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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My Stratasys Desktop 3D Printer Is Not Jetting Material – Stratasys 3D Printer Support Tip

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From time to time we have seen 3D Printers “Ghost Printing” as we call it.  This is when the print block moves as normal during a print job without jetting any material.  This is caused by print data getting corrupted. There is a simple fix for this. Here is the process. 1. Power down the printer. 2.Then, take the black cover off the print block using the two silver thumb screws.   3. You will see two ribbon cables leading to […]

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My Stratasys Desktop 3D Printer is in Emulation Mode(What do I do?) – Stratasys 3D Printer Support Tip

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In the event that your 3D printer goes into Emulation Mode, there are some things you can do to fix it yourself.  The printer may go into emulation mode when/if the config files become corrupt or the Hard Drive is starting to fail.  This procedure may not resolve the issue if the Hard Drive is going bad.  So, what we are going to do is find a copy of known good config files and replace them on the printer.  They […]

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Resume Print Jobs – Stratasys 3D Printer Support Tip

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In the event that your 3D Printer stops printing in the middle of a print job, it can resume where it left off.  To do this, go to job manager and select the current print job.  Then select resume from the icons above.  A box will open stating to enter the slice to resume from.  There may already be a number in this box.  You will have to go to the Objet interface on the printer computer to get the […]

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Proper 3D Printer Shutdown – Stratasys 3D Printer Support Tip

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It is very important to shut a Stratasys machine down properly when not in use.  This will prevent material from getting clogged in the tubing and print heads.  The printheads may become permanently damaged if the proper precedures are not performed.  If your 3D Printer is not going to be in use for two to three weeks, run the shutdown wizard.  If your 3D Printer will not be in use for more than three weeks,  run the Machine flush/fill wizard […]

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