Calibrating Your Stratasys F Series 3D Printer for TPU Flexible Filament

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TPU or Thermoplastic Polyurethane is a flexible 3D printer filament available for most of the Stratasys F Series printers.  TPU is an interesting filament with a Shore hardness of 92A. 3D printing TPU is useful for making models of gaskets, seals, dampeners, and any other application where some flex is necessary. Due to the flexible nature of TPU we should keep some things in mind when calibrating our TPU-dedicated print head.  The TPU head is blue compared to the regular […]

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Reinitiate: Keeping Your Objet Desktop’s Computer Healthy.

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Most users know that keeping the mechanical side of their Stratasys Objet 3D printers is important.  Just as important though is keeping the embedded computer and software healthy.  The “Reinitiate” option is one way to do that, plus it’s relatively hands-off and easy.  This option essentially clears any cache or buffer of print job information the printer has built up over time.  Clearing this extraneous information from memory can greatly improve the user experience and lead to more consistent prints […]

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3D Printing: Dimension 1200, 250mc, Uprint Quality Issues

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Basic user maintenance on your Stratasys FDM 3D printer is crucial to keeping print quality consistent.  It leads to more up-time, higher efficiency, less material waste, and ultimately less service calls interrupting you and your company’s workflow.  As field technicians there are a handful of common problems we run across. These can be easily avoided by adding a step or two to your daily additive manufacturing routine.  Here are some everyday print issues, their typical causes, and ways to easily […]

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