Medical Device Applications Overview: Don’t Forget FDM!

EmailFacebookLinkedInTwitterShare

Hello and best-wishes from us at Computer Aided Technology. Anyone who has been paying attention to the news, and especially our industry, has probably seen 3D printed face shields in the last few weeks. We at CATI have committed to assisting our partner Stratasys in building these masks. So far we have made over 600 for various hospitals and police/fire departments. Here’s a news story as well as what the face shields look like if you want to get caught […]

Read More

Repairing Parts with GrabCad

EmailFacebookLinkedInTwitterShare

It’s not uncommon for part files to have errors in them. Whether it’s because the designer made a mistake or it was a shabby part taken from the internet with errors in the part mesh. Such errors can often lead to failed builds, or just poor part quality. Thankfully, GrabCad Print from Stratasys is able to identify many of these common errors and, in many cases, even repair them. With this you can print great parts even without the best […]

Read More

Introducing innovate3D

EmailFacebookLinkedInTwitterShare

  We’re sure many of you were excited to attend AMUG, Rapid, and various other industry trade shows this spring, and so were we. That is why starting on March 31st we’re presenting a web series called innovate3D: bring your ideas to life. We will be making all of our trade show presentations and demos, as well as some of our more popular 3DEXPERIENCE World presentations, available to you for free through this virtual series. You won’t even have to […]

Read More

How to reduce build time with Insight

EmailFacebookLinkedInTwitterShare

Timing is often critical in the world of Additive Manufacturing. While a 3D printer can operate around the clock, starting a build requires a machine operator. Sometimes a build is a few hours too long and will end outside of business hours, causing the machine to sit idle overnight instead of having your next prototype ready by morning. Unless someone is on site to switch out prints, this can mean a loss in productivity. Timing builds to decrease the amount […]

Read More

Prevent Moisture in Your FDM Filament

EmailFacebookLinkedInTwitterShare

As a 3D Printing Technician we get to travel to customers and see their printers in various locations. The rooms the printers are housed in can be large as an airplane hangar, small as a broom closet, or anything in between. When working with FDM 3D printing in any size setting, you could run into some level of moisture issues with your print material. Moisture can be absorbed in FDM material which can lead to poor quality prints as well […]

Read More

Stratasys Objet Printer Keeps Rebooting

EmailFacebookLinkedInTwitterShare

There may come a time when your Stratasys Objet printer suddenly starts rebooting by itself. If this happens, it may just be an issue of a bad fan causing the printer to overheat and then reboot. If this is happening, there are two fans that need to be checked. The first fan is on the motherboard. To see it you must remove the front cover. Do this by removing the 4 screws securing it at the top, opening the material […]

Read More

Online Printer Usage Reports

EmailFacebookLinkedInTwitterShare

Online 3D printer usage reports are available right in GrabCAD Print and, if you have set up GrabCAD Print Server, are available in the secure online interface at print.grabcad.com Reports online Reports are powered by GrabCAD Print Server. Before you can see the online reports, you must enable them, and wait some time for the data to be collected. To enable reports, go to print.grabcad.com and log in, then click the Reports tab and click Enable Reports. This turns on Reports for the whole […]

Read More

3D Printing: Dimension 1200, 250mc, Uprint Quality Issues

EmailFacebookLinkedInTwitterShare

Basic user maintenance on your Stratasys FDM 3D printer is crucial to keeping print quality consistent.  It leads to more up-time, higher efficiency, less material waste, and ultimately less service calls interrupting you and your company’s workflow.  As field technicians there are a handful of common problems we run across. These can be easily avoided by adding a step or two to your daily additive manufacturing routine.  Here are some everyday print issues, their typical causes, and ways to easily […]

Read More

Insight 13.10 & 13.11 Updates

EmailFacebookLinkedInTwitterShare

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 […]

Read More

GrabCAD Print Version 1.36 Released

EmailFacebookLinkedInTwitterShare

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 […]

Read More