Stratasys tech tips and tutorials, specific to the Fused Deposition Modeling and PolyJet 3D printers. Printers and maintenance blog posts cover MakerBot, uPrint, Dimension, Fortus, Objet Desktop, Eden, Connex, and Ojet1000 Plus printers as well as materials and related topics.
Checkout the 12 Days of CAPINC this month to learn from the the years best technical tips, tutorials and expert advice. Enjoy topics like SOLIDWORKS 2016, Simulation hacks, 3D printing best practices, and Electrical schematic customization.
As an Application Engineer at CAPINC, I’ve been known around the office as the resident MakerBot expert, and for good reason. For the last four years or so I’ve owned multiple 3D printers, and at this moment I own seven Makerbot Replicator 2’s and an Ultimaker 2 Extended. All of these machines I keep running […]
During the past year Stratasys released a new material called ASA. In this blog I would like to tell you about my personal experiences with ASA and discuss the possibility of it replacing ABS for everyday printing needs. Let’s start with the name. ASA Stands For Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate Like most other chemical compounds that name tells you what it […]
As you use your Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers, preventative user maintenance, like tip replacement, must be done to ensure your machines run at their optimal performance. Every now and then users can experience errors that the CAPINC support team can easily help you work out. One of the more common issues with […]
More and more engineers, scientists, product designers and manufactures are getting involved in designing and working with 3D printed thermoplastics. They cut across a range of sectors such as basic chemical processing industries; Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical, Aerospace, Automotive and other transportation, Defense, Medical Devices, and Semiconductors. In many of these cases it […]
Watch the latest video blog to learn how to sand and polish Stratasys PolyJet 3D printed parts to a flawless finish. This process is ideal for any rigid resin Stratasys material, as well as stereolithography (SLA) parts. In this example we feature parts printed with the transparent material VeroClear (RGD810). VeroClear is a rigid, nearly colorless material featuring […]
FDM Nylon 12™ is the first material in Stratasys’ new family of nylon offerings, complementing the current portfolio of Fused Deposition Modeling® (FDM) materials and enabling new applications requiring repetitive snap fits, high fatigue resistance, strong chemical resistance and press (friction) fit inserts. Nylon 12 is primarily used in aerospace, automotive and consumer goods industries […]
In the past we 3D printed pumpkin carving tools in the Fortus 250 with ABS material to test both the design and build for durability and strength. The video blog showed that orientation and build density do matter as those tools were used to carve two very large pumpkins. Today our project is not about either of […]
Stratasys has long offered ABS-ESD7, an ABS thermoplastic with static dissipative properties. Only available on the Fortus 380mc, Fortus 450mc and Fortus 900mc 3D Production Systems, ABS-ESD7 lets electronics manufacturers expand the use of 3D printing onto the assembly line. Static dissipation also makes the material ideal for applications in the presence of powders, dust and mist that might otherwise be attracted […]
There are a number of methods to seal a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printed part and there are many factors to consider when choosing the best approach. You will need to consider temperature sensitivity, maximum pressure, chemical resistance, part size and geometry when choosing one of the sealing methods. One of the more common methods […]