Stratasys Announces SUP706 for Polyjet Machines

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On Tuesday, Stratasys announced a brand new support material available to all Polyjet Connex customers, SUP706. Running on all triple-jetting 3D printers, SUP706 is compatible with all Polyjet materials, the only exception being specifically identified hearing aid materials. This new support material opens up doors to print even more detail geometries and reduces the already low design constrictions Polyjet users have. Key benefits to the new Sup706 include.  Maximize productivity of your triple-jetting system and achieve a low TCO per […]

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3D Printing a Life-Size Bigfoot Skeleton

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History Channel recently aired a new documentary entitled “Bigfoot Captured”, which researchers at Idaho State University utilized Stratasys 3D printing to print an 8 foot tall life size skeleton replica of what researchers believe fabled creature to looks like.

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Fisher Unitech Shines at 2015 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trade Show

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As always, the annual Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trade Show in Dayton Ohio featured lots of technologies that are helping all manufacturing industries from injection molding to tool and die shops create high quality products. This year again one of the most popular and well attended booths was the Fisher Unitech 3D Printing booth. With on sight 3D printers and lots of example parts on display, Fisher Unitech showcased many different ways of how 3D printing is helping manufacturing and design […]

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The Royal Navy is Now Using 3D Printed Aircrafts

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With the advancement in material strength properties being seen in 3D printing, industries are more and more utilizing 3D printing for end use parts. Recently the United Kingdom’s Navy began testing the capabilities of launching unmanned 3D printed aircrafts for use in reconnaissance information. According to Commander Bow Wheaton, the navy is very interested in the possible uses of unmanned and highly automated systems. Heading up the project with the Royal Navy were researchers from South Hampton University, Professors Andy […]

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106 Labs utilizing Fisher/Unitech LLC 3D Printing Build Services to Prototype

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As a mechanical engineer and the father of four sons, one can imagine that for Zac Coon, it would only be a matter of time before some pretty innovative ideas for toys would come to fruition. Last December, Coon and his team at 106 Labs posted a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of raising enough capital to get their new craft toy project, the Hyper-B, up and running. The Hyper-B is a hyperboloid-shaped toy that keeps your eyes entertained through its […]

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Fisher Unitech Expands 3D Printing Offerings to West Virginia

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FISHER/UNITECH announced today its recent authorization to expand its 3D printing sales territory into West Virginia. The company, an engineering solutions provider and Stratasys partner for nearly 18 years, supplies both Polyjet and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) professional 3D printers to design and manufacturing industries. For the past several years, FISHER/UNITECH has been one of the world’s top resellers for Stratasys Corporation.  “West Virginia is an exciting new frontier for us!  This is an area with high industry growth in […]

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3D Printing a Better Shoe

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To build a great quality product, you have to understand your customer’s needs, innovate, design, test, and design again before having a product that is ready for market. These challenges are no different for the shoe industry, so it’s not too hard to find the impact 3D printing is having on the advancement of shoe technology. Massive shoe companies such as Nike and Adidas are utilizing 3D printing in ways that help them better understand their customers, get products to […]

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What sets a Professional 3D Printer Apart From a Hobby 3D Printer?

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There is no question that 3D printing has been gaining enormous amounts of traction in pop culture and the mainstream media. According to a recent Wohlers Report on 3D printing revenue growth, 3D printing sales could grow to $21 billion by 2020. What may not be as well-known by 3D printing enthusiasts, however, is what differentiates a professional 3D printer from a hobbyist 3D printer. Companies like GE, Ford, Boeing, and Microsoft are usually using different printers than students working in […]

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3D Printing Company Finds Investor on ABC’s Shark Tank

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Let’s be honest: the majority of reality TV available to viewers is not the most educational of content. However, ABC’s Shark Tank gives real-life entrepreneurs the opportunity of a lifetime to pitch their ideas and companies to some of the best business minds in the manufacturing, design, and technology industries. So it was only a matter of time until 3D printing company “You Kick Ass” came to Shark Tank looking for investors. You Kick Ass was able to develop a […]

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3D Printing Helping Lead the Way in Battle Field Armor Development

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When out on patrol, members of the armed forces and law enforcement teams count on each other and their training to keep themselves safe. Just as important to safety as making smart decisions, however, is what type of personal protection is available to individuals. The goal is to ensure that, when under attack, soldiers and law enforcement members have the best chance of avoiding injury. Currently, Kevlar body armor is the standard in protecting vital organs, but through the utilization […]

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