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Aug 10

Thursday Tech Tip: Polyjet Build Management Best Practices

It is often required to track various jobs and costs associated with different projects when using a Polyjet printing solution. Defining project specific costs allows the end user to define budget constraints, outsourcing options, and in-house cost/time savings.

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Jul 27

Thursday Tech Tip: SUP705 Best Practices

Effective support removal is one of the key pillars of overall Polyjet part quality, and can make the difference between good and great results. This Thursday, we'll be walking you through some tips and tricks for effective removal of SUP705.

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Jul 20

GrabCAD Update: Feature Highlight and Version 1.8 Release Notes

Thursday's Tech Tip has been provided by Applications Specialist Conner Janeteas. Today, he'll be taking you through his favourite feature of GrabCAD Print to-date, as well as run through the release notes for Version 1.8. The latest version of our latest print processing and management software, GrabCAD Print, has just been launched. Today, we’ll be taking you through the release notes, and our favourite feature to to date – office hours.

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Jul 13

Thursday Tech Tip: Polyjet Head Maintenance

As many of us may already know, our Stratasys Polyjet systems - including the J750, Objet Connex Series, and the Objet Desktop Series - are capable of very high resolution printing. With high accuracy also comes high responsibility for ensuring that this accuracy is up kept and print quality stays optimal. A large portion of this up keep is achieved in the simple process of cleaning heads and general machine cleanliness.

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Jan 11

3D Printer or Rapid Prototyping Solution? How to Spot the Difference

As 3D Printing continues to grow, there has been the emeregence of several hobby-level technologies in the marketplace. Though useful, this group of printers are quite different from there professional-grade coutnerparts, the technology upon which today's 3D Printers, regardless of class, are built. Today, we will be sharing a recent stratasys post outlining key points to consider when delving into the realm of additive manufacturing.

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Aug 15

Cimetrix Advanced Application Guide: Embedding Threaded Inserts

The addition of inserts into FDM parts can enhance functionality when creating parts for a wide variety of purposes. Hardware can be embedded in an FDM part to simulate insert molding, with the ability to accommodate items such as: sensors, wiring, RFID tags, fabric, bushings, threaded inserts, etc. For this exercise, we will focus purely on a threaded insert.

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Jun 9

Tech Thursday: Maximizing Fortus Throughput with Insight

In today's Tech Thursday post, our team of Applications Specialists cover how to maximize throughput of your Fortus additive manufacturing technology, providing their personal recommendations, as well as outlining the individual steps in Insight. This procedure is applicable to all printers in the Fortus family, including the 250mc, 380/450mc, and the 900mc.

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May 12

Printing With SUP706 on Connex Printers: Tips & Tricks

In today's blog post we will be reviewing the advantages of SUP706, as well as providing insight our Applications Team has to offer after upgrading our Objet 500Connex 3 to the soluble support system and integrating it into our workflow.

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Apr 7

Improving Part Quality Through STL Optimization

The surface quality of a 3D printed part is strongly influenced by the resolution of the STL file which it is processed from; therefore, it is essential to ensure that the procedure of exporting an STL file from the native CAD file is performed correctly. This week, we will be walking you through various settings for exporting optimized STL files for use with your Stratasys 3D Printer.

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Mar 31

FDM Part Optimization: Leveraging Custom Groups Within Insight

Insight software, included with all Fortus Production Series 3D Printers, offers unparalleled control when processing parts for specialized applications or containing complex geometries. The customizability of a number build parameters, including toolpath widths, allows the user to achieve high accuracy whilst enhancing part aesthetic & structural integrity of parts.

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Feb 11

Optimizing Part Orientation for Surface Finish, Strength, & Build Time

Build optimization is often dependent on a part’s function (conceptual model, functional prototype, manufacturing tool or end-use part). Based on the part’s function, the user must select the appropriate orientation to balance or optimize surface finish, strength or build time of the part.

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Jan 15

Optimizing User Inferface & Workflow Within Insight

A simple, yet often overlooked feature in the Insight software included with all Fortus Production Series 3D Printers is the ability for the user to customize the toolbar and toolbox areas within the program. This allows the user to create a processing enviroment best suited to their workflow, further enhancing the already powerful features of the Insight software.

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Aug 22

Optimizing Part Quality on Stratasys Production Series 3D Printers

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Aug 5

Recovering Builds After Print Failure: A How To Guide

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Jul 22

Leveraging Additive Manufacturing for End-Use Parts

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Jul 15

Optimizing Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing

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Jul 8

Tech Tuesdays: Part Orientation

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