How to Reduce 3D Print Build Time Part 3: Model Material as Support

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FDM Model Material as Support When it’s down to the wire, often reducing a parts build time is critical with 3D printing. Just in time manufacturing sometimes is just that, and shaving every minute out of a build can be the difference. In previous blogs we have explored the topics of reducing build time by changing raster and contour properties, in this blog we will be talking about using model material as support. With all Stratasys FDM printers 2 dis-similar […]

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Unpacking GrabCAD .Print Files

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GrabCAD Print does an outstanding job of repairing STL files by repairing missing triangles, overlapping triangles, stitching, etc. But one of my pet peeves is that while it will correct an STL file, it will not let you save the repaired STL file. I would like to export the repaired STL file for future use and not have to rerun the repair procedure each time I load it into GrabCAD Print. This is also true after you scale a part […]

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GrabCAD Print Version 1.36 Released

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Build number 1.36.17.57117 released on 20 November 2019 Important Notification: Support for Windows 7 is ending. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. GrabCAD Print 1.37 (scheduled for December 17, 2019) will be the final release supported on Windows 7. Stratasys will stop providing software updates for GrabCAD Print on Windows 7, will no longer ensure that GrabCAD Print works on Windows 7, and will not offer support for […]

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GrabCAD Print Version 1.37 Released

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Build number 1.37.15.57828 released on 18 December 2019 The latest GrabCAD Print release is short; but packed with powerful enhancements for PolyJet 3D Printing. It’s also the last release supported on Windows 7. General Changes/Improvements: Traveler Document for Manufacturing Notes: It is now possible to preview and create a PDF traveler document containing the manufacturing notes and screenshots of the models for the currently active tray.  To use this feature, select the part, click the right mouse button and from the pop-up […]

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GrabCAD Print Version 1.36 Released

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Build number 1.36.17.57117 released on 20 November 2019 Important Notification: Support for Windows 7 is ending. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. GrabCAD Print 1.37 (scheduled for December 17, 2019) will be the final release supported on Windows 7. Stratasys will stop providing software updates for GrabCAD Print on Windows 7, will no longer ensure that GrabCAD Print works on Windows 7, and will not offer support for […]

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GrabCAD Print Version 1.35 Released

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Build number 1.35.21.56592 released on 24 October 2019 Important Notification: Support for Windows 7 is ending. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. GrabCAD Print 1.37 (scheduled for December 17, 2019) will be the final release supported on Windows 7. Stratasys will stop providing software updates for GrabCAD Print on Windows 7, will no longer ensure that GrabCAD Print works on Windows 7, and will not offer support for […]

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GrabCAD Print Version 1.33 Released

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GrabCAD Print Build number 1.33.10.54793 released on 20 August 2019 FDM Changes/Improvements: On printers that are supported by Advanced FDM, some advanced features are now available in the Model Settings tab. These include infill density, infill angle, and body thickness, and when CAD files are used, the ability to change a cylindrical hole into a self-supporting diamond. The Advanced FDM mode, introduced in version 1.24,  is now supported on the Stratasys F170, F270, F370, all Fortus (250, 380, 400, 450, […]

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Advance FDM Mode Lesson 2: General Tour (Part 4 of 4)

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Welcome to the final part of our General tour of GrabCAD Print – Advance FDM Mode. In part 4 we will dive into the Slice preview and touch on the Manufacturing notes, If you are following along from lesson 2 part 3 then you will just need to open the Slice Preview menu. If you are just joining again after a long a good night’s rests from playing with all the Selection settings, then be sure to open your edited […]

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GrabCAD Toolpaths vs. GrabCAD Advance FDM Mode Toolpaths Part 1 of 2

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Toolpaths are the machine’s movements that build the parts we want, either in subtractive or additive technologies. One of the key differences between additive and subtractive methods is the porosity of the created part. Porosity is the number of voids by volume in any material. Most if not all subtractive processes (while using the same 3D printable materials like ASA/ABS) will result in non-porous parts. However, due to the FDM nature of additive technology, the parts created will be porous. […]

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