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.

    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.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    Top 4 Industry Uses for FDM Printers

    August 25, 2017

    By this point in your life, chances are you have probably used a hot glue gun at least once. It is a common household tool used for a variety of projects. Stratasys FDM 3D printers are the same. Like glue guns, FDM technology is a common additive manufacturing tool for a range of applications. In this blog, I highlight the top four industry uses for FDM printers.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology, Applications

    How to Use Acetone in Post-Processing: Vapor Smoothing FDM Parts

    May 9, 2017

    If you have an FDM 3D printer, you might have heard about vapor smoothing parts. For those who have not seen it yet, you're in luck! Because in this blog we discuss how to use acetone in post-processing and use vapor smoothing on FDM parts.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    How to Maintain a Stratasys FDM 3D Printer

    May 2, 2017

    In a previous blog, I explained how to maintain a Stratasys Objet 3D printer and the importance of keeping your machines running smoothly. Regardless of which printer you have, there are certain levels of upkeep required. In this blog, we outline how to maintain a Stratasys FDM 3D printer.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    How To Recover From Loss of Extrusion in Your 3D Printer

    April 28, 2017

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology, Applications

    What to Know About Composite Tooling with FDM Technology

    April 25, 2017

    Stratasys 3D printers support a wide range of additive manufacturing applications. PolyJet and FDM technology offer game-changing solutions from rapid prototyping to manufacturing tools and production parts to finishing processes. This blog provides an overview of popular 3D printing applications and what to know about composite tooling with FDM technology.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS): Infinite Build 3D Demonstrator

    April 19, 2017

    In part 1 of our two-part International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) blog, we explored the Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator introduced at last year's event. But the multi-axis additive manufacturing robot wasn't the only technology that took crowds by storm. In part 2 of our blog series, we dive into the Infinite Build 3D Demonstrator and what this system has to offer the manufacturing technology industry.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS): Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator

    April 12, 2017

    At last year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, attendees got a glimpse of several of the most innovative, emerging technologies. Out of 2,407 exhibitors, Stratasys caught all eyes and ears with the Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator and Infinite Build 3D Demonstrator. In part 1 of our two-part blog, we explore what the 3D printing robot has to offer the manufacturing technology industry.