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Four Tips for Successfully Implementing Your CAD System

Streamline Process and Plant Design with 3D


Solve Complex Simulations To Enhance Product Performance

Preventing Mechanical Fatigue Technical Paper

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Putting the Spin in CFD

3DVIA Composer Software

Modernizing Technical Communication by Leveraging 3D CAD Data

Streamlining Product Documentation


SW EPDM Quality Assurance/Release Processes Technical Paper

Five Ways PDM Can Help You Succeed through Design Reuse

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

Drive Growth and Innovation with Sustainable Design

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EnterprisevsWorkgroupWhitepaper   The Benefits of Switching from Workgroup PDM to Enterprise PDM

Why should you switch from Workgroup PDM to Enterprise PDM?  There are many reasons
why a switch would be beneficial, and the best reason(s) will depend on your particular
situation, but there are a number of features in EPDM that will be an improvement for any
Workgroup user.

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 3D Printing Whitepapers

stratasys_manufacturing   Learn How 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

Manufacturers are accelerating production, reducing costs and creating new business
models with digital manufacturing powered by FDM 3D Printing Technology.


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Stratasys WhitepaperIn-house or Outsource 3D Printing

The numerous benefits of 3D printing and rapid prototyping have been well-recognized for years. Whether its design validation, functional testing or faster launch of new products – top management seldom needs to be convinced of the benefits.

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Stratasys WhitepaperProduction Floor Trends

Justifying Additive Manufacturing through Jigs & Fixtures

There is an often-overlooked additive manufacturing (AM) application with potentially huge financial returns. Savings can be so large that they can justify the purchase of an AM (or 3D printing) system in far less time that the typical three- to five-year payback period the financial officer will demand.

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3d printing whitepaperFlex Your Creativity With the Objet500 Connex3

The world’s first multi-color, multi-material 3D printer brings you another first – rubber-like color material for flexible prototypes. Create prototypes with the true look and feel of your future products using a range of materials – from transparent colorful models to flexible pieces combined with rigid.

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Stratasys WhitepaperThe Truth About Speed

Is the Hare Really the Fastest?

Speed is a fundamental advantage of 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) which is critical in the race to bring new products to market. When asked, most all of those performing 3D printing will say speed is important. But how fast is fast enough, and how is speed measured?

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Stratasys WhitepaperA New Mindset in Product Design

3D printing can help bring better products to market faster.

The terms “3D printing” and “additive manufacturing” refer to processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data. The technology is already well-used in many sectors including transportation, health care, military and education.

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3d Printer WhitepaperMotor Trends

Additive manufacturing drives production of race-ready parts.

Additive manufacturing (AM) has been crucial in the motor sports world for years. In the race for speed and performance, it has been a lynchpin for design and testing. Now, race teams are revealing that AM parts will go far beyond review and evaluation.

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3d Printing WhitepaperAerospace Industry Launches into the Future with Additive Manufacturing Trends

Aerospace is the industry that other industries look to for a glimpse at what’s on the horizon. Aerospace has a long history of being an early adopter, innovator and investigator. What this industry was doing decades ago has now become commonplace, almost pedestrian.

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Stratasys Whitepaper3D Printers VS. 3D Productions Systems

10 Distinguishing Factors to Help You Select a System

This paper addresses the capabilities, roles and positioning of systems geared for professional use. Beginning with the most basic information — the definition of 3D printers — this white paper positions the two product classes.

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3d Printing Whitepaper3D Printing with FDM

How it Works

A 3D printer is a machine that creates objects from plastic or other materials using an additive manufacturing process. Additive manufacturing produces objects in a succession of layers from the bottom, up. This is the opposite of traditional subtractive manufacturing processes…

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Stratasys Whitepaper3D Printing Jigs Fixtures and Other Manufacturing Tools

The fundamental objectives of manufacturing — improve quality, decrease cycle time and reduce costs — are the primary reasons that jigs and fixtures are so abundant. It doesn’t matter if the operation is fully automated or entirely manual; jigs and fixtures are deployed throughout manufacturing operations with the goal of reducing costs while accelerating production processes.

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3d Printing WhitepaperCharacterization of Material Properties

Fortus ABS-M30

Material properties are an important consideration when evaluating additive manufacturing for advanced applications such as production runs of end-use parts. Since these products will be in service for extended periods and in varying conditions, it is imperative to qualify the properties beyond published specifications.

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3d Printing WhitepaperFortus 360mc-400mc Accuracy Study

Applications beyond concept modeling and general prototyping have stringent demands for qualifying a process’ capabilities. For advanced prototyping, analysis and the growing number of direct digital manufacturing (DDM) projects, accuracy assessments must be comprehensive studies based on sound quality control practices.

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3d Printing WhitepaperFortus 900mc Accuracy Study

Applications beyond concept modeling and general prototyping have stringent demands for qualifying a process’ capabilities. For advanced prototyping, analysis and the growing number of direct digital manufacturing (DDM) projects, accuracy assessments must be comprehensive studies based on sound quality control practices.

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3d Printer WhitepaperHow to Justify the Cost of a Rapid Prototyping System

To designers, engineers and product managers, the value of additive manufacturing machines for rapid prototyping is unquestionable. Yet, in spite of the obvious value, it may not be clear how to convince the management and accounting departments that the benefits justify the capital expenditure.

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Stratasys WhitepaperThermoplastics

The Best Choice for 3D Printing

The majority of today’s consumer products — and many commercial ones — are composed of thermoplastics. When designing a new product, engineers can best predict its end performance by prototyping with a material as similar to it as possible.

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3d Printer Whitepaper


Measure Twice, Cut Once

In these uncertain economic times, I remind myself to “measure twice; cut once,” a lesson my father taught me as a boy. It’s advice that is obvious and wise but so easy to ignore, especially when resources are tight.

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3d Printer WhitepaperIs Now The Time To Try Direct Digital Manufacturing?

Additive manufacturing has migrated from use in rapid prototyping to a manufacturing solution, which is referred to as “direct digital manufacturing” (or rapid manufacturing). Increasingly, companies are employing it and proving it is a viable alternative to traditional manufacturing processes. If you have been interested in direct digital manufacturing but are worried it will take a big capital commitment, don’t worry.

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Other Stratasys Printer Whitepapers:

A New Mindset in Product Design

Trek accelerates design cycles with Objet 3D printer

Top Five Reasons to Integrate 3D Printing into your Product Development Lifecycle

In‐House or Outsource?