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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Decrease Your FDM Build Time by Clicking One Check Box

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  The build time on Additive Manufacturing equipment is a direct correlation of the part height, due to the layering process incorporated.  However, for Stratasys FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) other factors are also involved such as supports, fill density, contour and raster width, etc.  For this article, let’s just focus on the support extruding process.  Stratasys FDM technology uses 2 separate extrusion tips for independent support and model materials.  This means each extrusion tip must deposit both materials individually on each layer as required. […]

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