It seems like 3D printers can use any material nowadays. Desktop Metal is reinventing the way engineering and manufacturing teams produce metal parts with the ability to print in metal. There are even some printers that can print chocolate, pasta and wait for it— pizza! However, most commercial 3D printers create parts in some sort of plastic. To help you choose which is right for your application, we outline some key material properties below.
May 8, 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.
April 23, 2018
Stratasys made not one but TWO big announcements at RAPID, releasing game changers in both their FDM and PolyJet lineup. Keep reading to see what all the buzz is about.
April 16, 2018
Each year, the Additive Manufacturing User Group–AMUG, holds a conference for users by users. AMUG 2018 was held in St. Louis, MI, at the Union Station Hotel. The purpose for this event is to give you exposure to the industry's biggest names, as well as the opportunity to network and ask questions.
In an ideal world, when we ran into a printer error we would hit the “Easy” button and everything would be fixed. Luckily, issues with 3D printers tend to be on the rare side. But on those occasions when you do get an error, you don’t need an Easy button. You just need the troubleshooting tips below!
April 5, 2018
Without water, life would cease to exist. In the United States, we never have to worry about the quality of our drinking water, but that's not the case for everyone around the world.
March 28, 2018
The Stratasys F123 Series has been on the market for just over a year now. You may be asking yourself, "what makes it any better than its predecessors?" Is it the easy material change, customer replaceable components, or the multi-material flexibility? Keep reading to find out the key differences that set the F123 Series in a class of its own.
March 19, 2018
Optimal communication can still be obtained even when there are multiple operators using a 3D printer. One main point of contact should be designated for the printer. This contact should be well-trained and have good communication skills as they will be responsible for explaining the status of their printer, based on the information provided by the operators.
"Worry free" and "peace of mind" are just two of the phrases associated with having a maintenance contract for your Stratasys 3D printer. Many new clients will ask “What are pros to having a contract?” In this blog, we will dive into the benefits of having a maintenance contract and the drawbacks of not having one.
Haven't deployed additive manufacturing solutions at your organization yet? Still unsure of what it is or how it can provide business and operational advantages? TriMech can help. View our guide to learn how additive manufacturing can impact your design workflow and how it differs from subtractive manufacturing methods.
In today's society it would be impossible to succeed without the adoption of engineering. With each technical advancement we see, engineers are at the center of the scope - and because of that, we would like to take a moment to wish all of our fellow engineers a happy National Engineers Week!