Jason Matses

Jason Matses

Strengthen Your 3D Printed Parts With ULTEM

Strengthen Your 3D Printed Parts With ULTEM

3D printing strong parts greatly depends on your design, but is also largely effected by your material choice. One of the strongest thermoplastics on the market for 3D printing material is ULTEM. This class of high-performance plastic resins was developed by Sabic and has been has adopted by by Stratasys, the world leader in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, for their […]

The Power Of PolyJet & Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing

The Power Of PolyJet & Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing

Stratasys is a world leader in 3D printing, offering two very unique technologies: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and PolyJet 3D printing. Both of these technologies build real parts layer-by-layer, but they do so in very different ways. In this blog we’re going to discuss the science behind each printing technology and the applications that each are […]

DIY 3D Printed Part Infill For Stronger Parts Fast

DIY 3D Printed Part Infill For Stronger Parts Fast

3D printing is continuously evolving. Additive manufacturing technologies have opened up new doors, expanding what’s possible, allowing us to build intricacies and unique parts that are impossible to produce with any other manufacturing method. We use the process of additive manufacturing to exploit geometries in every direction. Why, then, are infill’s stuck in the Stone […]

Advanced Insert Techniques With Your FDM 3D Printer

Advanced Insert Techniques With Your FDM 3D Printer

Think you might want a metal 3D printer? This blog article could possibly save you around a million dollars. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but allow me to explain how you can integrate metal INTO your Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printed parts to reach a whole new level of part form and function. In the past we have […]

Faster 3D Printed Part Cleaning With ALMCO Soluble Support Removal Station

Faster 3D Printed Part Cleaning With ALMCO Soluble Support Removal Station

In some previous blog posts I’ve talked about reducing or entirely deleting support material off of a model. However, in most cases your parts are still going to need support material on them. Up until recently the only real option for support removal has been an agitation bath. The agitation bath is still a good […]

Consider Replacing Your 3D Printed ABS Parts With ASA

Consider Replacing Your 3D Printed ABS Parts With ASA

For years ABS-M30 has been the go-to fused deposition modeling (FDM) material for general use 3D printed parts. ABS is low-cost, durable, easy to finish and comes in a variety of colors. But there’s a new option available that’s boasting to be the next big general use FDM thermoplastic, out scoring ABS in multiple categories. Get To […]

Best Practices For Optimizing Your 3D Printed Part Builds

Best Practices For Optimizing Your 3D Printed Part Builds

As the saying goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. And there’s more than one thousand ways to 3D print a part. There are tons of factors that go into producing a physical object from your digital file. From choice of material, resolution, density, orientation, scale, speed, and so on. Most slicing software have […]

Building Print Supports With A MakerBot 3D Printer

Building Print Supports With A MakerBot 3D Printer

In this blog post we’ll go over the do’s and don’ts of support material building with a MakerBot 3D printer. We’ll also cover a great solution to alleviate most support material issues. What Is Support Material With almost any 3D printing technology, as a part is being built from the bottom up, there may be some overhangs in […]

Stop Wasting Your Machinist’s Time With Simple Parts

Stop Wasting Your Machinist’s Time With Simple Parts

Before working at CAPINC, I spent about three years working for a local engineering company designing machines for factory assembly lines and automation equipment. Most of the machines we designed and built were specialized machines we would only make one or a few of. In this position I designed parts and assemblies, created engineering drawings […]

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

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

In today’s technical blog I’m going to walk through how to process your part files for printing in multiple materials and colors on an Objet 3D printer. Some Objet 3D printers have the ability to print in multiple materials and colors at the same time. This allows users to produce parts with varying durometers of rubber, […]