3D Printing: Take a Stab at Stabilize Walls

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In FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D Printing, “support” refers to structures onto which model material is printed. Every part requires, at the very least, a surface onto which the first layers are laid. Beyond that, support structures provide a platform for any material which would otherwise be extruded into mid-air. In other words, supports exist to carry vertical loads. When parts require additional Lateral Stability, GrabCAD Print and Insight users have a couple of “one-click” options: Use the Surround Support Style, or […]

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GrabCAD Print: Company Admin Overview

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The person that sets up the Company becomes the first admin, after that, the Admin has power to control company and user settings. The Users page is the all-in-one tool for managing your team. Add as many users to your account as you like using the “Add new users” button. Simply type the users name and email address and instructions will be sent for them to create an account and login.  You can track their progress from the Admin Users […]

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FDM TPU Best Practices

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Key differences and how to get the best results in printing parts with TPU 92A material. TPU MATERIAL HANDLING Proper storage of materials is critical. When removing TPU spools from the system, place the material spool in the Mylar bag immediately. For extended non-use periods greater than 48 hours, unload the material from the head and wind back onto the spool. Store in the material bay. (Environments with high humidity should unload the material after 36 hours) Note: If the […]

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GrabCAD Print Version 1.37 Released

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Build number 1.7.15.57828 released on 18 December 2019 The latest GrabCAD Print release is short; but packed with powerful enhancements for PolyJet 3D Printing. It’s also the last release supported on Windows 7. General Changes/Improvements: Traveler Document for Manufacturing Notes: It is now possible to preview and create a PDF traveler document containing the manufacturing notes and screenshots of the models for the currently active tray.  To use this feature, select the part, click the right mouse button and from the pop-up […]

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Setting Objet Printer Software To Automatically Open In Maintenance Mode

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Putting your Objet printer in Maintenance Mode each time you need to use it can be a pain sometimes. Did you know there is a way you can set the printer software to automatically come up in Maintenance Mode when it is opened? This is very easy to do and can save you time and frustration. To set the printer software to come up in maintenance mode simply do the following: Right click on the printer software icon on the […]

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Generative Design Meets Additive Manufacturing

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Certain things in this world go together. Peanut butter and chocolate, pinball machines and arcades, and Jeeps and off-road. Generative Design and Additive Manufacturing are part of the great pairing’s hall of fame. We all know what Additive Manufacturing or, 3D Printing is. 3D Printing has become a household word over the last decade. 3D Printing creates something from nothing, layer after layer to print your part. Generative design, or Topology Optimization, is like 3D Printing; building the design before […]

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GrabCAD Print Version 1.36 Released

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Build number 1.36.17.57117 released on 20 November 2019 Important Notification: Support for Windows 7 is ending. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. GrabCAD Print 1.37 (scheduled for December 17, 2019) will be the final release supported on Windows 7. Stratasys will stop providing software updates for GrabCAD Print on Windows 7, will no longer ensure that GrabCAD Print works on Windows 7, and will not offer support for […]

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Insight 13.10 and 13.11 Updates

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Some updates for materials and file processing have been added to Insight. If you have a need for custom tool paths and contours you will want to get the newest release for improved quality of the software and parts it provides. Below are the release notes pertaining to those updates. Insight 13.11 Updates Modeler and Material Configuration Updates F123 ABS-ESD7 on the Stratasys F370 – ABS-ESD7 is an ABS thermoplastic with static dissipative properties for applications where a static charge […]

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Printing with Vivid Vero – White centers, Translucent and Hollow parts

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The introduction of the Vivid Vero colors in the Stratasys Polyjet materials lineup came the ability to print transparent colors and an even larger range of colors. However, using the vivid materials without considering the way GrabCAD Print handles them. When printing non-textured STL, VRML or SLDPRT files, GrabCAD Print will print these files by default with a thin colored shell and a white center (VeroWhite, VeroPureWhite). This wouldn’t be an issue with opaque materials, but the transparent materials the […]

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GrabCAD Print version 1.31, June 2019

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GrabCAD Print version 1.31, June 2019 Build number 1.31.52720.53058 released on 20 June 2019 Advanced FDM, which was introduced in 1.24 for the F900, F370, and Fortus printers, is now available for the F170 and F270. Advanced FDM allows you to customize infill in different sections of the model using the actual CAD geometry, as well as modify hole geometry for printability. Read more here. The Advanced Slicer, available now in File > Preferences > Polyjet, brings J750 and J735 users […]

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