Creaform 3D Scanning: How to Scan the Human Body With the GoScan50

How to Scan the Human Body With the Creaform GoScan50 Creaform has an impressive range of handheld scanners that can record hundreds of thousands of points of data every second with up to 30 micron accuracy, but how would we go about scanning the human body? The high accuracy and tracking targets are great for scanning large objects to perform high accuracy inspections and for reverse engineering, but you don’t really need that kind of accuracy for the human body. […]

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Reverse Engineering with Creaform and SOLIDWORKS

Reverse Engineering with Creaform and SOLIDWORKS   The hand held Creaform scanners are a great addition to your Inspection lab to speed up bottle necks and get more info quicker on your parts, but they can also be used for quick and effective reverse engineering. Once we have all of this scanned data acquired, we can use the VXElements software to extract all of the useful information we might need to build up a new part or a variation of […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Simplifying the 3D Printing Process with GrabCAD Print

Simplifying the 3D Printing Process with GrabCAD Print   GrabCAD Print has been partnered with Stratasys make the entire process smoother from start to finish to managing everything in between. Even monitoring and reporting the usage of all the printers in the office too.     For as long as 3D printing has been around you have always needed to convert your CAD file into a STL file to be able to process and print it. It has always been […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: F123’s New Calibration Part

NEW FDM F123 Calibration Part   The new line of FDM machines but Stratasys, the F123 series, is out and it has even more upgrades than you can shake a stick at. One of those is the new Calibration Part for the new Print Heads. It uses less material, is larger, and is easier to read.     If your not familiar with the old FDM calibration part it looked like this.     It worked well but there were […]

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3D Printing: What to Print with Your New Makerbot

What to Print with Your New Makerbot   Let’s say you’re one of the lucky people who got a new MakerBot Replicator Plus 3D Printer for Christmas. Now what do you do with it? You have seen all the amazing things people have been creating with them and you’re wondering where to start. You probably know a bit about how to try and make your own STL models from scratch using a CAD program, but if you’re not lucky enough […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Accuracy of Stratasys FDM vs. Hobbiest FDM Machines

Accuracy of Stratasys FDM vs. Hobbiest FDM Machines   What is the actual difference between Stratasys FDM machines and hobbiest FDM Printers?   There are so many FDM machines out there on the market today that utilize FDM technology and it can be hard to distinguish between them. Parts off one machine can look just as good as parts off a different one. But one of the main things to take into consideration is Reliability and Repeatability. If you are […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 WHAT’S NEW: EVALUATING MODELS FOR 3D PRINTING – #SW2017

SOLIDWORKS 2017 has lots of useful new features. One of those hundreds of enhancements would be the Print3D FDM build analysis. This has been improved on from last year’s Print3D option which would allow you to see if your parts can fit in your printers build chamber and also help you save out the SOLIDWORKS file as a either an STL, 3D Manufacturing Format (.3mf), or an Additive Manufacturing File(.amf) Now print3D has a set of build analysis features to […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: How to Setup a Multi Body Print Job – Polyjet

Setting up a Multi Body Print with a Stratasys 3D Printer – Polyjet Some of the Objet Polyjet line of Stratasys machines can print in multiple materials at the same time. You can get parts that have a hard plastic surface, clear/see through sections, and soft rubber over molding all in one print job. But how does the printer know where to apply the specific materials? The user interface in the Objet Studio software is very simple and easy to use. […]

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3D Printing With High Quality Models

3D Printing High Quality Models There are some really impressive looking Objet models that show amazing levels of detail and resolution. How exactly do you go about getting your models to look like that? Well, first you have to export your model out at a high enough resolution to bring forth all of the detail in the part. The image below shows a SOLIDWORKS part we have created. You can see that what we made in SOLIDWORKS is smooth and […]

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Objet 3D Printing Overview

Using an Objet 3D Printer The 3D printers from Objet Geometries can create some amazing plastic parts. They can range from color models (such as the Halo Masterchief model) to flexible rubber parts, to clear lenses and covers. But how do you get to these end results? Is the process complex? Not at all. Sending a model to an Objet printer to be built only involves a few steps. Export STL File First you need to save your 3D model […]

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