is yes. The same way VXmodel […]

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CATI 3D Scanning Product Announcement

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CATI is proud to announce a new addition to our 3D printing lineup… CREAFORM 3D Scanners Do you find yourself in the situation of having legacy parts without having either the 2D drawing or 3D CAD? Instead of hand measuring and designing the part “from scratch” why not scan the object to get the information you need. Do you outsource work to vendors and have a need to verify the parts received to the CAD model? Do you manufacture parts and […]

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