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    3D Printing, Stratasys, 3D Printing Materials

    Machinable Metals vs 3D Printed Polymers

    February 23, 2021

    As an Application Engineer with TriMech, my role often takes me into many manufacturing environments ranging from mom-and-pop machine shops to aerospace manufactures. As different as you may think these facilities would be, we often find a common trend – most custom fixtures, jigs, equipment, and assembly tools are made from aluminum. The biggest reason when asked about this is because “it's what we have always used,” and “it's what the toolroom prefers to work with.” When probed further we usually hear “aluminum is more than strong enough,” so it is chosen for a task that nowhere near approaches aluminum’s tensile strength benefits. There is a wide variety of materials out there other than aluminum that may fit some of these needs better. In this article we’re going to take a look at how printed polymers stack up against it.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology

    Important Changes to the Stratasys Line of PolyJet 3D Printers

    February 2, 2021

    As the industry leader in 3D printing, Stratasys is always innovating to meet the current and future demands of the additive manufacturing industry. Sometimes this can lead to so many new product announcements in such a short time that it can be hard to keep track of all the changes, even when those changes are for the better. In this article, we are going to quickly summarize the most recent Stratasys updates, specifically with regards to their growing capabilities with PolyJet technology. 

    3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology

    Stratasys Announces New J850 Pro

    February 2, 2021

    The new Stratasys J850 Pro PolyJet 3D printer is the latest machine variation in their popular and expanding J-series. What makes this entry unique is that it has been designed specifically to verify concepts quickly and cheaply through its efficient workflow with a wide range of materials (which the series is known for) but not to print realistic color. For a range of certain engineering-specific modeling applications, the resulting lower price-point and absence of "nice-to-have" color options, makes the J850 Pro a very attractive option for those looking to achieve faster product verification, increase their throughput and save valuable time.

    3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, GrabCAD Print

    A Closer Look at GrabCAD Voxel Print

    January 12, 2021

    When it comes to additive manufacturing there are many different types of technology that can be used. On the spectrum of 3D printing, voxel printing technology is probably as far away from filament strands and vats of goo as you can get. Voxel printing allows users to actually program the product material and its viscosity on a microscopic level. This results in both incredible control over color for visually stunning results and incredible control over material properties allowing for new and exciting composite materials. In this blog, we'll look at what Voxel printing is and how it is currently helping engineers who are embracing this technology.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D Printing, Stratasys, GrabCAD Print, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    Moving Hi-Res Graphics in SOLIDWORKS to GrabCAD Print for 3D Printing

    January 8, 2021

    Frequently, when producing parts to print on full-color PolyJet 3D printers (like the J55 and J850), we have the need to place logos and icons on our models. When using more traditional means of applying pixel-based graphics or decals on parts can have unpredictable outcomes when exporting for 3D printing. Often, we find it difficult to properly set the resolution of the logo to match the part, which results in logos that have blurry or pixelated edges. In this 3D Printing Video Tech Tip, we talk about how to create sharp-edged logos and icons using SOLIDWORKS.

    3D CAD, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, Applications & Projects, 3D Printing Materials

    The Continuing Story of the TriMech Holiday Ornament

    December 22, 2020

    It is a scientifically proven fact that playing with toys can improve your mood, so this holiday season I decided to play with the 3D printing “toys” I am lucky enough to have access to here at TriMech! A few years ago I was able to create some incredible Snowman Holiday Snow Globe Ornaments in full color plus clear (and they still adorn our Christmas Tree’s and desks at TriMech this time of year). Since then, Stratasys has added an incredible new machine to its lineup, as well as a wonderful new material, so I felt that this would be a great time to revisit that design and see what these advancements are capable of.

    Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, 3DEXPERIENCE

    How to 3D Print from 3DEXPERIENCE

    December 21, 2020

    Additive manufacturing technology has opened up possibilities for product design that only a few years ago were not even possible. Similarly, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systèmes has opened up possibilities for product development we didn’t have a few years ago. By leveraging the two together, we can take advantage of the collaboration, analysis, and on-demand capabilities available to make our designs and prototypes better and quicker than ever before. In this blog, we are going to explore the different tools and solutions available (at the moment) to print your 3D designs inside of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

    3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, Know Your Materials, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    Know Your Materials: Vero

    December 15, 2020

    Stratasys PolyJet technology is capable of creating full-color, high-accuracy parts and works by dispensing several resins together to create a wide range of colors, textures and mechanical properties similar to how an inkjet printer prints onto paper. In this video, we will go over the most common PolyJet 3D printing material, Vero, to give you an understanding of its characteristics and how you can use Vero to create realistic prototypes.

    3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, Medical

    Evolution of 3D Printing in the Medical Industry

    December 8, 2020

    When we talk about 3D printing, we often highlight its benefits in traditional manufacturing for prototypes, jigs, fixtures, end of arm tooling, etc. While these are all great applications to point out, additive processes have benefits in every industry. In this article, we focus on the medical industry and showcase a few areas where additive has helped reshape the field and continues to provide a lasting impact.