In today's post, we will consider the hospital opportunity to take advantage of 3D printing to improve patient care, research, education and training, and overall hospital efficiency.
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.
This week, Stratasys has announced a refresh for this popular platform; more than just a facelift, a number of improvements have been implemented with the aim of making the tried-and-true, professional grade platform increasingly accessible within academia and industry.
Centennial College's recently introduced Product Design and Development program is the only of its kind in Canada, allowing students to learn every aspect of a product life cycle, from concept to design to prototyping and production. Read on for more!
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.
For a number of years, Cimetrix Solutions has been involved in a wide variety of student-driven inititatives, partnering with some of the nation's most innovative groups and institutions to implement additive manufacturing solutions for a variety of applications. This year, the entire team of Applications Specialists at Cimetrix was thrilled to be a part of Ontario's first racing submarine, through a partnership formed with University of Waterloo's Submarine Racing Team.
“We believe that these new enhancements will greatly increase the impact of Stratasys FDM 3D printing solutions, clearly demonstrating a commitment to the ongoing success of our manufacturing customers. Each new feature is designed to address specific manufacturing requirements - including speed, ease-of-use and creation of new industrial applications”
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.
Year after year, students from institutions that have partnered with Cimetrix place exceedingly well in the Extreme Redesign Contest. This year was no different, as students learning on technology acquired from Cimetrix have placed on the podium in a number of different categories
Additive Manufacturing is creating a process to actually ‘engineer’ and ‘design’ an Ankle-Foot Orthotic for a specific patient. Different amounts or types of material can be printed to provide a specified stiffness and allow areas of flexibility, based on the patient presentation. This exciting technology opens up an entirely new tool box that the clinician can use to enhance patient outcomes.
Researchers at McGill have been given a federal grant in order to research improvements in technologies used during surgery. More than $1.6 million will be used to train students who are developing those technologies, which include Stratasys 3D Printers.
This winter, we had the opportunity to provide continued support for QuiETS, a team out of ETS competing in the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge. The team approached our team of Applications Specialists with an all-new air intake design, looking to 3D Printing to create an end-use part rather than manufacturing it with traditional methods.
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.
To hasten and sharpen that crucial decision-making, Synergy brought a Stratasys J750 3D Printer in-house to produce whole-product prototypes in full color, even with multiple materials, textures and gradients, in as little as a few hours. Read on to learn how the unmatched realism afforded by the J750 has elevated Synergy's design services.
Stratasys reinvents 3D Printing. Again. Introducing the Stratasys J75 3D Printer - a Polyjet-based printing platform that delivers unprecedented product realism, combining multi-material printing with true full-color capability for the most versatile 3D Printing platform on the market today.
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.
Stratasys 3D printing helped Madanagopal arrive at an optimized design more quickly than CDL expected. The printed models were so precise that engineers could perform functional testing on the living hinges and snap-fit closures.
NASA engineers drew on ingenuity and advanced technology when designing cutting-edge equipment for space exploration. For example, about 70 of the parts that make up the rover were built digitally, utilizing production-grade Stratasys 3D Printers. The process, called Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology or additive manufacturing, creates complex shapes durable enough for Martian terrain.
At the company’s inception, computer simulations and cadavers were the only way to train professionals on neurosurgery equipment. CBMTI felt 3D bio models could greatly enhance training, and became interested in 3D printing as a way to build quality models quickly, and with unparalleled realism.
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.
Stratasys Creative Colors Software brings the power and freedom of 3D printing to more designers around the world. By forming a direct bridge between Adobe Photoshop CC and Objet Connex3, it enables designers to easily 3D print their most imaginative creations without cumbersome 3D printing workflows.
Now fortified with Adobe color management and connectivity, the Objet Connex3 offers a more complete color experience and a direct design-to-3D print workflow. Additionally, it fuses multiple systems into one unified multi-color, multi-material offering, reducing capital investments and disparate processes to fuel broad-based adoption.
Stratasys Announces 3D Printing Education Modules for Middle Schools and High Schools. Taking another step to support teaching and project-based learning with the development of seven new education modules for middle and high schools. Each module will provide educators everything they need to take students through a full product development life cycle, from concept sketch to CAD design and finally 3D print.
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.
Sheridan’s industry partner, Cimetrix Solutions, is providing an Industry Grant in support of the FabLab’s launch. The Cimetrix Industry Grant will provide the Health FabLab with the newest in professional-grade 3D printing technology - the Objet30 Prime.