Insight 13.10 & 13.11 Updates

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Some updates for materials and file processing have been added to Insight. If you have a need for custom tool paths and contours you will want to get the newest release for improved quality of the software and parts it provides. Below are the release notes pertaining to those updates. Insight 13.11 Updates Modeler and Material Configuration Updates • F123 ABS-ESD7 on the Stratasys F370 – ABS-ESD7 is an ABS thermoplastic with static dissipative properties for applications where a static […]

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Insight 13.10 and 13.11 Updates

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Some updates for materials and file processing have been added to Insight. If you have a need for custom tool paths and contours you will want to get the newest release for improved quality of the software and parts it provides. Below are the release notes pertaining to those updates. Insight 13.11 Updates Modeler and Material Configuration Updates F123 ABS-ESD7 on the Stratasys F370 – ABS-ESD7 is an ABS thermoplastic with static dissipative properties for applications where a static charge […]

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Stratasys F123 Series Materials – ABS, ASA, PC-ABS, TPU 92A

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The F123 series from Stratasys unlocks so much more potential in 3D printing than its predecessors. Faster heat up, faster material swapping, and a modern age touch screen interface are just a few of the things that make these 3D printers stand out among other systems. The biggest addition, in my opinion, is the ability to print multiple materials. The legacy machines could only print ABS, but these systems can now print ABS, ASA, PC-ABS, and the newly released TPU […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Different 3D Printing Technologies

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While Stratasys has always been the pioneer of 3D printing, it’s important to know that there are many different types of technologies and materials surrounding 3D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing”.   Stratasys 3D printers use one of two technologies. The ever popular “Fused Deposition Modeling”, FDM, and the “Polyjet” technology.   FDM FDM is the main 3D printing technology that everyone knows about and has seen. Real engineering grade thermoplastics are made into a filament, round up in […]

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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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Stratasys Announcements Bring Objet1000 Plus to Market and Expand Fortus Material Options

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The design and manufacturing industry has a new 3D printing option when it comes to producing large PolyJet parts. On Monday, April 13, 2015, Stratasys announced the release of the new Objet 1000 Plus 3D Production System. This new unit features a large build tray of 1000 x 800 x 500 mm, the widest combination of PolyJet materials, and increased build speeds. One of the truly unique features of this new 3D printer is the movement of the print head. […]

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 – Favorite Materials

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I like simple UI changes that save time.  The favorite materials list within SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 is one new example.  We’ve been creating custom lists of our favorite materials in SOLIDWORKS for some time now.  How long?  Well, I had to go back through all of the What’s New PDFs to find out.  The Materials Editor Property Manager was added in SOLIDWORKS 2004!  This screen capture shows what we’re used to seeing in our SOLIDWORKS Feature Tree for adding materials […]

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 – Favorite Materials

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I like simple UI changes that save time.  The favorite materials list within SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 is one new example.  We’ve been creating custom lists of our favorite materials in SOLIDWORKS for some time now.  How long?  Well, I had to go back through all of the What’s New PDFs to find out.  The Materials Editor Property Manager was added in SOLIDWORKS 2004!  This screen capture shows what we’re used to seeing in our SOLIDWORKS Feature Tree for adding materials […]

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Materials in Design Studies

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Since it is the Christmas season, why don’t we look at one of the great presents we were given in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2013!  While there were many great enhancements this year, and it is very difficult to pick a favorite new Simulation toy, here is one that I personally rank towards the top of my list.  The ability to use SOLIDWORKS Materials in Design Studies was a great gift, also known as an enhancement, to Simulation!   Prior to this release, […]

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