FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Know Your Materials

    Know Your Materials: Antero 800NA

    November 1, 2018

    Antero 800NA is a PEKK-based FDM thermoplastic. It combines FDM’s design freedom and ease of use with the excellent strength, toughness and wear-resistant properties of PEKK material. Appropriate applications include aircraft components exposed to jet fuel, oil and hydraulic fluid, spacecraft parts that demand low outgassing and chemical-resistant industrial parts.

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

    What's New With GrabCAD Print: Versions 1.22 & 1.23

    October 30, 2018

    Stratasys' GrabCAD Print is a sophisticated 3D printing app that allows designers and engineers to prepare, schedule and monitor 3D printing jobs. Since its release, GrabCAD has continued to make exciting updates to this software; and we will be updating you every other month on its new features – as we transition out of summer and into fall we have seen some minor and major updates in GrabCAD Print with version 1.22 and 1.23.

    PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Know Your Materials

    Know Your Materials: Agilus30

    October 25, 2018

    Agilus30 is a superior rubber-like PolyJet photopolymer family ideal for advanced design verification and rapid prototyping. Get more durable, tear-resistant prototypes that can stand up to repeated flexing and bending.

    PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Know Your Materials

    Know Your Materials: Rigur (RGD450)

    October 18, 2018

    Rigur  is also known as RGD450 and is an advanced simulated polypropylene photo-polymer with improved toughness, increased dimensional stability and great surface finish. Offered in a bright white color, Rigur is ideal for flexible closures and living hinges; reusable containers and packaging; and white appliances including consumer goods, household appliances, consumer electronics and automotive parts.

    3D Printing, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    FDM Chemical Resistance

    October 16, 2018

    Stratasys printers offer a wide range of material options across their FDM product line. These materials are all true thermoplastics that are common to many traditional forms of fabrication (i.e. ABS, PC, Nylon, Ultem). The majority of FDM printed parts are used for prototyping, jig, fixtures, tooling and end-use applications. In these settings, it's common for the 3D printed parts to come in contact with various chemicals. This means when deciding which material is the best fit for an application it's important to not just look at the strength of a particular material (tensile strength, impact-resistance, elongation at break, etc.), but we must also look at how a material can hold up to potential chemical exposure.

    PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Know Your Materials

    Know Your Materials: Digital ABS Plus

    October 11, 2018

    Digital ABS Plus™ benefits from newly improved mechanical performance. Parts made with this material will have better impact strength in addition to its previously well-known attributes of high-temperature resistance, toughness and superior finish.

    FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Know Your Materials

    Know Your Materials: Nylon 12CF

    October 4, 2018

    FDM Nylon 12CF is a chopped carbon fiber-filled polyamide 12 material that is available for 3D printing on compatible Stratasys Fortus production systems. The material is 35% carbon-fiber by weight and has a high strength-to-weight ratio with a tensile strength on par with high-performance FDM material.
     

    3D Printing, Stratasys, 3D Printing Materials

    3D Printing Sacrificial Cores for Carbon Fiber Composite Layups

    September 25, 2018

    We want to tell you about a great application for our Stratasys FDM printers: 3D printing sacrificial cores. This is perfect for creating composite parts (such as hollow carbon fiber auto parts) with higher precision than traditional methods. Perhaps the best part is that it doesn’t require much complexity or expense on the 3D printing side, and the results are arguably better than you get with traditional methods. You’re getting the end-use part, in the real composite material, but with more design flexibility and smooth surfaces inside and out.

    3D Printing, Medical, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    FDM Material Biocompatibility

    September 11, 2018

    3D printing has come a long way from where it started. It has made so many advances that it can even help save people's lives. Currently, Stratasys offers (3) different materials that have either been tested by the raw material manufacturer, or by Stratasys, and have some level of compliance.

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

    FDM or PolyJet: Which One Is Better For Consumer Goods

    July 31, 2018

    In most cases, when working with prototypes for consumer goods, product development engineers want a print that will most closely represent the final production part. The ability to print new iterations on the fly, as multiple changes typically take place, is crucial. This is where 3D printing comes in handy. Keep reading to learn the advantages of both PolyJet and FDM technologies when it comes to consumer goods.

    Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, MakerBot, Applications, 3D Printing Materials

    Top 3 Ways to Smooth PLA Parts

    July 17, 2018

    Anyone who has compared traditional FDM (sometimes called Fused Filament Fabrication) to other 3D printing technologies, such as PolyJet, SLA and SLS, has definitely thought at one time or another, “This technology is both inexpensive to print and strong, but I really wish it had better resolution.” In this blog, we explore how to make FDM look as good as other technologies while remaining inexpensive and not impacting overall strength. We’ve printed a horde of Easter Island Moai to play around with the top three ways to smooth PLA parts.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, 3D Printing Materials

    How to Print Multi-Color or Multi-Material Parts on an Objet Connex Machine 

    July 10, 2018

    Ready to take your designs to the next level? Objet Connex machines are a great aid because some of the printers have the ability to print in multiple materials and colors at the same time. This allows you to produce parts with varying durometers of rubber, different colors for text inlays and accents, live hinges and overmolded parts. This opens up countless doors, especially in the Consumer and Commercial Goods industries.