SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3D Printing, Stratasys

    Best Practices When Designing Plastic Parts

    April 5, 2019

    3D printing is currently leading the pack on the prototyping side of things. It’s fast, affordable and extremely easy to design parts. 3D printers use two main technologies, PolyJet and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), each with its own set of considerations. There are several methods for creating plastic parts – at both the prototyping and production level as well as some best design practices for better parts result.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    Product Launch: New Stratasys F120 3D Printer

    April 2, 2019

    Stratasys announces the newest member to their growing F123 family: the Stratasys F120 bench-top FDM 3D printer. This latest addition makes the industrial 3D printing technologies of the most reliable printer series in the industry even more accessible to designing and engineering teams. The printer will be available at a significantly lower entry cost, all while keeping the build size the same and increasing material volume.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Stratasys

    5 Basic Steps for Making a Functional Prototype

    March 26, 2019

    3D printing a functional prototype is one of the most critical steps in the development of any product or solution. It allows for testing, hands-on fit and finish testing and the ability to make design iterations on the fly before the final product is made. It allows for problems and defects to be found quickly, saving you both time and money. Plus, prototyping can be done in 5 easy steps.

    Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials, GrabCAD Print

    What's New With GrabCAD Print: Versions 1.24 & 1.25

    January 16, 2019

    Stratasys' GrabCAD Print is 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 we will be updating you every other month on its new features – as we transition into 2019 there have been several major updates in GrabCAD Print with the release of versions 1.24 and 1.25 which we will highlight here.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials, Automotive

    The Best Material for Automotive Lighting Covers: VeroVivid

    January 15, 2019

    Today I’d like to introduce some new 3D printing materials which take our prototype automotive lighting component printing capabilities to the next level: the VeroVivid Color Family.

    Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials, GrabCAD Print

    What's New With GrabCAD Print: Versions 1.22 & 1.23

    October 30, 2018

    Stratasys' GrabCAD Print is 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 we will be updating you every other month on its new features – as we transition out of summer and into fall we have seen some minor and major updates in GrabCAD Print with version 1.22 and 1.23.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, 3D Printing Materials

    3D Printing Sacrificial Cores for Carbon Fiber Composite Layups

    September 25, 2018

    We want to tell you about a great application for our Stratasys FDM printers: 3D printing sacrificial cores. This is perfect for creating composite parts (such as hollow carbon fiber auto parts) with higher precision than traditional methods. Perhaps the best part is that it doesn’t require much complexity or expense on the 3D printing side, and the results are arguably better than you get with traditional methods. You’re getting the end-use part, in the real composite material, but with more design flexibility and smooth surfaces inside and out.

    Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, FDM Technology, GrabCAD Print

    What's New With GrabCAD Print: Version 1.20

    August 28, 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 we will be updating you every other month on its new features - July 2018 sees the launch of GrabCAD Print 1.20.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3D Printing, Stratasys, Make Your Own Solution, solidThinking

    Designing and 3D Printing a Kayak with SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys – Part 5 of 5

    July 30, 2018

    327 in³ of model material. 298 in³ of support material. 250 hours of print time. 41 parts. 20 hours of building and assembly. 1 kayak. 

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology, Make Your Own Solution

    Designing and 3D Printing a Kayak with SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys – Part 4 of 5

    July 26, 2018

    Taking a design from a concept to a physical artifact that exists in the real world is exhilarating. With the design help from SOLIDWORKS in part 1, the analysis help from Simulation in part 2 and help from solidThinking Inspire in part 3, the kayak frames are now optimized for 3D printing. In video four we walk through choosing the proper 3D printing technology and options to build our parts.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, 3D Printing Materials

    How to Print Multi-Color or Multi-Material Parts on an Objet Connex Machine 

    July 10, 2018

    Ready to take your designs to the next level? Objet Connex machines are a great aid because some of the printers have the ability to print in multiple materials and colors at the same time. This allows you to produce parts with varying durometers of rubber, different colors for text inlays and accents, live hinges and overmolded parts. This opens up countless doors, especially in the Consumer and Commercial Goods industries.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    Enhancements to the Stratasys F900

    June 13, 2018

    The Stratasys F900 already holds the title as the most proven and reliable manufacturing 3D printer. But it didn't earn that without continuous improvements. Keep reading to learn about the advancements made to the Stratasys F900 (formally the Fortus 900) in order to uphold their most reliable 3D manufacturing system title.