For plastics professionals, 3D printing has been a breakthrough for how plastic part design and production can now be accomplished. Plastic design engineers have been using 3D printing technologies such as Polyjet, to create physical models which have the same look and feel as the mass production part they’ve designed. By 3D printing their ideas, design teams can optimize every aspect from structural enhancements such as extra ribbing, to increasing wall thickness and visual changes. This visualization cannot be accomplished […]
Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
For the design and manufacturing industry, 3D printing has become an instrumental tool in opening new doors to how we create new products. However many have not been able to utilize 3D printing due to the initial challenges of return on investment, machine cost, or other company specific reasons. For those who need parts built quickly but can’t justify the purchase of a 3D printer, this is where Fisher Unitech’s build service team shines. Overflow: Many current 3D printer users […]
Advancements in 3D printing technology have led to new innovative ways design and manufacturing engineers have brought products to life. In recent years, athletic and sports industries have quickly become one of the largest adapters of 3D printing. Utilizing the speed of part production and flexible material options, the sports industry has made great strides in improving the athlete experience. All major sporting goods brands have adopted 3D printing to optimize their product lines. Major benefits companies are gaining from […]
Whether modeling in SOLIDWORKS, Creo, NX, or any other Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, bringing your design to life is easy with a 3D Printer, but it all starts with an STL file. Here are some tips to consider for your next design, to get the best possible 3D Print, while reducing material waste. First, watch the walls. The width of thin walls should be designed as a multiple of the filament bead width, bearing in mind the number of […]
History Channel recently aired a new documentary entitled “Bigfoot Captured”, which researchers at Idaho State University utilized Stratasys 3D printing to print an 8 foot tall life size skeleton replica of what researchers believe fabled creature to looks like.
As a mechanical engineer and the father of four sons, one can imagine that for Zac Coon, it would only be a matter of time before some pretty innovative ideas for toys would come to fruition. Last December, Coon and his team at 106 Labs posted a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of raising enough capital to get their new craft toy project, the Hyper-B, up and running. The Hyper-B is a hyperboloid-shaped toy that keeps your eyes entertained through its […]
FISHER/UNITECH announced today its recent authorization to expand its 3D printing sales territory into West Virginia. The company, an engineering solutions provider and Stratasys partner for nearly 18 years, supplies both Polyjet and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) professional 3D printers to design and manufacturing industries. For the past several years, FISHER/UNITECH has been one of the world’s top resellers for Stratasys Corporation. “West Virginia is an exciting new frontier for us! This is an area with high industry growth in […]
There’s no disputing that lifelong ventriloquist Jeff Dunham has found success with a few jokes and a cast of dolls. He stars in Comedy Central’s highest-rated series in history, and concert-industry magazine Pollstar named him the top-grossing comedy act in the world in 2009 and 2010. With an empire to uphold, Dunham is under pressure to continually refresh his act. A new BioChannel documentary shows one way he rises to that challenge: a Dimension 3D Printer, which Dunham used to create […]
Stratasys has announced the new ABS-ESD7 static dissipative material. If static charge can damage your products, impair their performance or even cause an explosion, try ABS-ESD7. Ideal for protecting electronics from damage caused by electrostatic discharge (static shock), preventing fire and explosion (static spark) and preserving equipment (static cling), parts built with ABS-ESD7 will have a target surface resistance of 10^7 ohms and typically a range between 10^9 ohms to 10^6 ohms. Break the bond between manufacturing tools and […]
Traditional manufacturing methods, like machining and injection molding have many rules, restrictions, and limitations. These rules don’t apply when using Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM.) Designers are free to concentrate on the best design and not concern themselves with manufacturability. The shift is so fundamental that the impact may not be fully recognized for years to come. Find out how it’s possible.