Fisher Unitech Named #1 Stratasys Distributor Worldwide

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Stratasys, the industry leader in 3D printing, recently announced that Fisher Unitech LLC has been named the 2015 number one selling partner worldwide. The company, a SOLIDWORKS product life-cycle management solutions provider and Stratasys partner for over 19 years, supplies its customers with 3D Printing production equipment, materials, and build services. With a territory that ranges throughout the Midwest, Fisher Unitech’s strategic positioning throughout its territory with its sales and applications personnel has enabled them to develop working relationships with its customer base, strengthening the support needed to prove […]

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Creating Manufacturing Floor Tools with 3D Printing

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Maybe one of the best applications for 3D printing is the creation of unique and essential tools used on the manufacturing floor. There are countless times during the day where a manufacturing engineer needs a tool to help hold, position, place, or organize parts. For those reasons jigs, fixtures, check gauges, and other floor tools are ideas to be 3D printed, primarily using FDM technology. On the production floor FDM jigs and fixtures make work easier and safer. And companies […]

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New Objet Connex3 Enhances Workflow Experience with Adobe Partnership

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Since its release, the Objet Connex3 has been known for its smooth and finely detailed finishes with bright vivid color capabilities. Earlier this month, Stratasys announced a newly updated Connex3 that gives users a better streamlined workflow process and better color ranges with a partnership with Adobe. Stratasys is looking for ways to enhance the customer experience and the updated work flow process aims to do just that. This new process enables users to set up their 3D CAD model in the printer in two simple steps, an […]

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The Impact of 3D Printing for Plastic Design Engineers

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For plastics professionals, 3D printing has been a breakthrough for how plastic part design and production can now be accomplished. Plastic design engineers have been using 3D printing technologies such as Polyjet, to create physical models which have the same look and feel as the mass production part they’ve designed. By 3D printing their ideas, design teams can optimize every aspect from structural enhancements such as extra ribbing, to increasing wall thickness and visual changes. This visualization cannot be accomplished […]

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Fisher Unitech 3D Printing Build Services Adding Value to Customers

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For the design and manufacturing industry, 3D printing has become an instrumental tool in opening new doors to how we create new products. However many have not been able to utilize 3D printing due to the initial challenges of return on investment, machine cost, or other company specific reasons. For those who need parts built quickly but can’t justify the purchase of a 3D printer, this is where Fisher Unitech’s build service team shines. Overflow: Many current 3D printer users […]

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3D Printing’s Impact in Sports: Functional Testing, Sporting Goods & Custom Sleeves

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Advancements in 3D printing technology have led to new innovative ways design and manufacturing engineers have brought products to life. In recent years, athletic and sports industries have quickly become one of the largest adapters of 3D printing.  Utilizing the speed of part production and flexible material options, the sports industry has made great strides in improving the athlete experience. All major sporting goods brands have adopted 3D printing to optimize their product lines. Major benefits companies are gaining from […]

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Optimizing Your CAD Software for FDM 3D Printing

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Get the Best 3D Print with Minimal Waste Whether modeling in SOLIDWORKS, Creo, NX, or any other Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, bringing your design to life is easy with a 3D Printer,  but it all starts with an STL file. Here are some tips to consider for your next design, to get the best possible 3D Print, while reducing material waste. Tip #1: Watch the Walls The width of thin walls should be designed as a multiple of the […]

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3D Printing Helps the Aerospace Industry Take Off

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Whether it is on the commercial side or the military side of the aerospace industry, 3D printing is becoming a key component of getting projects off the ground. Commercial airlines are seeing a large spike in the utilization of 3D printing for end use parts. For companies like Airbus, 3D printing parts out of an ULTEM™ 9085 resin works great as this material is certified to meet Airbus material specifications. Utilizing Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling 3D printing, Airbus has managed […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing Helps Hospitals Save Lives

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There are a lot of really interesting 3D printing project that have made the headlines in recent years, maybe the most impactful projects where 3D printing has assisted is in the medical industry. The traditional approach for operating on an organ probably didn’t involve practicing on a test organ that has the exact fit and issues that are in the patient about to go under the knife, 3D printing is changing that. Using scanning technologies along with Stratasys Polyjet 3D […]

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