Stratasys 3D Printing Roadshow/Meet & Greet Event – Schaumburg, IL February 8th

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Roadshow/Meet & Greet Event – Schaumburg, IL February 8th   Join CATI and Stratasys at our Stratasys 3D Printing Roadshow/Meet & Greet Event in Schaumburg, IL on February 8th. There is no cost to attend and breakfast is included. Seating is limited, so be sure to register early to guarantee your spot.   This event features brand new content as well as two very special guest speakers:   Tom Brosseau, Senior Industrial Designer at The Marketing Store Worldwide David Vogel, Designer and Principal […]

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Stratasys 3D Printers: Print Head Alignment for PolyJet Desktop Printers

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Print Head Alignment for PolyJet Desktop Printers   You may find your parts have some rough edges over time or after replacing or swapping your print head locations on your Objet printer. This can be due to the heads being out of alignment and need to be adjusted. Doing the adjustment is fairly automated and easy to do. You will need your clear transparency sheets, scotch tape (optional), and a magnifier or loupe to look at the print to do […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Soluble Support for V3 Polyjet Desktops

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Soluble Support for V3 Polyjet Desktops   Soluble Support has been released for all V3 Desktop Polyjet machines.   SUP706 is a Support material that dissolves in a solution of caustic soda and sodium metasilicate and can be removed easily. To run Support 706, you will require an upgrade.  This is free of charge and can be done by users.   The easiest way to tell if you have a V3 machine will be to check to see if you have […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Data Shifting and Reseating Head Cards on PolyJet Printer

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Data Shifting and Reseating Head Cards on PolyJet Printer   From time to time, on your Objet Desktop PolyJet printer, you may see your print offset print in the X or Y direction. This happens when the information coming from Objet Studio was not processed correctly internally, or the machine itself has confused itself and loses its reference. There is a possibility there is an issue internal to the machine with boards or cables, but this is a way to […]

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New Heads Filling Wizard Method

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We have found that when doing a heads filling calibration there are extra steps that should be taken to ensure an accurate calibration. Manually changing the liquid level sensors back to factory values will help the machine calibrate the sensors accurately.  Do do this extra step simply enter maintenance mode then go under the Parameter Manager. Scroll down to Heads Filling. Then change the first four values to look like the values below. Then follow the normal Heads filling calibration […]

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Polyjet and FDM Material Expiration Date and Shelf Life

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Both Polyjet and FDM materials have a shelf life to them and Polyjet has a hard expiration date which it won’t read in the machine past that date. The shelf life for the material is from when it’s manufactured till when it’s no longer available. For FDM machines the shelf of the material is about 3 years from manufactured date as long as the sealed bag and cartridge is not opened. If the bag is opened the shelf life goes […]

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Prepping Your Objet Desktop for Move

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Prepping your Objet Desktop for move When moving your objet desktop to another location please follow these steps to ensure that nothing will be damaged. The first thing you need to do is empty the machine of build material and fill it with cleaning fluid. You will find the Flush/Fill wizard under Options- Wizards.   After the cleaning solution is loaded, power down the printer. Then  lower the build tray by using a flat blade screwdriver on the lead screw […]

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Objet Head Filling calibration and Error Trouble Shooting

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Your Objet Desktop can display an error related to heads filling while it is printing. This can be due to numerous thing but most commonly they are from the machine being out of calibration.First thing that should be done is to make sure your load cells are in calibration and try to print again. If the error repeats then move on to doing the heads filling calibration. For more information on the load cell calibration you can access it from […]

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Objet Prime Head Filling Timeout/Material Suddenly Not Being Accepted

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Objet Prime Desktop units are capable of running Tango material.  The only desktop machine capable of doing so.  There is one slight downside to this.  Tango and materials are a bit thicker and have a different filter system that had to be developed.  The new filters are similar to the ones used in Eden / Connex machines.  Although the prime is capable of running tango there is still one issue that plagues the machine… and that is filter clogs.    Filters […]

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Objet Roller Bath Revision

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With the recent release of the V3 system of the Stratasys Objet Polyjet machines, there was a change in the roller bath design. The former metal bath has now been replaced with a disposable plastic one that is easier to replace. This update will carry down as a retrofit piece to all past Objet desktop printers as well as replacing the metal ones from here on out. With your annual preventative maintenance, you are provided 2 new baths.  Plastic Roller […]

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