Stratasys 3D Printing: Waterjet Cleaning System Has No Lights, Wiper, or Pump Working

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Issues with Waterjet Cleaning System   If your waterjet suddenly stops working where the lights do not come on, the wiper arm doesn’t move, and the pump itself doesn’t come on when the pedal is pushed, it may be an easy fix. All of the power for this unit goes though the electrical box on the rear of the WaterJet and then distributed from there. The main thing we find that causes the system to go down is a simple […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: 3rd Party Software to Verify and Repair STL’s

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3rd Party Software to Verify and Repair STL’s   Occasionally you may come across a part that comes out of your 3D printer looking horrible in quality. There are particular things within these defects that can help tip you off as to what is wrong and if it is your machine or your file that heeds help.   If you end up with a part that has shards of material jetting out of it or through the support, generally triangle […]

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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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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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Upcoming CATI Training Classes for July 2016

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Did you know that CATI has more than 50 training classes to help you with SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Data Management and 3D Printing? We have worked with you and your companies to provide you the best tools to get your job done. These tools are very complex and can be difficult to understand without the proper training. Let our techs help you learn the software as it applies to you and your job. We offer our classes in 2 formats; classroom […]

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Dimension Printed Simulation Verified Blow Off Valve Adapter

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Adding a new Blitz Blow Off Valve (BOV) to an aftermarket turbo system lead to no clearance between the valve and the hood of the vehicle.  An adapter was needed to drop the BOV from the high pressure pipe outlet to between the twin cooling fans behind the radiator.     The problem statement is as follows: A custom adapter was developed to accommodate hood clearance.  Before final fabrication out of aluminum a prototype was “printed” using a Dimension Rapid […]

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