3D Printing, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    Choosing Your 3D Printing Material: It’s About More Than Strength!

    May 8, 2018

    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.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    Product Launch: New and Improved Stratasys F900

    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.

    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.