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    3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    Top 5 Ways to Reduce 3D Printing Costs: PolyJet

    October 20, 2020

    In our previous blog article, we covered some quick and easy ways to reduce print time and costs on your Stratasys FDM machines. If you're a PolyJet user, don't worry! We've got you covered and in this article, we'll look over the top five ways to reduce your 3D printing costs with your machines, in no particular order.

    3D Printing, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    Top 5 Ways to Reduce 3D Printing Costs: FDM

    October 19, 2020

    It is a well-known fact that bringing in additive manufacturing (AM) can help save companies time and (arguably most importantly) money! AM has been used in a variety of applications like jigs, fixtures, concept designs and end-use parts just to name a few. Customers in all fields have felt the benefit of merging AM into their everyday workflow. But many user’s may not be aware that with a few changes they can save even more. In this article, I am going to break down the top five ways you can reduce the time and cost of your FDM printer, in no particular order.

    Stratasys, MakerBot, 3D Printing Materials

    New Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber and Polycarbonate Materials for MakerBot Method

    October 6, 2020

    The MakerBot Method line is an open-source platform that brings a world of new options for prototypes right to your desktop. Recently, MakerBot extended the capabilities for their Method platform and launched the Carbon Fiber Edition, which consists of a composite carbon fiber extruder that further expands the printers' production range so that it can create stronger and lighter parts. To expand their material library and enhanced the Method platform's capabilities, MakerBot just launched the new Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber and several Polycarbonate materials. Let's take a look at what is now possible with these new materials.

    3D Printing, Stratasys

    Stereolithography for Investment Casting

    October 6, 2020

    Ever wonder what the best way is to produce your metal part or prototype? There are metal 3D printing options available which offer both powder and non-powder options, but sometimes the process simply requires casting to be the right solution. In this article, we'll introduce you to Stereolithography as an option for investment casting and see how it stacks up against more traditional methods.

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

    Creating Test Fixtures Faster and Cheaper Using Diran Thermoplastic

    September 25, 2020

    This week's Product Story showcases nVent and how they utilize Stratasys 3D printing to create a custom solution to an intricate problem.

    An electrical solutions company, nVent, specializes in solving unique problems across different industries and faces multiple challenges with needing custom parts created based on each project. Just like any other company that services a wide variety of industries, they face manufacturing constraints with creating specific parts for each client. Machined components are the traditional way of acquiring these parts and can be costly and can take weeks to produce. Let's dive in to how they utilize Stratasys 3D printers to build the part on demand.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Industry News

    SOLIDWORKS 2021 Live Launch (Recap)

    September 24, 2020

    Can you believe that SOLIDWORKS 2021 is already here? This year, we tuned into the live streaming event to get all of the insights possible and learn about every change, performance and capabilities coming with the upgrade! We know you're as excited as we are, and we have put together all of the available resources in one place to help you find all the highlights and details.

    3D Printing, 3D Scanning, PolyJet Technology, MakerBot, Education

    Surprising Ways a Criminal Justice Department Can Use 3D Printing

    September 18, 2020

    Throughout this series of articles, we have looked at how different departments across multiple universities have used 3D printing as part of their curricula and projects. So far, we have explored areas such as Performing Arts, Engineering and Chemistry. With its versatility, 3D printing has impacted areas that one wouldn't normally consider when it comes to implementing these technologies. Did you know that some universities have used 3D printing to solve cold cases? Let's look at some examples throughout this article in our series.

    SOLIDWORKS, DriveWorks

    Benefits of an Online Product Configurator

    August 31, 2020

    Online product configurators and Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) tools are increasing in popularity due to their ability to help you provide a customized experience to your clients, which helps you stay in front of your competitors and elevate your customer engagement in a cost-effective way. With an online product configurator, your customers will be able to develop and see 3D previews of their products and get pricing information, all while your back end runs smoothly. In this article, we look at how DriveWorks can help your team provide the best experience for your customers. We show you some of the product’s features and how they are beneficial for your clients and most importantly, your business.

    Medical, Client Stories, Tulip

    How to Build a Custom Logistics System in Just Four Days

    August 25, 2020

    This week's Product Story showcases Tulip's cloud-based platform to help MasksOn ship 5x the amount of product in a day.

    MasksOn is comprised of clinicians, technologists and other organizations who are working together to solve the shortage of masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect the front-line workers in all industries. The high demand for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) created a supply chain issue and left many without protection. MasksOn has taken on this challenge and developed a new type of PPE by attaching an air filter to a scuba mask with the help of a 3D printed adapter. They have successfully shipped thousands of masks which provided over 12 million added days of clinical protection.

    3D Printing, Desktop Metal

    A Virtual Tour Inside the Desktop Metal Shop System

    August 14, 2020

    The Desktop Metal Shop System is the first-ever binder jetting system. It was specifically designed for machine shops to give them the ability to print end-use metal parts with unparalleled speed. Using a few videos and animations let's take a look at the the inner workings of this printer and discover how it operates and produces the highest resolution out of any single-pass binder jetting system available. To show you this powerful system, we have to break it down into individual sections to give you a complete tour of each feature within the Shop System.

    FDM Technology, Post-Processing

    3D Printing Support Removal, Are you Losing the Race?

    August 11, 2020

    The importance of increased productivity, quality and consistency are rapidly growing in necessity in many industries to stay a step ahead of the competition. Many are taking advantage of rapid prototyping to produce jigs, fixtures and tools with FDM materials that provide engineering-grade strength and a faster timeline to production. This advancement of improved design and build processes is very important to the improved productivity, but the final step in production is often overlooked as an opportunity to further optimize overall production times.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3DEXPERIENCE

    5 Reasons to Switch to SOLIDWORKS

    August 7, 2020

    While switching 3D software platforms may seem like a daunting task, sticking with an existing platform for sake of ease can cost a company time, money and important resources. If you’ve recently thought about switching platforms, think it may make sense for your company in the future or are not completely satisfied with your current workflow, join us as we take a look at the top 5 reasons to make the switch to SOLIDWORKS.