Stratasys: SolidWorks World 2011 Partner Profile

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Reposted from the SolidWorks Blog: SolidWorks World 2011 Partner Profile: Stratasys One of the things we’ve heard from SolidWorks World attendees over the past few years is that you’d like to learn more in advance about the SolidWorks partners who set up booths in the Partner Pavilion. So now through January, we’ll be posting a series of blog entries about some of the partners you might think about checking out, and the people who will be representing them. If there […]

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2010 Dayton AMTS Show Photos on Flickr

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David Northup and Bill Hall of our Dayton, Ohio, office staffed the FISHER/UNITECH booth at the Dayton Advanced Manufacturing & Technology show on October 20-21st, 2010.There were lots of local manufacturing companies represented and much of the interest in our booth surrounded 3D printing technology from the Dimension Printing Group.The event also showcased a Battle Bots competition which brought out local students and administrators in droves.  Jim Ustar, our SolidWorks Territory Sales Manager was on hand to help demonstrate SolidWorks […]

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FISHER/UNITECH to Exhibit in AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo

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Don’t miss your chance to see SolidWorks 3D CAD mechanical design software and the uPrint Personal 3D Printer at the AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo in Novi, Michigan, November 9-10, 2010.AmCon expects to draw 1,000 purchasing, engineering and production level management attendees who are directly involved in buying contract manufacturing and job shop services.  Attendees flock not only from automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, but medical device, military and alternative energy technology companies as well.  The show is […]

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Open House – See the Connex350 3D printer in action

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Join us August 10, 2010 from 12pm-5pm for an Open House featuring the Connex350 3D printer by Objet Geometries.  CATI's resident 3D printing experts will be on hand to introduce you to the latest arrival to our Buffalo Grove Headquarters, the Connex350 3D printer by Objet.  Be the first to see this Connex350 in action. Stop by to ask questions and see parts being printed live or come in for one of the scheduled presentations.  Register for this event at […]

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Dimension Printers Available at Reduced Price

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While I realize that its usually us gals who enjoy a decent sale, I can’t help but to believe that all of you will take some serious interest in the following. Last week Dimension announced that they have several Demo/Tradeshow units now available at a significantly reduced price. (Imagine Black Friday one month early and only for printers.) How significant you ask? Significant enough to get this girl excited and in this economy that’s saying a lot. Right now you […]

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The uPrint is Go

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So, I took advantage of the “Cash for Clunkers” deal and purchased a new Honda Fit.(Sorry, I’ve been loyal to Honda ever since I worked for one of their suppliers).Anyways, I traded in my 99 Ford Explorer for a pretty small hatchback that’s been averaging almost 40mpg on the highway.Its first true test came when we had to relocate one of our 3D printers – the uPrint.Below is a photo of the results… It fit in the Fit (thanks to […]

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Explaining Catalyst EX build properties

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CatalystEX allows you to take full control of how to build your part. The Properties window is accessed from the General Tab. Layer resolution – height of each layer of material extruded to produce a part. Available resolutions are based on printer type. .007 inch (.178 mm) Elite Only .010 inch (.254 mm) Elite, 1200, and uPrint .013 inch (.330 mm) 1200 Only Resolution will effect build time and surface finish – A shorter height creates a smoother finish, but […]

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Differences between uPrint and Dimension 3D printers

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The most noticeable difference, other than price, between the uPrint and Dimension printers is the size. The uPrint’s build envelope measures 8″x6″x6″, the Dimension Elite measures 8″x8″x12″, and the 1200es measures 10″x10″x12″. Dimension noticed that 80% of the parts printed on Dimension machines fit inside this smaller envelope size. The smaller build envelope also means that the machine can heat up to the 77 degrees Celsius required for modeling faster. The uPrint only offers one layer resolution .010. The means that […]

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Alaris 3D Printer Unveiled at Pack Expo

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CATI unveiled the new Alaris30 3D printer manufactured by Objet Geometries at the 2008 Pack Expo show in Chicago to great reviews by attendees.  Throughout the five day exhibition the printer was building parts during show hours and it was fun to watch people stop in their tracks to get a closer look.  The reaction reminded me of the good 'ol days when stereolithography was first introduced and people crowded around to look at this "new" technology.  On more than […]

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