Stratasys Objet Printer Keeps Rebooting

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There may come a time when your Stratasys Objet printer suddenly starts rebooting by itself. If this happens, it may just be an issue of a bad fan causing the printer to overheat and then reboot. If this is happening, there are two fans that need to be checked. The first fan is on the motherboard. To see it you must remove the front cover. Do this by removing the 4 screws securing it at the top, opening the material […]

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Setting Objet Printer Software To Automatically Open In Maintenance Mode

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Putting your Objet printer in Maintenance Mode each time you need to use it can be a pain sometimes. Did you know there is a way you can set the printer software to automatically come up in Maintenance Mode when it is opened? This is very easy to do and can save you time and frustration. To set the printer software to come up in maintenance mode simply do the following: Right click on the printer software icon on the […]

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Objet Wiper Maintenance

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The rubber wiper blade on an Objet printer removes excess material from the heads during a purge sequence. If the wiper does not clean the excess material off of the heads the head will not be able to jet material properly and poor print quality will result. To service the wiper you will need a few things: Isopropyl Alcohol 90% Cleaning Cloth Wiper Blade Molykote DX Paste 2.5 mm Allen wrench First you will need to run the wiper cleaning […]

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Material Flow Issues and Filter Replacement on Objet Printers

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There are times when your Objet printer may get head filling errors or you may see that some bottles of material are suddenly no longer usable by the printer. You can install a new bottle in its place but the same thing occurs. It will work for a while and then the printer will no longer accept the bottle. This is because there is a feature on the printer that counts the pump cycles for the specific RFID tag on […]

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Dimension 1200 Loss of Extrusion and Tip Replacement

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There are times when your printer may experience a loss of extrusion condition. The print head may be moving with no material coming out of one or both of the tips. To diagnose and recover from a loss of extrusion condition go into Maintenance Mode. Press Maintenance-Machine-Head The head will move to the center of the chamber. The display will read Model Drive Motor Stopped. Press Forward and the drive motor should start turning. It may take up to 30 seconds […]

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F123 Series TPU 92A Elastomer Material and Kit

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FDM TPU 92A is a resilient, flexible thermoplastic that combines flexibility and strength with abrasion and tear resistance and eliminates costly and time-consuming molding or casting methods to produce elastomer parts. Create accurate elastomer parts quickly and efficiently. The durable elasticity of FDM TPU 92A material makes it a good choice for a wide variety of applications including flexible hoses, tubes, air ducts and vibration dampeners. Produce large and complex elastomer parts. See the video below for more information. A link […]

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How to Update the Firmware on Your Stratasys F123 Series Printer

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It is very important to keep the firmware up to date on your printers. To update the firmware on your Stratasys F123 Series printers follow these steps. First, put the printer into Upgrade Mode: Press the Tools Icon on the screen     2. Press the Maintenance Icon   3.  Press Update Software   The printer will show the Waiting for Upgrade File screen   Open GrabCad Print and select your printer by pressing the arrow to the left of […]

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Stratasys F123 Series: PLA Tips and Tricks

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These tips and tricks are designed to help you create better, more stable parts using PLA materials on the Stratasys F123 Series printers. If you are going to use PLA materials you will need to install a PLA head and a cooling module in the printer. The instructions for installing the PLA head and cooling module can be found here: https://www.cati.com/blog/2018/08/pla-plastic-replacing-pla-head-f123-series-printer/ Part Design Thin-walled parts are not optimal with the use of PLA, especially ones that only get a single contour […]

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Stratasys F123 Series Tip Wipe Assemblies

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It is important to keep the tip wipe assemblies in your Stratasys F Series printer working properly. If the tip wipe assemblies are not cleaning the tips properly, bad print results can occur. The tip wipe assemblies should be checked and cleaned on a monthly basis or anytime you are having print quality issues that may be related to a print head. You should also check the tip wipe assembly any time you notice that material stays stuck to the […]

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Material Storage and Handling FDM Printers

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Stratasys offers a wide array of FDM Thermoplastic materials: ABS-ESD7, ABSi, ABS-M30, ABS-M30i, ABSplus, Antero 800NA, ASA, FDM Nylon 12, FDM Nylon 6, Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber, PC, PC-ABS, PC-ISO, PLA, PPSF, ST-130, ULTEM 1010, ULTEM 9085, and ULTEM 9085 Certified. A full list of the FDM Material’s properties can be found here: View FDM Material Properties Alternatively, you can find brief overviews of these materials below: Material Documents: FDM Materials Overview Material Safety Data Sheets Fortus Systems & Material Overview Recycling […]

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