3D Printing

New Year's Resolution: Clean Your Printer

January 17, 2018

In 2018 our New Year’s Resolution is to keep our printers clean all year round. And we’re determined to make it last! (Unlike last year’s goal of eating healthy… which only lasted until January 2nd when we had leftover Holiday cookies for breakfast.)

3D Printing

3D Printing Best Practices: Orientation and Fill

January 9, 2018

From orienting your part, to selecting fill style, to sending your digital files, there are a lot of factors that go into 3D printing. And to add to that, these modes change depending on the model's intended end use. To help you accomplish a successful print, we outline the best ways to use orientation and fill. 

3D Printing, Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal Ships Their First Printers

December 20, 2017

The long awaited time has finally arrived for Desktop Metal customers in the pioneer program. The first printers from their Studio System are shipping! This printer set is FDM based, including a debinder and sintering furnace. According to Desktop Metal, their printer is ten times less expensive than existing technology today.

3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials

3D Printing Food Safe Holiday Cookie Cutters

December 19, 2017

3D printing is a process that embraces the production of unique, customized, short-run parts. During the holiday season, I can think of nothing better to take advantage of this concept than by designing some interesting TriMech and Stratasys themed cookie cutters in SOLIDWORKS and then printing them out using the food-contact safe ULTEM 1010 CG material.

Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing

Keys to Successful Rapid Prototyping

December 7, 2017

Successful rapid prototyping could be the difference between beating your competition to market or heading back to the drawing board. Lucky for you, one of our Application Engineers, Tommy DuPuy, shared some of his tips for successful rapid prototyping.

3D Printing

Five Gifts to Print on Black Friday & Cyber Monday

November 24, 2017

Tis the season! Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the holidays will be here before you know it. We want to help you get a jump start on your shopping, without fighting crowds on Black Friday and without spending your lunch break on the computer trying to snatch up Cyber Monday deals. We complied a list of our top five 3D printed gifts we're giving this season, complete with instructions and downloadable .stl files. Happy printing! 

3D Printing, GrabCAD Print

Stratasys Product Launch: GrabCAD Voxel Print

November 15, 2017

The year may be winding down, but Stratasys is not. They are giving the Stratasys J750 a software update with the new GrabCAD Voxel Print! Read more to find out what this update entails.

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 CAD, 3D Printing, Events and Webinars, 3D Scanning

3D Scanning and Printing a Pumpkin

October 31, 2017

Things are getting spooky in the TriMech office, as we demonstrate how you can maximize your scan-to-print capabilities on a real pumpkin. Watch the on-demand webinar below for tips on optimizing your reverse engineering workflow and integrating scanning, design and printing solutions.

3D Printing, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

Printing the Strongest 3D Parts with ULTEM 1010

October 25, 2017

Do you have demanding applications that require 3D printing strong parts? Then this blog is for you. We will explore Stratasys' strongest industrial-grade FDM thermoplastic, ULTEM 1010, what applications it is used for and how it differs from other materials in the ULTEM family.

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

High-Performance 3D Printing Material Testing

October 23, 2017

Stratasys is the leader in 3D printing technology, which means they are constantly looking for more ways to expand their printer and material lineup. With more options than ever before, selecting the right technology can be overwhelming. That's why we're here to help you understand your different optionsparticularly when it comes to high-performance 3D printing materials. Keep reading to learn which materials are classified as high-performance, how they rank on different tests and what industries they are ideal candidates for.

3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Stratasys, Automotive

Application Spotlight: BMW

October 6, 2017

Additive technologies are revolutionizing the way the automotive industry is designing and developing vehicles. In this blog, we explore how BMW is using 3D scanning and 3D printing to get ahead of their competition.