3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials

    How to Design for 3D Printing Success

    May 1, 2018

    Enough books to fill a bookshelf have been written about Design-For-Manufacture (DFM) parts that will be machined or casted. On the other hand, when it comes to resources on how to DFM for 3D printing, there is a void.

    3D CAD, 3D Printing, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    5 Predictions About the Future of 3D Printing

    February 15, 2018

    We know not everyone eats, sleeps and breathes technology like we do. Which means maybe you haven't dived too deep into what is going to happen in the future with the industry. Since we're tech obsessed, we're constantly following additive manufacturing trends and researching what's in store for the future of 3D printing. Read our top five predictions and tell us what you think.

    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.

    FDM Technology, Aerospace Industry, 3D Printing Materials

    Aerospace and 3D Printing with ULTEM

    November 28, 2017

    The aerospace industry is fast moving. Once one challenge gets solved, the market has already changed and moved onto a new trend. This means expensive and time-consuming tooling and production aren't an efficient option. To remain competitive, the aerospace industry leans on additive manufacturing, especially 3D printing with ULTEM materials. Find out why in this blog.

    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, 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.

    PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    Things to Know When Using Agilus30

    August 4, 2017

    Are you familiar with which PolyJet materials are compatible with Stratasys' Connex line of printers? Have you ever used the Tango family of simulated rubber-like materials, one of the most flexible sets of 3D printing materials on the market? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then you are going to LOVE Stratasys' newly released formula for simulated rubber. Keep reading to learn why you should add Agilus30 to your toolbox of 3D printing materials.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, 3D Printing Materials

    Stratasys Product Launch: New Digital ABS Plus and SR-35

    June 19, 2017

    2017 has been a big year for Stratasys with the release of the new F123 Series 3D printers and Nylon 12CF. As if that wasn't enough for the 3D printing community, Stratasys just released two new materials—SR-35 soluble support material and Digital ABS Plus/Digital ABS2 Plus.

    3D Printing, MakerBot, 3D Printing Materials

    MakerBot Tough PLA: Living Hinges and Snap Fit

    May 30, 2017

    MakerBot Tough PLA is an amazing material that combines the low cost and ease-of-use that regular PLA offers with strength that is similar to (or in some situations better than) ABS. In this blog, we investigate one of those surprising situations by exploring Tough PLA and printed living hinges and cantilever snap fits.

    3D Printing, MakerBot, 3D Printing Materials

    Concrete Molding with Tough PLA on a MakerBot Replicator+

    April 3, 2017

    For many design projects, 3D printed parts made of plastics are not strong enough to withstand extreme impact, high heat or other stress factors. This can limit 3D printed parts, especially in PLA, to the prototyping phase of development. To put this challenge to the test, I created an experiment on concrete molding with tough PLA on a MakerBot Replicator+. This is what I found.