How to Reduce 3D Print Build Time Part 3: Model Material as Support

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FDM Model Material as Support When it’s down to the wire, often reducing a parts build time is critical with 3D printing. Just in time manufacturing sometimes is just that, and shaving every minute out of a build can be the difference. In previous blogs we have explored the topics of reducing build time by changing raster and contour properties, in this blog we will be talking about using model material as support. With all Stratasys FDM printers 2 dis-similar […]

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How to reduce 3D print build time with Stratasys Insight Part 2

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Using Contours to Save Time With Insight In my previous blog we explored how to save 3D print time by increasing the size of interior toolpaths. While that tip is great for parts with large internal sections it doesn’t help when it comes to parts with lots of thinner walls. When a part consists of a thinner cross-section, the default toolpaths are a back and forth infill that can waste time and efficiency. This blog focuses on a new strategy […]

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How to reduce build time with Insight

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Timing is often critical in the world of Additive Manufacturing. While a 3D printer can operate around the clock, starting a build requires a machine operator. Sometimes a build is a few hours too long and will end outside of business hours, causing the machine to sit idle overnight instead of having your next prototype ready by morning. Unless someone is on site to switch out prints, this can mean a loss in productivity. Timing builds to decrease the amount […]

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