Stratasys Objet 3D Printer Maintenance – Roller Waste Collector

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The roller waste collector, also referred to as the roller bath, is a container that collects waste material off of the Stratasys Objet 3D printer roller by using a long, flat blade. Typically a user who receives regular maintenance from a certified technician will rarely have to worry about this part as it is replaced during every yearly Preventative Maintenance visit. The PM kit will come with two collectors, leaving behind a spare for the customer. On occasion a customer […]

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Stratasys F120 Filament Recovery

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F120 Filament Recovery With the Stratasys F120’s huge filament boxes holding 200 cubic inches of 3D print material we can build lots of parts without worrying about running out in the middle of a build. Stratasys has gone to great lengths to maintain the long-term quality of this large amount of material by sealing it from humidity. But it happened… I lost the filament in the feed tube when swapping from ABS to ASA. You could break the seal on […]

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Stratasys FDM Material Handling & Storage

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FDM Material Handling & Storage: When handling 3D print material that is on an open spool use two hands. Hold the spool with one hand and the filament with the other before loading and after unloading from a 3D printer. If the filament becomes free to unwind on its own, be sure to carefully place it back on the spool without cross winding. If the filament becomes cross wound, it will cause jams and break off the spool during the […]

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Tip Calibration With TPU

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When 3D printing with TPU material on the Stratasys F123 series printers, we need to do things a little differently than with the other materials. While ABS, ASA, PC-ABS, ABS-ESD and Diran have one type of print head, TPU has it’s own to create elastomer parts on an FDM printer. Here’s how to calibrate your printer for optimal TPU 3D Prints. Instructions Initial Set Up First, install the blue TPU head and connect the ribbon cable and material tube. You […]

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Medical Device Applications Overview: Don’t Forget FDM!

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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 […]

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Repairing Parts with GrabCad

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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 […]

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Introducing innovate3D

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  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 […]

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How to reduce build time with Insight

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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 […]

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Prevent Moisture in Your FDM Filament

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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 […]

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Stratasys Objet Printer Keeps Rebooting

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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 […]

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