Stratasys Announcements Bring Objet1000 Plus to Market and Expand Fortus Material Options

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The design and manufacturing industry has a new 3D printing option when it comes to producing large PolyJet parts. On Monday, April 13, 2015, Stratasys announced the release of the new Objet 1000 Plus 3D Production System. This new unit features a large build tray of 1000 x 800 x 500 mm, the widest combination of PolyJet materials, and increased build speeds. One of the truly unique features of this new 3D printer is the movement of the print head. […]

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3D Printing Colored Thermoplastics with ASA

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One of the things some 3D printing users like about using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology is that they get to use common, industry-grade materials to print their parts, and a very popular material Stratasys offers to its FDM users is ASA Thermoplastic. This tough, durable plastic is ideal for making functional prototypes and, in some cases, even end-use parts. There used to be a drawback, however: ASA had a very limited number of color options available, so unless you […]

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Streamlining the Production Floor with Additive Manufacturing

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For most people in the manufacturing industry, the driving factors for change are generally getting a project done faster, cheaper, and with improved quality. This is where additive manufacturing, or 3D printing as it’s more commonly referred to, has really begun to find its niche with manufacturers. Professional 3D printers provide a wide range of printer sizes and durable materials that manufacturers are applying more and more to the production of floor tools. Manufacturing relies on tools to maintain consistent […]

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The Impact of 3D Printing Across the Product Lifecycle

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Designers, engineers, and manufacturers across multiple industries are discovering that the more ways they can incorporate 3D printing into a product’s developmental life cycle, the better they can optimize ideas, time management, and product developmental dollars. In the not so distant past, prototypes and concept models were made of wood, clay, or metal. They often had to be made in third party shops, where the time and costs associated with producing models was difficult to justify to management. What 3D […]

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ULTEM 1010 Material Expands 3D Printing Applications

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One of the benefits of 3D printing parts using FDM technology is that designers and manufactures can print in common industry standard materials like ABS or Polycarbonate. FDM materials are generally strong and versatile plastics used in a wide range of industries and applications. Recently, Stratasys announced a full line of brand-new products designed to expand on their already wide range of 3D printing capabilities. One of the most exciting announcements in this product launch was the release of the […]

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Stratasys and Worrell Announce Collaborative Partnership to Optimize Medical Devices

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In the medical device industry, innovation and optimization of new products is paramount to ensuring that breakthrough ideas are able to come to fruition and aid in achieving patient health. The challenges that medical device manufacturers tend to run into, however, are high tooling costs and meeting very strict FDA regulations. This is where additive manufacturing becomes a very valuable tool to manufacturers, as 3D printing is ideal when complex parts need to be produced in low volume. Earlier this […]

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Stratasys Receives Motorsport 2014 Technology of the Year Award

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This year, Stratasys 3D Printing won the award of “Motorsport 2014 Technology of the Year” at the annual Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards in Cologne Germany. Stratasys received this recognition for their work with Strakka Racing. Utilizing Stratasys technology has helped Strakka Racing produce essential parts in their Championship Strakka DOME S103 LMP2 race car. The automotive industry has really benefited from the world of opportunity that 3D printing allows designers and engineers to enable. “3D printing still seems so […]

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White House Announces Inaugural 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge

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Now that Halloween is in the rear view mirror, the tradition of decorating the White House for the holiday season is in full force. With thousands of people expected to visit and millions with access to the decorations via the internet, there is a lot of planning and work that needs to be done. This year the White House, in partnership with the Smithsonian, is looking to the 3D printing community for help. 3D printing designers will have the opportunity, […]

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