Client Stories, Tulip

    Tulip Brings Digital Tracking to Analog Machines at Taza Chocolate

    November 1, 2019

    This week's Product Story showcases Taza Chocolate Manufacturing and their use of the Tulip Software Platform to identify bottlenecks on old machinery and improve overall effectiveness.

    Taza Chocolate is an organic bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer located in Somerville, MA. The company stone grinds organic cacao beans into unrefined, minimally processed chocolate with bold flavors and textures. Their products are sold all across the United States as well as in other countries. 

    FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Know Your Materials

    Know Your Materials: Diran

    October 29, 2019

    Diran (Diran 410MF07) is an FDM nylon-based thermoplastic filament material that is perfect for manufacturing tooling applications. This new material is specifically ideal for jigs, fixtures and typical manufacturing tooling that require a non-marring interface that has interactions between the tool and the work piece. Let's take a closer look at this new FDM thermoplastic.

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

    Using 3D Technology for Heritage Preservation

    October 28, 2019

    Many people’s dream is to travel the world and experience new adventures. But this might not always be the case because of natural disasters, over-tourism or even human-motivated vandalism. To document these at-risk landmarks and relics, 3D technologies, such as laser scanning, drones and photogrammetry are used to capture the detailed images of these places and objects. While heritage preservation has played an important role in encouraging more cultural exploration, there is a whole new use of 3D technology which could cause awareness and appreciation nationwide over the next decade from the comfort of our own homes.

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

    New Stratasys Materials: Diran, Antero, UltraClear and More!

    October 24, 2019

    Stratasys offers multiple 3D printing options to help your designs come to life. FDM printers use production-grade thermoplastics to create parts that are designed to be durable, easily replicated and stable over time. PolyJet printers provide unmatched realism with multi-colored prints and textures. Stratasys has taken them a step further with these new material additions.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology

    Stratasys Announces New J835 and J850

    October 22, 2019

    The new J835 and J850 PolyJet 3D printers from Stratasys are the latest machines in their popular and expanding J-series. These PANTONE Validated™ 3D printers have the capacity to print color critical parts with incredible accuracy and realism. This new addition to the PolyJet portfolio builds on the previous printer platform and allows you to create models and prototypes with more material options, more realistic finishes and draft projects up to 2x faster than before.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, Medical, Industry News, Education, 3D Printing Materials

    Product Launch: New Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy Printer

    October 15, 2019

    Stratasys announces the newest member to their J-series of PolyJet 3D printers: the Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy Printer (DAP). This latest addition combines the outstanding realism of the popular J750 with anatomical simulation that is so life-like it can replace actual cadaver parts for practice and study. With hundreds of anatomical presets to choose from, this advancement allows you to practice procedures at 70% of the cost of cadavers and other medical models. The J750 DAP is the only printer today able to produce full-color, multi-material, textured models in a single print on a production scale. 

    3D Printing, Desktop Metal, Client Stories

    Manufacturing Floor Uses 3D Printed Metal Jigs and Tools to Operate at Full Efficiency

    October 14, 2019

    This week's Product Story showcases Alpha Precision Group and their use of the Desktop Metal Studio System+.

    Alpha Precision Group (APG) uses Desktop Metal's Studio System+ to produce a wide variety of parts including jigs, fixtures and end of arm tooling to help their manufacturing floor operate at full efficiency. 

    FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Know Your Materials

    Know Your Materials: ULTEM

    September 26, 2019

    ULTEM is a thermoplastic material that is known for its high strength and heat-resistant properties. It is used in various industries ranging from aerospace to food production. There are many different types of ULTEM resin and each one comes with specific certifications and multiple grade options making it ideal for even the most complex and regulated projects. 

    3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, FDM Technology, Education

    How Universities are Using Additive Manufacturing

    September 23, 2019

    Additive manufacturing continues to be an asset in developing products in many industries due to the quick turnaround for creating prototypes which saves both time and money. Universities are also using additive manufacturing in the classroom to better prepare students for their future careers. We've looked at several schools and institutions that are using this technology to create a culture of innovation and accountability where students can explore their design solutions through trial and error with physical prototypes to test. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Industry News

    SOLIDWORKS 2020 Live Launch (Recap)

    September 19, 2019

    SOLIDWORKS 2020 is upon us! We tuned into the live streaming event this year and got additional insight into of all the changes, capabilities and performance updates the upgrade is going to bring. We've compiled a complete list of Launch Day links and resources in one place to make it easier for you to find all the highlights and details. 

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

    Commercial vs. Hobby 3D Printing

    August 30, 2019

    Generally speaking, Fused Deposition Modeling or “FDM” technology (the kind that layers material from spools of filament) is the most common and widely accessible form of 3D printing being used today. Whether you're an absolute beginner to 3D printing or have been using FDM printers for years, it can get confusing when comparing printer options and how important they are to what you are trying to create. With all the different hardware configurations, material options and applications available, it's worth taking a closer look at some of the fundamental features found in consumer-level (or “hobbyist”) printers and those in industrial-grade 3D printers to better understand how either can achieve specific production goals.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3D Printing

    Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Using SOLIDWORKS (Part Two)

    August 23, 2019

    In our previous blog post, our software team shared with you some of the most useful tips they wished they knew when they started using SOLIDWORKS. In this continuation, we’ll take a look at what TriMech’s hardware team wished they knew when they started using SOLIDWORKS, and how some software updates have helped them in their pre-printing process.