My Stratasys Desktop 3D Printer Is Not Jetting Material – Stratasys 3D Printer Support Tip

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From time to time we have seen 3D Printers “Ghost Printing” as we call it.  This is when the print block moves as normal during a print job without jetting any material.  This is caused by print data getting corrupted. There is a simple fix for this. Here is the process. First, power down the printer. Next, take the black cover off the print block using the two silver thumb screws.   Finally, you will see two ribbon cables leading to the two green […]

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Getting Started with GrabCAD – Advance FDM Mode

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Introduction: As you know GrabCAD has a lot of great features; smart default setting, animated slice previews, importing CAD files, organized print queues and tracking material levels to name a few. But when that very troublesome STL file came along that just would not print right, there was Insight. Insight gives the user layer by layer toolpath control, automatically splitting tool paths with unique geometries to be assembled and other abilities beyond your imagination. But as you would guess this program […]

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CATI partnering with M.A.D.E.

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Computer Aided Technology, has offices in over 20 locations, covering about 1/3 of the United States. With multiple offices, this gives CATI employees the responsibility, opportunity and privilege to serve the communities that we work and live in. The St. Louis CATI team is proud to partner with M.A.D.E., a community of Makers, Artist, Designers and Entrepreneurs. CATI, with their Stratasys 3D Printers, will aid the MADE mission to cultivate local creativity, foster curiosity, and support diversity in creative practice. The […]

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Insight – Advanced Software for FDM

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  Stratasys FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) software has become quite simple to use with the introduction of GrabCAD Print. GrabCAD Print makes it easy with a few selections to produce an exceptional 3D model of your CAD drawing. GrabCAD Print settings are intentionally minimal and conservative for the novice user to achieve 100% success. But what if you need something special? For example, a sparse interior with a thick outer shell for strength? This is where the advanced Insight software […]

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Objet Studio Updates

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Objet Studio™ Version 9.2.11.6825 Supported Printers This version supports the following printers: Desktop V1/V2/V3 Eden260V™/Eden260VS™/Dental Advantage™ Eden350V™/Eden500V™ Objet260 Connex™ (‘Connex260’) Connex350™/Connex500™ Objet260 Connex1, 2, 3 Series™ Objet260 Dental™/Objet260 Dental Selection™ Objet350 Connex1, 2, 3 Series™/Objet500 Connex1, 2, 3 Series™ Objet500 Dental Selection™ Objet1000™/Objet1000 Plus™ New Features and Improvements This version includes the following new features and improvements: Support for Windows® 10 This version can now also run on Windows 10 operating systems. Support for Objet260 Dental (new) This version includes […]

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DESIGN FOR 3D PRINTING – Tips, Tricks, & Techniques Part 3 of 3

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Designing for Additive Manufacturing can be somewhat different than designing for traditional Subtractive processes (Mills, Lathes, etc.) We will break this down into 3 parts that impact your design, Design Considerations (part 1), Exporting Data (part 2) and Part Printing (part 3). In this blog let’s take a look at the next step – Part Printing. Part Preparation is extremely important to initiate the function in the equation of form, fit and function. We will also focus on understanding build […]

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GrabCAD 1.19/1.20 Updates

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GrabCAD Print version 1.19, June 2018 Build number 1.19.14.41748 released on 15 June 2018 When you click Print to send a job to your PolyJet printer, a warning will be shown if the printer doesn’t have enough material loaded or if the waste bin is full. Jobs containing a large number of duplicate files will process faster than before. Additionally, file loading times for complex or multi-body VRML files has improved by 60-80%. You can now export the printer configuration […]

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Rocket Science Is Easy! We Have Lift Off

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We have lift off! Yes, it has been a while but my previous statement holds true. Rocket Science Is Easy. At least for model rockets. As a final addition to this blog series, I was finally able to test launch the V2 model rocket my sons and I designed in SOLIDWORKS and 3D printed using Stratasys 3D Printers. The first blog “Rocket Science Is Easy!” in this series outlines the basics of rockets, hoe the V2 was designed in SOLIDWORKS […]

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DESIGN FOR 3D PRINTING – Tips, Tricks & Techniques Part 2 of 3

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Designing for Additive Manufacturing can be somewhat different than designing for traditional Subtractive processes (Mills, Lathes, etc.) We will break this down into 3 parts that impact your design, Design Considerations (part 1), Exporting Data (part 2) and Build Preparation (part 3). In Part 1 we discussed Design Considerations. In this blog let’s take a detailed look at the next step – Exporting the Data. This can be equally important to define the form, fit and function intended for the […]

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How To: Preventative Maintenance DIY Guide for your Stratasys FDM System

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If you have a Stratasys Dimension 1200, Dimension Elite, uPrint, or Fortus 250mc, then doing preventative maintenance is a simple process that can be done on your own. You will first need to obtain a preventative maintenance kit from Stratasys by ordering it through your local reseller. Once the kit arrives you will notice that it contains 4 chamber fans, (2 for uPrint), a head cooling fan, and some covers for the print head. We do not replace the head […]

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