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Stratasys 3D Printing: Be the First to See the NEW Stratasys F123 Series 3D Printers

Be the First to See the NEW Stratasys F123 Series 3D Printers   Join us for an upcoming workshop and be the first to see the NEW F123  Series 3D Printers. The Stratasys F123 Series combines powerful FDM technology with design-to-print GrabCAD software for the most versatile and intelligent solution available. Produce fast, effective prototypes for concept development, as well as highly accurate and robust parts for design validation and functional performance.   Can’t make it to an event? Each of our 3D Printing Facilities have been outfitted with this NEW technology. Contact us to schedule a visit to one of our facilities.   ***Upcoming Events Featuring the Stratasys F123 Series

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Posted in 3D Scanning, Digital Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping

Creaform 3D Scanning: Say Hello to the Creaform MetraSCAN 3D

Say Hello to the Creaform MetraSCAN 3D   The MetraSCAN 3D from Creaform is the most complete 3D scanning solution for metrology-grade measurements and inspection engineered for shop floor conditions.     Benefits:   Metrology-grade measurements: accuracy of up to 0.030 mm (0.0012 in.), resolution of up to 0.050 mm (0.0020 in.), high repeatability and traceable certificate Dynamic referencing: optical reflectors are used to create a reference system that is “locked” to the part, so users can move the object any way they want during the measurement process Volumetric accuracy of 0.064 mm (0.0025 in.) Accurate measurement of parts ranging from 0.2 to 10 meters (0.7 to 33 feet) in

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Posted in 3D Scanning

Stratasys 3D Printing: Printer Promotions

3D Printer Promotions   CATI and Stratasys are running special promotions on NEW 3D Printers through the end of March 2017.   >>Click Here to register for these promotions.   Free material bundle (up to $35k) with the purchase of a Fortus 450mc 10% off a F123 Series printer for current uPrint, Dimension, or Fortus 250mc customers Purchase a Fortus 380mc for $80k plus receive a free material bundle (up to $20k) Order 2 of more systems and get 10% off the entire order Get 40% OFF Materials Options for Fortus 400mc, Fortus 450mc and Fortus 900mc**           Jim TeDesco Director, Marketing Computer Aided Technology   Stratasys

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Posted in Digital Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping

Stratasys 3D Printing: Introducing the NEW Stratasys F123 Series 3D Printers

Introducing the NEW Stratasys F123 Series 3D Printers   The Stratasys F123 Series 3D Printers make rapid prototyping more efficient and productive. These 3D printers were designed to remove the barriers designers and engineers face by making the RP process more efficient and productive. The Stratasys F123 Series addresses typical rapid prototyping pain points and lets companies create better products faster, reducing the time to market.     The hallmark of the Stratasys F123 3D Printer Series is that it is designed to meet the needs of the total RP process: concept verification, design validation and functional testing. And it will do this with economy and speed in a workgroup

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Posted in Digital Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping

St. Louis 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Workshop

CATI and TechShop St. Louis would like you to be our guest at our 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Seminar in St. Louis on March 9th.  There is no cost to attend and lunch is included. This event features brand new content as well as a live demonstration of 3D Scanning, 3D Printed Tooling for Injection Molding, and 3D Printed Tooling for Thermoforming. Seating is limited, so be sure to register early to reserve your spot. Event Information: When March 9, 2017 9:30am – 2:00pm (Lunch Included) Where TechShop St. Louis 4260 Forest Park Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108-2811 Registration Link Whether 3D printing technology is on your 2017 roadmap or you are just

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Posted in 3D Scanning, Rapid Prototyping

Stratasys 3D Printing Roadshow/Meet & Greet Event – Schaumburg, IL February 8th

Roadshow/Meet & Greet Event – Schaumburg, IL February 8th   Join CATI and Stratasys at our Stratasys 3D Printing Roadshow/Meet & Greet Event in Schaumburg, IL on February 8th. There is no cost to attend and breakfast is included. Seating is limited, so be sure to register early to guarantee your spot.   This event features brand new content as well as two very special guest speakers:   Tom Brosseau, Senior Industrial Designer at The Marketing Store Worldwide David Vogel, Designer and Principal of R & D – Racquet Technology for Wilson Sporting Goods   Event Information:   When Wednesday, February 8, 2017 8:30am – 12:00pm   Where Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel 1551 Thoreau

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Posted in Digital Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping

Stratasys 3D Printing: Product Innovation With The Stratasys J750

Product Innovation With The Stratasys J750   When a new mobile device hits the market, new accessories, such as chargers and cases immediately follow. OtterBox, the #1 most trusted brand in smartphone and tablet cases, has a goal getting new products on the shelf the same day of a device launch. OtterBox keeps pace with the dynamic consumer electronic industry by using full color, multi-material 3D printing throughout its product development process.   Watch this pre-recorded webinar to spend a day in the life of a consumer products engineer and learn how OtterBox is using the Stratasys J750 to:   Build true-to-life models for real-time feedback and revisions during customer focus groups,

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Posted in Digital Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping

Creaform 3D Scanning: PLM Process

3D Scanning in the PLM Process   Information in this article was originally published by Creaform in the eBook, An Introduction to 3D Scanning.   3D scanning has emerged as a critical tool in every step of the product lifecycle management (PLM) process. This is especially true of the new generation of truly portable, self-positioning scanners.   The ability of 3D scanning to bridge the gap between physical objects in the real world and the digital de-sign environment has become extremely valuable in a wide range of industries that use PLM — aerospace, automotive, consumer products, manufacturing, and heavy industries among the principal ones.   These industries benefit from faster time

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3D Scanning: How it Works

How 3D Scanning Works   Information in this article was originally published in the Creaform eBook, An Introduction to 3D Scanning.   3D scanners are tri-dimensional measurement devices used to capture real-world objects or environments so that they can be remodeled or analyzed in the digital world. The latest generation of 3D scanners do not require contact with the physical object being captured.   3D scanners can be used to get complete or partial 3D measurements of any physical object. Most these devices generate points or measures of extremely high density when compared to traditional “point-by-point” measurement devices.   There are two major categories of scanners based on the way

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Posted in 3D Scanning, Digital Prototyping, General Info, Modeling, Rapid Prototyping

3D Scanning: An Introduction to Creaform

An Introduction to Creaform 3D Scanning     While the mainstream media continues its obsession with 3D printing, another impactful, disruption is revolutionizing the way products are designed, engineered, manufactured, inspected, and archived. It’s 3D scanning — the act of capturing data from objects in the real world and bringing them into the digital pipeline.   CATI has partnered with Creaform to enhance your product development process with 3D Scanning technology.   So, what is 3D Scanning?    This eBook will get you started and provide an understanding of how the different 3D Scanning technologies work. Whether you are new to 3D Scanning or an old pro, we think you find this

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