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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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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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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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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GrabCad 1.25 Release

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GrabCAD Print version 1.25, January 2019 Build number 1.25.17.47934 released on 4 January 2019 The per-machine installer which was released for beta testing in 1.16 is now generally available from print.grabcad.com. In addition to being much more stable than the current per-user installer, it allows for deployment at schools and enterprise organizations by IT system admins. For more information and instructions on switching over, read our help article. OBJ and VRML files with self-intersections, water tightness / open faces issues, and inverted […]

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Polyjet Desktop Flush/Fill Wizard

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Using the Material Flush/Fill wizard before and after an extended period of inactivity (more than one week) ensures proper printer maintenance and quality printing. Each time you run the wizard you select one of the following processes: Draining printing materials and flushing the system with cleaning fluid Use this process to prepare the printer for a shutdown of more than one week. This process takes about 60 minutes and requires four (4) cleaning-fluid cartridges in the materials drawer. Filling the […]

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3D Scanning: Using a Work In Progress (WIP) Model with a Roland CNC

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Creaform 3D Scanners can be used for many more things beyond quality control/inspection of parts or reverse engineering existing parts. With more uses comes less downtime on your Creaform scanner resulting in a better return on investment. One of the less prominent areas you can use your scanner for is to make a ‘Work In Progress’ (WIP) model for use with CNC machining. Sometimes when machining you will have a part that is part way machined from the stock but not […]

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Stratasys F123 Series: PLA Tips and Tricks

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These tips and tricks are designed to help you create better, more stable parts using PLA materials on the Stratasys F123 Series printers. If you are going to use PLA materials you will need to install a PLA head and a cooling module in the printer. The instructions for installing the PLA head and cooling module can be found here: https://www.cati.com/blog/2018/08/pla-plastic-replacing-pla-head-f123-series-printer/ Part Design Thin-walled parts are not optimal with the use of PLA, especially ones that only get a single contour […]

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Getting Started with GrabCAD – Advance FDM Mode

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Introduction to Lesson 1: As you know GrabCAD has a lot of great features; smart default setting, animated slice previews, importing CAD files, organized print queues and tracking material levels to name a few. But when that very troublesome STL file came along that just would not print right, there was Insight. Insight gives the user layer by layer toolpath control, automatically splitting tool paths with unique geometries to be assembled and other abilities beyond your imagination. But as you would […]

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