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    PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Know Your Materials, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    Know Your Material: 3172 HDT50 High Impact Photoplastic

    November 19, 2021

    Vat photopolymerization, which was first conceived in the early 1980s, laid the foundation for additive as we know it today. Since the early machines and processes, software, hardware and even firmware have been bolstered to withstand harsh manufacturing environments and constant round-the-clock operation. With these advancements in technology, it only makes sense to develop materials in the additive world that exhibit quintessential manufacturing material properties, such as high rigidity, low surface friction or even increased thermal or chemical resistance for applications that require it. Therefore, Stratasys has partnered with some of the leading materials manufacturers across the globe such as Henkel Loctite, DSM and BASF to bring the toughest and highest performing thermoset resins to industry-leading additive platform known as Origin One. Let’s take a look at this impressive 3D printing resin.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    What You Need to Know About Photobleaching

    November 2, 2021

    Creating optically clear parts via traditional manufacturing methods is often either cost-prohibitive, geometrically limiting, or outright impossible. Additive Manufacturing has allowed for a new way of thinking about prototyping and part production through its material versatility, and one of the more popular families of materials is the optically clear and translucent variety. However, there are instances where something that is meant to be optically clear comes off the machine with an unwanted tint or coloration. Why is that and what do you need to do to make it truly optically clear?

    PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Know Your Materials, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    Know Your Materials: Elastico

    October 15, 2021

    In 2021, Stratasys introduced a new flexible material to the PolyJet platform in two different colors. Elastico is the new elastomeric PolyJet material that has a base shore hardness of A 45 and boasts an impressive elongation at a break of up to 400%. Elastico possesses superior tear resistance of more than 7 kg/cm making it an ideal addition to the PolyJet family. Let's take a closer look at this fantastic digital material.

    PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Know Your Materials, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    Inserting Anchor Columns in GrabCAD Print

    September 17, 2021

    As more advanced and reliable solutions come to market to offset the percentage of a market owned by traditional manufacturing methods, additive manufacturing is consistently looked at with admiration. This new technology is currently positioned as a complement to subtractive manufacturing and will continue to do so until certain variables can be tamed with near-flawless accuracy and precision. One step closer to perfection is the addition of anchor columns in GrabCAD Print. Let's take a look at how this works. 

    GrabCAD Print, 3DEXPERIENCE

    The Cutting Edge of Design - Part 8: 3D Printing from 3DEXPERIENCE

    July 16, 2021

    Necessity is always a key driver in innovation, and with a global pandemic, the concept of remote work has transitioned from a periodic luxury to a full-blown necessity. Our company corporate structure is comprised of engineers, printer operators, managers and executives scattered throughout the east coast and Canada. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a quick and easy way to collaborate with colleagues on a single project regardless of where they are located. 

    In our last installment, the design was passed between xShape and SOLIDWORKS to quickly make changes and arrive at a product ready for prototyping. Today we will be talking about how to easily 3D print from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

    PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Know Your Materials, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    Adding GrabCAD Print Wall Stabilizer for Better Builds

    July 2, 2021

    GrabCAD Print version 1.54 now gives all FDM users access to the Wall Stabilizer tool so they can apply this tool to a 3D print that is tall and thin for better builds. Let’s dive in and take a quick test drive through the interface and check out the options that are available.

    Tech Tips, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    Using the Innovative Head Optimization Wizard on the Stratasys J55

    May 7, 2021

    We all know that a well-maintained machine will produce better printers for a longer period of time. The previous generation of Polyjet 3D Printers proved difficult to maintain with cumbersome and confusing wizards and processes. Stratasys was well aware of this and has taken extensive measures with the new generation of 3D printers to make it easier to take care of your printer and far easier to navigate maintenance steps. Let's dive in and take look at the Head Optimization Wizard.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, Industry News

    Benefits of SAF Powder Bed Fusion Technology

    March 30, 2021

    The demand for reliable and accurate production-level additive manufacturing is growing exponentially, as companies were faced with crippling supply chain issues due to scarcity of raw materials and inhibited labor forces during the Covid-19 crisis. Stratasys has answered this call by expanding their polymeric 3D printing capabilities into SLA and DLP with acquisitions of companies such as Origin and RPS, Most recently, Stratasys continues to grow, by entering into the powder based additive manufacturing market with the introduction of SAF (Selective Absorption Fusion) technology.

    Tech Tips, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    Material Replacement Wizard on the Stratasys J55 3D Printer

    March 5, 2021

    As the PolyJet 3D printing platform continues to grow and expand, the onboard tools get even better and more user-friendly with the Stratasys J55. The onboard tools on the J55 provide the user with step-by-step instructions and makes it as seamless as possible when performing regular maintenance. Let's dive in and take a look at the Replacement Wizard in action!