HELP! My Objet Printer Has No Power

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A quick thing to check if you have no power at all on a Stratasys Objet Desktop model machine is the internal power cables. The main power cable will split to two cables once it enters the machine and on occasion they will become loose from the vibration of the machine. To check simply take the back cover off and on the right side you will see two power cables leading to the power supply. Just make sure they are […]

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DESIGN FOR 3D PRINTING – Tips, Tricks, & Techniques Part 3 of 3

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Designing for Additive Manufacturing can be somewhat different than designing for traditional Subtractive processes (Mills, Lathes, etc.) We will break this down into 3 parts that impact your design, Design Considerations (part 1), Exporting Data (part 2) and Part Printing (part 3). In this blog let’s take a look at the next step – Part Printing. Part Preparation is extremely important to initiate the function in the equation of form, fit and function. We will also focus on understanding build […]

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GrabCAD 1.19/1.20 Updates

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GrabCAD Print version 1.19, June 2018 Build number 1.19.14.41748 released on 15 June 2018 When you click Print to send a job to your PolyJet printer, a warning will be shown if the printer doesn’t have enough material loaded or if the waste bin is full. Jobs containing a large number of duplicate files will process faster than before. Additionally, file loading times for complex or multi-body VRML files has improved by 60-80%. You can now export the printer configuration […]

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PLA plastic and replacing the PLA Head in your F123 Series Printer

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PLA works well at high speeds, specifically fast-draft mode on the Stratasys F123 Series. Get quick concept verification and design development while keeping material expenses down. Available in transparent colors, use PLA to 3D print see-through prototypes such as tail lights and blinkers. PLA offers good tensile strength, high stiffness, a low melting point and low HDT, which means less heat and power are required to print. Download the Spec sheet here: http://www.stratasys.com/-/media/files/material-spec-sheets/mss_fdm_pla_0118a.pdf Download the Safety Data Sheet here: http://www.stratasys.com/-/media/files/safety-data-sheets/pla-safety-data-sheets.zip […]

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Replacing Your F123 Series 3D Printer Standard Printhead

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When the printhead in your Stratasys F123 3D Printer reaches 1500 build hours (odometer limit), a warning will be displayed on the User Interface and the head’s Head Status Icon will be highlighted in red on the Materials page. You can continue using a head which has exceeded its odometer limit, but it is highly recommended that you change the head as part quality will be unpredictable. The instructions listed below are a guide on how to change out the […]

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UV Ignition Timeout on Stratasys Objet Desktop

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One common issue we see quite frequently on the Objet Desktop line is UV Ignition Timeout errors. This can be caused by a number if things ranging from a software glitch to a broken UV bulb. If your machine has a UV error there are two quick things you can do to try to either figure out what is wrong or get you up and running. The first is to simply restart the printer software. like I mentioned software glitches can […]

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DESIGN FOR 3D PRINTING – Tips, Tricks & Techniques Part 2 of 3

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Designing for Additive Manufacturing can be somewhat different than designing for traditional Subtractive processes (Mills, Lathes, etc.) We will break this down into 3 parts that impact your design, Design Considerations (part 1), Exporting Data (part 2) and Build Preparation (part 3). In Part 1 we discussed Design Considerations. In this blog let’s take a detailed look at the next step – Exporting the Data. This can be equally important to define the form, fit and function intended for the […]

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Stratasys Objet Desktop Pattern Test

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Your Stratasys Objet Desktop should receive weekly, and sometimes even daily, maintenance. You should be printing a pattern test weekly using the pink paper provided with your start-up kit. The pattern test is the basic verification of the printer’s ability to produce quality models, since it demonstrates the condition of the nozzles in the print heads. To perform the pattern test: Make sure that the build tray is empty. Prepare a sheet of pink paper, approximately 21 × 14 centimeters […]

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3D Scanning, Reverse Engineering in SOLIDWORKS, and 3D Printing a Buckle Clip

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Meet Rob, Rob has a leg brace, but one of the buckles broke. Poor Rob. Lets make a new clip for Rob! How are we going to go about reverse engineering this fairly complex clip design? We could use the old caliper method, but it might be hard to get some of the angles right and it would take a while. Lets see what else we have on hand around the office. We can get accurate measurements from one of […]

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Retrieve Your Objet Service Data / Log file

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Stratasys Objet desktop printers have a Log file that contains a time sequenced history of events of the printer activities. It contains error codes, calibrations, positions and generally a snapshot of what the Printer is doing at the time. It is an invaluable troubleshooting tool and often requested by Stratasys for analysis when diagnosing printer issues. The following are step-by-step instructions on how to obtain the log file so that it can be sent in for analysis. To obtain the […]

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