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.
This week in engineering and design brings great reviews on CES 2016, preview videos for the upcoming SOLIDWORKS World in Dallas, and experimental shape-shifting material that will blow your mind. TECH NEWS A new year brings new predictions and forecasts. See if your business is on trend with the four big manufacturing technology trends to rule the land in […]
Having already transformed manufacturing, 3D printing is causing a new wave in personal manufacturing. This next industrial revolution is gaining speed and your business could benefit. 3D printing enables users to unlock potential in creating, innovating, and fabricating your designs in-house. With an ever-expanding market of 3D printer options, knowing your specific requirements for optimal […]
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 […]
Most of today’s consumer and commercial products are made from thermoplastics. When engineers are designing a new product, prototyping with a material that is as similar as possible to the end product is very important. This is why 3D printing with thermoplastics is so popular. Using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) machines, engineers have the choice […]
Long, Long Ago In An Engineering Department Far, Far Away… There was an engineer who needed a disguise to get past the imperial guards. In the seclusion of his engineering department he sat waiting for the right moment. The holiday season was upon us, this was his chance. He had to act quick and needed […]
Breaking news for those that are considering or own a Stratasys Connex1, 2 or 3. Now available is a new soluble support material called SUP706 that allows for the printing of delicate features, hidden passageways while reducing the labor for post-processing of parts. All with a free upgrade. About this time last year CAPINC shared […]
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 […]