Morgan Schwartz Latest Blog Articles Page 1

    3D Printing, FDM Technology, Aerospace Industry

    How 3D Printing is Transforming the Aerospace Industry

    November 7, 2017

    Since the Wright brothers first launched their wood and canvas glider in the early 1900s, technology has improved dramatically, making international travel and space exploration a reality. Additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, is playing a major role in this revolution by reducing weight, strengthening materials and streamlining design in the aerospace industry.

    3D Printing, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    Comparing Nylon FDM Materials: Which is Better?

    September 8, 2017

    For this article, we compare the three different nylon based materials offered by Stratasys for FDM 3D printing. Each of these materials have their own advantages and drawbacks. Keep reading to learn about the technical properties of Nylon 6, Nylon 12 and Nylon 12CF (carbon filled) and why you would choose one material over another for your next engineering project.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D Printing, MakerBot

    Optimizing Your Design for 3D Printing

    June 27, 2017

    Good looking parts start with great design. This is no secret among the engineering community. Thanks to software like SOLIDWORKS and the many advancements in 3D printing, building complex objects in the digital world and translating them into the real world is more achievable than ever. In this article, I demonstrate how to optimize your design and orient your 3D part file for successful and great looking prints using an FDM-style 3D printer such as the MakerBot Replicator+.

    3D Printing, MakerBot

    MakerBot Print Software

    April 25, 2017

    You got a MakerBot, but now what? Before your 3D printer can understand and successfully print a part file, it needs a software to orient your part relative to the build tray, break the object down into layers and prepare a toolpath for the printing head to follow. In this blog, we dive into what MakerBot Print software is and why such slicing softwares are so important to your print.

    3D Printing, MakerBot, 3D Printing Materials

    Concrete Molding with Tough PLA on a MakerBot Replicator+

    April 3, 2017

    For many design projects, 3D printed parts made of plastics are not strong enough to withstand extreme impact, high heat or other stress factors. This can limit 3D printed parts, especially in PLA, to the prototyping phase of development. To put this challenge to the test, I created an experiment on concrete molding with tough PLA on a MakerBot Replicator+. This is what I found.

    3D Printing, MakerBot

    Best Features of the 5th Generation MakerBot Replicator+

    January 24, 2017

    After working with larger Stratasys machines in our print shop, we were excited to finally get our hands on the 5th Generation MakerBot Replicator+ and see what's so special about these desktop printers. This is what we found.