What’s New With Dragonfly: Introducing Dragonfly LDM

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Greetings from us at CATI and we hope you’re having a great end of summer wherever this finds you. Recently, I wrote about the newest addition to the CATI family: Nano Dimension’s Dragonfly PCB printer. We are extremely excited to have them on board, but even more so today to discuss the newest innovation from this forward-thinking company; the Dragonfly LDM. LDM stands for “Lights-out Digital Manufacturing” and its purpose is to make the overall experience of PCB printing with […]

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Dimension 1200es and Fortus 250mc Head Alignment

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The toggle-head technology that we find in the Dimension 1200es and Fortus 250mc is a genius design that allows both sides of the toggle head to apply material by tilting the tips back and forth. The way that it does this is by forcing the head in the X-axis either to the far right or left, and a toggle bar under the head plate pops the head one direction or the other. Although in our experience, the alignment of the […]

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Introducing the Nano Dimension Dragonfly

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Earlier this year, we at CATI announced that we were to become a reseller for Nano Dimension and installed our very own Dragonfly in early April. You can read about it here on our official site for some good background info. What I want to talk about today is a little more deep dive from the technical and mechanical perspective of the machine including some basic operational theory, how it contrasts and compares to similar technologies, and finally a little […]

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Sacrificial Tooling 101 – Part 1

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It’s known that a simple material inversion in Insight can give you some pretty unique and powerful results in your print. This is definitely the key to a few of the more advanced applications we can achieve on FDM. The purpose of material inversion is fairly simple. Essentially, you’re simply flipping the model and support material toolpaths on your piece so that model prints where support would be and vice versa. The power of this, inherently, is now you have […]

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Preventative Maintenance on your Objet30

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It’s spring here in the lovely midwest, and like a lot of people, we’re very big on spring cleaning. Just like anything, your machine needs a little TLC once in a while. So aside from sending out one of our fantastic Field Service Engineers to do a “PM” (preventative maintenance), what kinds of things can you do to keep your system running smoothly, reliably, and consistently this year? The first rule with any liquid-based system is that cleanliness is key. […]

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My Material Won’t Flow!

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Happy New Year from us at CATI to you. We hope everyone is doing well and prepared to tackle 2019 with us. When you’re running your Dimension or Fortus printer from Stratasys, you already know how important it is that material flow from the head unit be as unimpeded as possible. However, things happen and sometimes that material just will not come out no matter how many buttons you push or wrenches you turn. Now, depending on the class of […]

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