3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, FDM Technology, Education

    A Brief History of Additive Manufacturing

    October 4, 2019

    Manufacturing Day is celebrated every year on the first Friday of October, this year falling on October 4th. It is a day to boast the amazing and valuable work that is created in America’s manufacturing and fabrication sectors and to change the public perspective on what it means to have a career in manufacturing.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    Desktop or Industrial Grade 3D Printing - Reliability

    September 27, 2019

    A 3D printer is only good if it's working, which is what the Stratasys F123 Series does day in and day out. From the steel box frame that helps maintain calibration to the precision temperature control that protects parts, while ensuring accuracy, the F123 Series is built to serve. It’s a smart business move as it delivers unparalleled performance and reliability year after year.  

    3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, FDM Technology, Education

    How Universities are Using Additive Manufacturing

    September 23, 2019

    Additive manufacturing continues to be an asset in developing products in many industries due to the quick turnaround for creating prototypes which saves both time and money. Universities are also using additive manufacturing in the classroom to better prepare students for their future careers. We've looked at several schools and institutions that are using this technology to create a culture of innovation and accountability where students can explore their design solutions through trial and error with physical prototypes to test. 

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    Desktop or Industrial Grade 3D Printing: Safety

    September 20, 2019

    The Stratasys F123 Series printers have built-in essential safety features to ensure a safe printing process. 3D printers reach high temperatures and have moving gears which have the potential to burn someone. The Stratasys F123 Series is designed to limit the risk of injury through the safety features on the printers.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    Desktop or Industrial Grade 3D Printing: Accuracy

    September 13, 2019

    The Stratasys F123 Series demonstrates the capability to print high-quality designs because of its accuracy, reliability, durability and safety. It redefines the ability to produce, design and perform faster while getting the results you want. The Stratasys F123 Series is designed to ensure you get the accurate results you need to match your print to your design.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    Desktop or Industrial Grade 3D Printing: Durability

    September 6, 2019

    The Stratasys F123 Series prints accurate, durable and repeatable parts with engineering grade and fast draft PLA material options. It’s a smart business move as it’s designed for the way you work. The Stratasys F123 Series boasts many advancements that make it a worthy replacement for those now dated machines that break down quickly.

    3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

    Commercial vs. Hobby 3D Printing

    August 30, 2019

    Generally speaking, Fused Deposition Modeling or “FDM” technology (the kind that layers material from spools of filament) is the most common and widely accessible form of 3D printing being used today. Whether you're an absolute beginner to 3D printing or have been using FDM printers for years, it can get confusing when comparing printer options and how important they are to what you are trying to create. With all the different hardware configurations, material options and applications available, it's worth taking a closer look at some of the fundamental features found in consumer-level (or “hobbyist”) printers and those in industrial-grade 3D printers to better understand how either can achieve specific production goals.

    3D Printing, Stratasys

    Top 5 Ways to Avoid 3D Printing Quality Issues

    August 20, 2019

    Whether using 3D printing for business or for personal projects, nobody wants to have to re-print a part because of a flaw that happened during printing, especially if it could have been easily prevented. We’ve put together five key areas to monitor to avoid common print quality issues in order to achieve consistently better results.

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

    What's New With GrabCAD Print: Versions 1.29, 1.30 & 1.31

    August 1, 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. In this set of release notes, we will be looking at versions 1.29, 1.30 and the just-released 1.31.

    Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology

    Robotic Automation: Soft Robotics

    July 19, 2019

    From Unimate (the first robot placed on the factory floor by General Motors) to Roomba™ the robotic vacuum, there is no question that the field of robotics has drastically changed our culture over the past four decades! The industry is estimated to hit $135.4 billion in 2019, according to International Data Corporation. While robots have played an important role across various industries and even in our homes, there is a whole new category of robots, soft robotics, which could cause exponential growth over the next decade.

    Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    Robotic Automation: End of Arm Tooling

    July 12, 2019

    Within the past few decades, robotic arms have allowed the manufacturing industry to develop into the fast production entity it is today. First used in the automotive industry, robotic arms can be programmed to take on any task that calls for high repeatability and precision. Today, robotic arms are used in almost every industry imaginable: from medical, to agriculture, to electronics manufacturing- and additive manufacturing tools like 3D printing is making the technology even more accessible.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3D Printing, Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, 3D Printing Materials, GrabCAD Print

    3D Printing Patriotic Sunglasses With the Stratasys J750 and VeroFlexVivid

    July 4, 2019

    The VeroFlex and VeroFlexVivid family of materials are an unbelievably unique set of new materials available on Stratasys J Series 3D printers, which are capable of producing parts that have improved strength and flexibility while retaining great shape memory. Similar to how our simulated rubber-like Agilus material works, parts produced in either VeroFlex or VeroFlexVivid do not need to be handled as gently as other material parts and will hold up with little fear of them breaking. However, unlike Agilus, this material produces parts that are rigid and will snap right back to their original shape after being flexed in any direction. This makes them a great material to print high-quality full-color parts that are thin, like eyewear and small action figures, so today we’re going to show these new materials in action as we make some incredible Fourth of July sunglasses!