Insight 13.10 & 13.11 Updates

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Some updates for materials and file processing have been added to Insight. If you have a need for custom tool paths and contours you will want to get the newest release for improved quality of the software and parts it provides. Below are the release notes pertaining to those updates. Insight 13.11 Updates Modeler and Material Configuration Updates • F123 ABS-ESD7 on the Stratasys F370 – ABS-ESD7 is an ABS thermoplastic with static dissipative properties for applications where a static […]

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F123 Series Build Tray Guide

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Substrates for the Stratasys F123 Series are like those used with Mojo systems and are made of the same grade ABS. One substrate is used for all model materials. Substrates are sized according to the system model number. It’s recommended to populate trays from front to back since the hot air flows from both sides. Be sure to remove all materials before reusing trays by forcefully flexing the substrate using multiple angles. Bend the tray over a large solid/stationary object […]

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Generative Design Meets Additive Manufacturing

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Certain things in this world go together. Peanut butter and chocolate, pinball machines and arcades, and Jeeps and off-road. Generative Design and Additive Manufacturing are part of the great pairing’s hall of fame. We all know what Additive Manufacturing or, 3D Printing is. 3D Printing has become a household word over the last decade. 3D Printing creates something from nothing, layer after layer to print your part. Generative design, or Topology Optimization, is like 3D Printing; building the design before […]

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Insight 13.10 and 13.11 Updates

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Some updates for materials and file processing have been added to Insight. If you have a need for custom tool paths and contours you will want to get the newest release for improved quality of the software and parts it provides. Below are the release notes pertaining to those updates. Insight 13.11 Updates Modeler and Material Configuration Updates F123 ABS-ESD7 on the Stratasys F370 – ABS-ESD7 is an ABS thermoplastic with static dissipative properties for applications where a static charge […]

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GrabCAD Print Version 1.33 Released

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GrabCAD Print Build number 1.33.10.54793 released on 20 August 2019 FDM Changes/Improvements: On printers that are supported by Advanced FDM, some advanced features are now available in the Model Settings tab. These include infill density, infill angle, and body thickness, and when CAD files are used, the ability to change a cylindrical hole into a self-supporting diamond. The Advanced FDM mode, introduced in version 1.24,  is now supported on the Stratasys F170, F270, F370, all Fortus (250, 380, 400, 450, […]

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Sealing FDM Models

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The Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing process of layering extruded material makes FDM parts porous. This can be a benefit for some applications such as Thermoforming that requires air to be drawn through a tool. However, sealing a part to hold an airtight vacuum may be necessary for other applications. In 2016 I wrote a blog, FDM Build Parameters to Create a Vacuum, using software parameters to create a denser filled part. This method requires using advanced Insight software […]

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Setting Preferences and Customizing Stratasys Insight Software

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The advanced Stratasys Insight software is available on all F370 and Fortus machines.  Within the Insight software, there is a wide array of options and customizations that can be unleashed.  Insight software can be a stand-alone installation or launched within GrabCAD Print. In GrabCAD Print choosing the Apps on the main menu bar and selecting Launch Insight (shown right) will launch the latest version of Insight (you must have an Internet connection for Insight to launch). For a comparison of […]

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3D Printing Rubber-like with Color: Agilus 30 White

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  With Agilus 30 White, we continue to improve on the performance of abilities of the J750. We can now print our normal full-color CMYK parts while using Agilus to make those colored parts also have a soft rubber-like quality. Agilus 30 White replaces VeroPureWhite in the CMYK palette. In short, this means that the more “white” the color being printed contains, the softer the material will be. Agilus 30 White has a natural Shore A value of 30. So we […]

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Importing SOLIDWORKS 2019 files into GrabCAD Print 1.25

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With the latest release of SOLIDWORKS 2019 SP1, you may have experienced an error when importing your .SLDPRT file directly into GradCAD Print 1.25.  While the developers of GrabCAD Print have committed to resolve this issue in their 1.27 release, in the meantime saving your SLDPRT file in the .STL (Surface Tessellated Language) file format will let you continue using GrabCAD Print for your 3D Printing needs. Here is a brief reminder for converting your 3D drawing to the STL […]

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GrabCad 1.25 Release

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GrabCAD Print version 1.25, January 2019 Build number 1.25.17.47934 released on 4 January 2019 The per-machine installer which was released for beta testing in 1.16 is now generally available from print.grabcad.com. In addition to being much more stable than the current per-user installer, it allows for deployment at schools and enterprise organizations by IT system admins. For more information and instructions on switching over, read our help article. OBJ and VRML files with self-intersections, water tightness / open faces issues, and inverted […]

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