Anyone who prints parts with multiple holes knows the headache that can come from designing and post-processing round shapes. In this blog, we are saying goodbye to traditional round shaped holes and exploring the benefits of 3D printing diamond shaped holes instead.
September 14, 2017
3D printing has been around for more than 30 years and is growing exponentially. In fact, it is expected to grow 20% year over year. Top industries including aerospace and defense, automotive and medical are jumping at the chance to incorporate additive technologies into their design workflow. With as many 3D printing solutions as Stratasys offers, it can be challenging for new adopters to know which machine is the best match for their field or application. In this blog, we identify which technology and level 3D printer can help your company get started.
September 13, 2017
Stratasys offers a variety of thermoplastic materials, all of which are designed to make strong, durable parts. Traditionally, consumers tend to gravitate toward ABS because it is the most well-known of the thermoplastic materials Stratasys offers. However, there is a dark horse in the FDM material lineup that few people look into, and it could prove to be a better solution to your needs over ABS. That material is called ASA. Keep reading to see how the two materials compare.
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.
To wrap up our three-part blog series focused on applications of 3D printing in the medical industry, we'll discuss the use of 3D printers specifically in the hospital setting. While research on 3D printing in hospitals has been published as far back as 1998, the majority of publications date after 2014—this is a result of recent technological advancements and being more newly adopted into this medical sector. Keep reading to see how 3D printing is changing the game for hospital's surgical departments, clinical training and patient recovery programs.
August 31, 2017
While still evolving, 3D printing has largely impacted how R&D departments, research labs and product development teams approach medical device manufacturing. In Part 1 of our three-part blog series, we talk about how 3D printing helps customize prosthetics, orthotics and bionics. In Part 2, we outline how it's used in different stages of medical device development and is advancing biomedical engineering and the healthcare industry.
August 29, 2017
In the past decade, new additive technologies have emerged, empowering researchers and lending more accurate, costumizable solutions to the medical industry. In our blog, we outline how additive technologies enable tailor-made prosthetics, orthotics and bionics.
By this point in your life, chances are you have probably used a hot glue gun at least once. It is a common household tool used for a variety of projects. Stratasys FDM 3D printers are the same. Like glue guns, FDM technology is a common additive manufacturing tool for a range of applications. In this blog, I highlight the top four industry uses for FDM printers.
3D printing is shaping the way the automotive industry is designing and developing cars. Learn how our client, KRC Power Steering out of Kennesaw, Georgia, uses Stratasys’ 3D printers to manufacture high-performance power steering systems.
3D printing can revolutionize the way you do business. It has been proven time and time again in a number of different industries and applications. Keep reading to see if 3D printing is the right investment for your company.
Technologies like Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) are commonly known by the most experienced, and novice, manufacturers. However, a vast number of professionals are not as aware of the use cases for Stratasys PolyJet technology. In this article, I focus on PolyJet printers and the three leading industries that use this remarkable advancement in additive manufacturing.
Studies show that people are 80% more likely to remember what they do than what they read, so educators across the country are incorporating more hands-on approaches, such as 3D printing, into their curriculum. 3D printing in education offers students and researchers the opportunity to enhance STEAM and design skills and apply them to real-world applications.