3D Printing, FDM Technology

The Stratasys F123 Series: What Makes It Better?

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.

3D Printing, PolyJet Technology, FDM Technology

With Multiple 3D Printer Operators, Who Is Responsible For Communicating Maintenance Needs?

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.

Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, FDM Technology, GrabCAD Print

What's New With GrabCAD Print: Version 1.14 & 1.15

February 27, 2018

In May 2016, Stratasys released GrabCad Print, 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 I will be updating you every month on its new features - February 2018 launches GrabCAD Print 1.14 & 1.15.

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, FDM Technology

4 Tips to Improve Build Speed on FDM Machines

January 30, 2018

In the 3D printing world, speed is directly correlated with revenue. Not only do we want to improve time to market, but we also want to be the most efficient with our employees' and machines' time. To help put time back on your clock, we compiled a list of four tips for designing parts and prepping files to be printed on a Stratasys FDM 3D printer

3D Printing, FDM Technology

FAQ: Best Practices for Post Processing FDM Parts

January 23, 2018

Your part isn't always done after the machine goes quiet. Depending on the intended end-use, some 3D printed parts coming off a Stratasys FDM printer will require post processing. To make this process a little easier, we compiled a list of FAQ about post-processing FDM parts.

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, 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 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

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, 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.