SOLIDWORKS Simulation has two main ways of mapping a Finite Element mesh onto your CAD geometry – the “Standard” mesher and the “Curvature Based” mesher. In training classes and in prior CAPUniversity webinars and presentations, I’ve always advised that the Curvature mesher is best for single parts, especially parts with thin walls and lots of fillets and rounds […]
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 […]
CAPINC Stratasys Certified Technicians recommend reviewing your user manual from time to time to refresh the details of the User Required Maintenance for your Dimension 3D printer. It’s also important if you’ve had a staff change, or added new users, to share this information with them. Being familiar with these instructions can save hours or […]
We are frequently asked if the two unique Stratasys printing technologies, Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and PolyJet will be offered in the same printer one day. Will Stratasys combine the Objet line’s super smooth surface finish and it’s ultra-fine model detail capability with the FDM’s soluble support feature? Our response up until recently has been […]
Stratasys 3D printers offer a wide variety of material and support build options. Choosing the correct part interior build style, visible surface style or support style can make a large difference when considering durability and material expense. To help you better decide the best build options for your parts, we created a print tray to show you the different choices in […]
As a Stratasys reseller, we are continually asked about model and support material tips for Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) systems. In a past blog post I explained some basic tips on unloading and reloading FDM materials. Today I want to explain common best practices for model and support material storage. Depending on where your business […]
This is especially useful for Engineering Managers or internal user group leaders who want to share information across your team.