How to Replace and Calibrate Your Uprint Tips

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How to Replace and Calibrate Your Uprint Tips Removing Tips Enter Tip Maintenance – Replace Tips. From Idle, Select Maintenance > Machine > Tip > then Replace. The printer will display Load Model – Unloading, followed by Tip Maintenance – Adjusting Temperature. After the temperature has stabilized, the printer will display Tip Maintenance – Replace Tips. You can now open the printer door and replace the tips – or you can Cancel the tip replacement procedure. Remove Plastic Head Cover […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Fix-A-Fillet

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Fix-A-Fillet with SOLIDWORKS     If you are creating models with smooth surfaces and elegant rounded edges in SOLIDWORKS, you will have trouble creating fillets where sharp edges merge into smoother surfaces.     For example, we have this part here:           We need to place a .25 inch fillet, which blends smoothly into the adjacent surfaces.     If we use the symmetric fillet with a curvature continuous profile, in the preview I see this: […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Self-Supporting Angles with FDM

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Self-Supporting Angles with FDM   Looking to save some time when printing with FDM?   Generally, in 3D printing processes when there is some of overhanging feature, support will be required to be underneath. The time it takes to switch between support material and model material can add up to a lot by the time the build is finished. However, when using the FDM process, there is a degree of self-supporting angles that can be utilized to greatly reduce printing […]

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X, Y, & Z Calibration for your Uprint, 1200, and Fortus 250mc Printers

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On your FDM system you can run a number of different materials and/or colors through it. Over time the tips deteriorate and need replacing. Some colors such as blue and orange tend to leave trails of the material in the tip as well that can come out even after purging and will be embedded into your other color parts. For instances like this we recommend keeping spare tips for these colors so they don’t ruin a part after you do […]

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Suppressing Sketch Relations in SolidWorks

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I ran across a discussion at a recent user group meeting in where someone asked me if it was possible to create part configurations where the same sketch segment could have two different sketch relations. I wasn’t sure if this was possible so I did some investigating. Much to my surprise, this is in fact possible! Here are some screen shots of this process in action. First, make your sketch and add some relation to this. In this case I […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2011 New Features Boost Performance

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Innovative business-people who are seeking a full-spectrum of support for their three-dimensional product development will find Solidworks 2011 new features to be very impressive. The in-built intelligence and expanded collaboration provide the baseline for increased process performance. A wide array of computer programs enable effective data management, concept development and technical support. Photoview 360 is a user-friendly element which allows the easy creation of photo-like images and smooth animations. Use of a video gaming environment provides the ability to explore […]

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