3D PRINTING

Minimizing Support Removal Time with DfAM for FDM

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Minimizing Support Removal Time with DfAM for FDM Soluble support material is a feature unique to Additive Manufacturing and is responsible for enabling the seamless printing of organic geometries and build parts. In contrast to the many possibilities that soluble support material opens up, it also has downsides, particularly in Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printing. In FDM printing, soluble support material is notorious for increasing build times, the material cost of the part, and the amount of time dedicated to […]

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Visualizing Polyjet Build Volumes

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Visualizing size is a difficult skill. Describing something as the width of a human hair or a grain of rice is easy enough, but when you get larger than a baseball size can start to get arbitrary. The size of a banana or an apple can vary wildly, making them ill suited for describing the scale of an object. Visualizing volumes of empty space with only a few dimensions is even more difficult. Unfortunately, that’s how the build volumes of […]

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Copper Material Deep Dive: Desktop Metal Studio System

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The latest material released for the Desktop Metal Studio System is 99.9% pure copper. Copper has uses in many industries and the customization that comes with additive manufacturing is sure to bring about innovation. The electrical and thermal conductivity of pure copper combined with the design freedom of 3D printing should open up possibilities that were inconceivable in the past. What makes copper special? The two main advantages of copper are its thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity. Due to its […]

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How to set up an Objet host computer

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Your host computer has crashed. You have installed windows on a new HD or PC and need to setup your Objet software. The older V2 printers are simple. Using a KVM switch to go back and forth from screen to screen. For these, you only focus on the quick tips to connect via IP address. V3+ Printers use Remote Access and you will use the Host computer to gain access to the printer. Doing all this is pretty simple, but […]

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Creating a Direct Connection to a Stratasys 3D Printer

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In the case that your network is down, or you are otherwise unable to connect to your 3D printer remotely, you can establish a direct 1 to 1 connection with the printer using your computer. You’ll need a crossover cable, which you’ll connect directly between the printer’s Ethernet port and your computer’s port. After that you’ll need to adjust the IP settings of either the printer, the computer, or both. Stratasys printers can change the IP address through the maintenance […]

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How to retrieve a Configuration File on an F Series Printer using a USB.

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How do I retrieve the configuration file on a Stratasys F123 Series printer using a USB? Many 3D printer operators prefer to run their F Series printers in an offline mode and not keep the printer on a network. There are a few different settings on the printers that make running the printer in offline mode possible. This guide outlines how to retrieve the configuration file from the printer without it being on a network. One thing to note is […]

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Polyjet Motherboard… Where are you?

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There may come a time that your Stratasys Polyjet 3D printer’s embedded computer blinks its final LED and it just won’t turn on. Don’t worry, that’s where we come in. If this ever happens to you there are some steps that you can take before giving us a call. First and foremost, have your Serial Number ready. You can find this on the back side of your printer down by the power cord. Next you will need to remove the […]

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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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What’s New with Materalise Magics

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With this year’s new version, Magics 24, comes some great improvements to help you prepare models for additive manufacturing In this new edition, Materalise has added .3mf support , a chamfering tool, and reworked the backend algorithms to boost the speed of Magic’s editing tools. Hollowing, perforating, and cutting are solved up to 3 times faster. Speaking of the cutting tool, the lap joint tool now has a preview for parameter adjustments before the cut is applied. This makes partial […]

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