The Desktop Metal process is designed to provide “near net shape” parts that achieve tolerances comparable to casting. When tight tolerances or smooth surface finishes are required, users should expect to employ secondary operations (milling, grinding, polishing, etc.). Studio System parts are currently achieving tolerances of +/- 0.5 mm for parts less than 60 mm. (+/- 0.02 in for parts less than 2.3 inches), or between 0.8% and 2%. This means that a 1” part should be 1″ +/- 0.02”, and a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Don't miss Objet at this week's RAPID show. Stop by booth #104 to see the Objet24, Eden260V, and the Connex350 3D printers in action. Check out the Objet Blog for more information.http://www.objetblog.com/2011/05/23/objet-to-demonstrate-unique-multi-material-3d-printing-applications-at-rapid/ RAPID 2011 Conference and ExhibitionHyatt Regency MinneapolisMinneapolis MN USA May 23, 2011 to May 26, 2011 "The RAPID Conference and Tradeshow is North America's Definitive Additive Manufacturing Event."