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    3D Printing, Applications & Projects

    Engineer's Guide to Mold Tooling

    July 3, 2017

    Depending on your manufacturing sector, you likely use a variety of applications from tooling to jigs and fixtures to production parts. In this blog, we cover three of those tooling applications, specifically highlighting injection molding/blow molding, metal hydroforming/thermoforming and carbon fiber layups/soluble cores.

    PolyJet Technology, Applications & Projects

    3D Injection Molding Streamlined

    June 15, 2017

    If you have not heard about the term 3DIM or 3D injection molds, it has been around for several years. Originally, this started with prototype injection molds out of aluminum and served the purpose of pre-phase or beta versions and functional testing for the R&D process. While this process was faster than using traditional P21 tooling, it still required a large investment of time and money to get a simple tool. Thanks to 3DIM and Stratasys PolyJet 3D printers, we now have a more streamlined process.

    3D Scanning

    Reverse Engineering with 3D Scanning

    May 16, 2017

    3D scanning is an increasingly popular technology, especially when it comes to reverse engineering. In this blog, I outline why 3D scanning solutions are making their way into companies, their relationship with reverse engineering and how you can incorporate this technology in your design workflow.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    How to Change FDM Material Color

    March 15, 2017

    Stratasys' PolyJet 3D printing technology is widely known for combining color and providing extreme levels of detail and realism. But what if we told you FDM materials are getting more advanced and can also provide visual appeal? In our blog, we explain how to change FDM material color and achieve that finished product appearance.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    1988 - 2017: Road to The New Stratasys F123 Series

    February 14, 2017

    Like other companies trying to improve productivity, compete against rivals and maintain an edge with customers, Stratasys is always striving to break new ground. This blog explores the progression of Stratasys FDM 3D Printers from the invention of FDM technology in 1988 to the new Stratasys F123 Series product launches in 2017.

    3D Printing, PolyJet Technology

    Injection Mold Prototyping Using Stratasys 3D Printing Tested by HASCO

    September 29, 2015

    HASCO, makers of standardized mold products, faced a common design challenge. Their initial design for an ABS plastic sealing screw required a wall thickness too large for traditional injection molding. So they redesigned the part using a thinner wall, but instead of creating an aluminum tool to test the design, they 3D printed the mold design using Stratasys additive manufacturing technology.

    3D Printing, FDM Technology

    How to Create FDM Assemblies on Fortus 3D Printers

    September 4, 2015

    A key advantage of additive manufacturing/3D printing is that you can create an assembly of parts right out of the printer. Even something like meshed gears or other moving parts can be designed without thinking “How will this be assembled?” This freedom brings big savings in labor and opens up dramatically streamlined part designs.

    Yet if you’ve held a 3D printed assembly with gears, you might wonder exactly how does the software “know” how to keep meshed gears separate? It’s actually quite simple, and this post will explain how it works.

    3D Printing, Applications & Projects

    Faster, Cheaper RTV Silicone Molding Using FDM and PolyJet 3D Printing

    July 13, 2015

    Are you creating any parts that are cast using silicone molding? If so, consider how 3D printing can dramatically speed up the process of creating the pattern. Here’s a quick guide to how it works—and the potential benefits.