In most cases, when working with prototypes for consumer goods, product development engineers want a print that will most closely represent the final production part. The ability to print new iterations on the fly, as multiple changes typically take place, is crucial. This is where 3D printing comes in handy. Keep reading to learn the advantages of both PolyJet and FDM technologies when it comes to consumer goods.
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July 31, 2018
September 13, 2017
Stratasys offers a variety of thermoplastic materials, all of which are designed to make strong, durable parts. Traditionally, consumers tend to gravitate toward ABS because it is the most well-known of the thermoplastic materials Stratasys offers. However, there is a dark horse in the FDM material lineup that few people look into, and it could prove to be a better solution to your needs over ABS. That material is called ASA. Keep reading to see how the two materials compare.
Studies show that people are 80% more likely to remember what they do than what they read, so educators across the country are incorporating more hands-on approaches, such as 3D printing, into their curriculum. 3D printing in education offers students and researchers the opportunity to enhance STEAM and design skills and apply them to real-world applications.
March 29, 2017
If you’re a PolyJet user, there is a good chance you’ve experienced under-cured or over-cured parts at least once—especially if the UV Calibration Wizard hasn’t been run in a while. In this blog, I’ll explain the effects of a poor UV calibration (low and high) and how to avoid running into these problems.
January 16, 2017
When the lease is up at the office or you’re in the middle of moving buildings, the last thing you want to worry about is how to prep your Stratasys 3D printer for transport. Stop stressing over questions like “How do you pack this thing up?” or “How do you make sure everything is secure, so material doesn’t clog the print heads or the fluid lines?”, and learn the best ways to transport your machine.