F123 Series TPU 92A Elastomer Material and Kit

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FDM TPU 92A is a resilient, flexible thermoplastic that combines flexibility and strength with abrasion and tear resistance and eliminates costly and time-consuming molding or casting methods to produce elastomer parts. Create accurate elastomer parts quickly and efficiently. The durable elasticity of FDM TPU 92A material makes it a good choice for a wide variety of applications including flexible hoses, tubes, air ducts and vibration dampeners. Produce large and complex elastomer parts. See the video below for more information. A link […]

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Setting Preferences and Customizing Stratasys Insight Software

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The advanced Stratasys Insight software is available on all F370 and Fortus machines.  Within the Insight software, there is a wide array of options and customizations that can be unleashed.  Insight software can be a stand-alone installation or launched within GrabCAD Print. In GrabCAD Print choosing the Apps on the main menu bar and selecting Launch Insight (shown right) will launch the latest version of Insight (you must have an Internet connection for Insight to launch). For a comparison of […]

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3D Printing Rubber-like with Color: Agilis 30 White

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  With Agilis 30 White, we continue to improve on the performance of abilities of the J750. We can now print our normal full-color CMYK parts while using Agilis to make those colored parts also have a soft rubber-like quality. Agilis 30 White replaces VeroPureWhite in the CMYK palette. In short, this means that the more “white” the color being printed contains, the softer the material will be. Agilis 30 White has a natural Shore A value of 30. So we […]

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How to flush out an Objet Connex Printer

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The best practice for keeping Objet Printers up and running well is to keep them working and happy. You should be running a print job on an Objet machine at least once a week, just to keep the fluids flowing so you don’t get any clogs accidentally. Sometimes you know that you will not be needing to do any print jobs on your Objet printer in the near future. You can either go print a random hand out part on […]

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How to Update the Firmware on Your Stratasys F123 Series Printer

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It is very important to keep the firmware up to date on your printers. To update the firmware on your Stratasys F123 Series printers follow these steps. First, put the printer into Upgrade Mode: Press the Tools Icon on the screen     2. Press the Maintenance Icon   3.  Press Update Software   The printer will show the Waiting for Upgrade File screen   Open GrabCad Print and select your printer by pressing the arrow to the left of […]

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Customer Story: Avance Design

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Step into Avance Design in Indianapolis, IN on any given day, and the whole team’s firing on all cylinders. Just speaking with Business Development Manager Bill Fletcher briefly, the array of projects their team is working on at the moment is incredibly diverse: they’re 3D printing 90 fixtures, designing the CAD model of a snow shovel, creating CAD data from a 3D scanned part for a machine part where the original data was no longer on file with the manufacturer, […]

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Multi-Color printing on FDM With GrabCAD Print

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Polyjet printing has always been the king of multi color 3D printing, but as you will soon see, we can print multiple colors in FDM.  This will take a little extra work in the design phase of your project, but the outcomes will be worth it. In GrabCAD Print, open your part, complete your setup and slicing as you usually do.  Once the slicing is complete and the graphics are generated, the Slice Preview panel opens.  In this pane, we […]

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Desktop Metal Studio System Design Guideline Highlights

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With the release of Desktop Metal’s new Studio System, we wanted to publish some highlights of the design guidelines developed by Desktop metal in order to ensure success on your new metal printing system. By following these guidelines, you will be creating part designs that are best suited to utilize the strengths of the Studio System while at the same time minimizing the impact of the process limitations inherent to the tech behind the Studio System. All these design guidelines […]

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Importing SOLIDWORKS 2019 files into GrabCAD Print 1.25

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With the latest release of SOLIDWORKS 2019 SP1, you may have experienced an error when importing your .SLDPRT file directly into GradCAD Print 1.25.  While the developers of GrabCAD Print have committed to resolve this issue in their 1.27 release, in the meantime saving your SLDPRT file in the .STL (Surface Tessellated Language) file format will let you continue using GrabCAD Print for your 3D Printing needs. Here is a brief reminder for converting your 3D drawing to the STL […]

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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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