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.

3D Printing, Applications

How to Finish a 3D Printed Part to Look Like a Production Part

October 4, 2017

Painting and finishing can transform your 3D printed parts to be more aesthetically pleasing, giving them appearance of production parts. Prototypes, concept models and end-use parts can all be finished to presentation-quality in a matter of hours. Our blog outlines how to finish a 3D printed part to look like a production part in four main steps: 1) Preparation, 2) Sanding, 3) Priming and 4) Painting.

3D Printing, FDM Technology

Which Is Better: Round vs. Diamond Shaped Holes

September 21, 2017

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. 

3D Printing

Entry-Level 3D Printer Buyer's Guide: What You Need To Know

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.

3D Printing, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

Differences Between ABS and ASA

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.

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.

3D Printing, Stratasys, Medical Industry

Medical 3D Printing (Part 3): Hospitals

September 1, 2017

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 2014this 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.