Stratasys 3D Printing: Objet Pattern Test

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Objet Pattern Test   The Polyjet rapid prototyping machines are Stratasys’ highest accuracy and highest detail machines. To keep the accuracy and reliability of these machines so high, we will have to do some preventative maintenance checks and calibrations on them occasionally. One of these tests is the ‘pattern test.’   The pattern test is quick, less than 5 minutes, preventative maintenance check that is recommended to be performed about once a week, or before a really large build. The […]

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3D Printing Materials: FDM and Polyjet

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Early this week I was at the CATI Product Development forum held at the NIU Rockford, IL campus. We had a great attendee turnout for this event. I conducted a presentation on materials for FDM and Polyjet and applications where there could be a crossover using either both or separate technologies. I thought I would provide some slides from this presentation along with commentary. I start my presentation by stating additive manufacturing technologies have been around for some time now […]

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Setting up a Host Machine for an Objet Printer

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When setting up a host machine for an Objet printer, there are some specific things that need to be considered. I will go through all the steps that need to be taken in order to get your printer up and running. You must have the printer connected to the host machine via crossover cable (orange cable that comes with the machine). It is advised that you use a dedicated network interface card for the printer. It is ok to connect […]

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3D Printing Helping Lead the Way in Battle Field Armor Development

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When out on patrol, members of the armed forces and law enforcement teams count on each other and their training to keep themselves safe. Just as important to safety as making smart decisions, however, is what type of personal protection is available to individuals. The goal is to ensure that, when under attack, soldiers and law enforcement members have the best chance of avoiding injury. Currently, Kevlar body armor is the standard in protecting vital organs, but through the utilization […]

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3D Printed Haute Couture at Paris Fashion Week

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We already know that 3D printing is revitalizing technical fields like manufacturing and medical technologies, but as Paris Fashion Week suggests, 3D printers are making a splash in the art world as well. Using Stratasys and Materialise technologies and some technical minds, Dutch designer Iris van Herpen created two different 3D printed pieces for her Paris Fashion Week runway show. The customization of 3D printing allowed Herpen to control the exact shape she wanted, allowed her a level of intricacy […]

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‘Iron Man’ Style Phone Glove 3D Printed on Objet Connex

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Here’s another innovative “design-to-prototype” story enabled by Objet Connex multi-material 3D printing technology: Bryan Cera is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he’s studying for an MFA in Art and Technology. Using the Objet Connex multi-material 3D printing system he’s created these very “Iron Man” type gloves known as the ‘Glove One’ concept – that even incorporate a working phone! Judging by the green parts in the photo below it seems they’ve used Objet’s ABS-like Digital Material (a very tough composite material, only […]

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Objet announces the release of the Objet260 Connex 3D Printer

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Objet announced today the release of the new Objet260 Connex multi-material 3D Printer.  With this announcement Objet continues to revolutionize the rapid prototyping industry. >Click here for the full press release Watch this great video! For more information on the Objet260 Connex, Click Here to visit the Rapid Prototyping section of the CATI Website.   Jim TeDescoMarketingComputer Aided Technology, Inc.

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Objet 3D printing helps doctors provide medical treatment for children

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Join Objet Geometries and Dr. Mike North of Miracle Feet for a webinar discussing how Miracle Feet utilized Objet's Connex 3D printer to help create corrective braces for children with clubfoot. Rapid prototyping with the Connex 3D Printer played a big role in developing the optimal brace design. There are currently 1 million untreated cases of clubfoot in the world — 175,000 new cases a year — with limited affordable solutions. Date and TimeThursday, June 16, 20111:00pm Central Time >Register […]

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