Stratasys 3D Printing: F123 Series Camera Shroud Print and Install

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F123 Series Camera Shroud Print and Install   If you have a F123 series machine and use the camera to view your builds through Grabcad Print software or the mobile app, you will notice in rooms with a fair amount of ambient light that there is a reflection. This stems from the double pane window and the camera being between them.   Stratasys has released a customer level fix for this issue and below are how you go about doing […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Manual / Alternative Load Cell Calibration

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Manual / Alternative Load Cell Calibration   In some cases, the Stratasys Polyjet desktop models will require a manual load cell calibration.  In the case where the load cell calibration wizard does not correctly, calibrate the weight using this method:   First off, remove all bottles and waste containers from the material bay.   In the printer application, select Maintenance > Calibration.     Select the Weight Sensor tab.  From the Cartridge list, select the weight sensor you want to […]

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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 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 Printing: FDM Printer Head Jams – A Simple Solution

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FDM Printer Head Jams – A Simple Solution If your FDM head is frequently jamming there may be a simple solution. This can only be done on the Stratasys uPrint, Dimension 1200 and Fortus 250mc systems. Over time, the Z axis will become uncalibrated.  This can happen by itself over time or be caused by reusing build trays.  The Solution is to run a Z calibration.  This will insure that the tips are printing at the proper height away from […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 WHAT’S NEW: EVALUATING MODELS FOR 3D PRINTING – #SW2017

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 has lots of useful new features. One of those hundreds of enhancements would be the Print3D FDM build analysis. This has been improved on from last year’s Print3D option which would allow you to see if your parts can fit in your printers build chamber and also help you save out the SOLIDWORKS file as a either an STL, 3D Manufacturing Format (.3mf), or an Additive Manufacturing File(.amf) Now print3D has a set of build analysis features to […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Calibrating X and Y Offset on Very Out of Spec Stratasys FDM Printers

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Calibrating X and Y Offset on Very Out of Spec Stratasys FDM Printers     Every time you change the tips on your Stratasys FDM printer it’s required that you perfrom a Z and XY calibration. To run the Z and XY calibration test parts, select ‘Maintenance’ from the printer interface, then ‘Machine’, then ‘Tip’. After the machine heats up, it will give you the option to choose between the Z or XY calibration. The goal of the XY calibration […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: How to Setup a Multi Body Print Job – Polyjet

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Setting up a Multi Body Print with a Stratasys 3D Printer – Polyjet Some of the Objet Polyjet line of Stratasys machines can print in multiple materials at the same time. You can get parts that have a hard plastic surface, clear/see through sections, and soft rubber over molding all in one print job. But how does the printer know where to apply the specific materials? The user interface in the Objet Studio software is very simple and easy to use. […]

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Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG)

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This past Monday I returned from the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference. Once again we set attendance (both overall and first time attendee), sponsorship and exhibition records. For those of you that do not know, The Additive Manufacturing Users Group's origins date back to the early 1990s when the founding industry users group was called 3D Systems North American Stereolithography Users Group, a user group solely focused on the advancement of stereolithography (SL) use with the owners and operators of 3D […]

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Stratasys PolyJet 3D Printer Tech Tip: No Display; Resetting Display Drivers on a PolyJet Desktop Printer

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If you power up your machine or arrive to find the screen on your monitor blank and black but the printer is still running, you may have a video cable, video driver, or inline fuse issue. We have a few options to get around this to get your machine back up and running in minimal time. First thing to check is to make sure you have power to the machine, your host machine , and your monitor and that there […]

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