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Sep 5

Visit Cimetrix at CMTS 2017

Visit Cimetrix Solutions Inc. at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (Booth # 1139) and learn from the experts on as to how you can leverage 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) and 3D Scanning to support your product development and manufacturing initiatives.

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Aug 22

Additive Manufacturing: Disrupting the Supply Chain

The potential for additive manufacturing to disrupt the traditional supply chain is another means by which 3D Printing is disrupting traditional manufacturing processes. For numerous industries, the incorporation of 3D Printing into production can facilitate the minimization of logistics costs for both small and large manufacturers, whilst also bolstering manufacturing processes themselves.

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Jun 5

Ryserson Formula Racing Outpaces Competition at FSAE Michigan

Over the last few years, Cimetrix and Ryerson FSAE have partnered grow the teams use of additive manufacturing for far more than simple printed parts. Today, we'll be sharing post-season update from Ryerson FSAE, who experienced unprecedented success in their 2016-2017 season.

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May 29

Advanced Application Overview: FDM For Composite Tooling

Recently, Cimetrix had the pleasure of hosting the Composites group from Stratasys to present a workshop on leveraging Stratasys technology for composite tooling. Today, we are sharing a recent post by Ross Jones, one of the members of the composites team. Continue reading for a brief overview on how to best leverage Strasys' FDM technology for composite tooling applications.

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Mar 9

Agilus 30 - The New Rubber-Like Offering From Stratasys

Agilus30 pushes the boundaries of rapid prototype design verification, and brings rubber-like 3D printing into the realm of functional prototyping. Combined with Sup706, our soluble support material, Agilus30 can be used to create intricate components and provides effortless support removal.

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Mar 7

Introducing Nylon 12CF - Bringing Composite Strength to Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys has recently launched their latest addition to the Nylon material family - Nylon 12-CF. Boasting the highest strength-weight and stiffness-weight ration of any Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) material, Nylon 12-CF was developed specifically do address common problems in manufacturing

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Feb 5

Introducing the All-New F123 Series from Stratasys

Now there’s a more capable, more affordable professional rapid prototyping solution for your entire of office — from the industry leader in 3D printing. The Stratasys F123 3D Printer Series provides professional level 3D Printing in an office-friendly, affordable package. This all-new platform has been designed with the user in mind - combining the best of the Fortus series with several all-new features, the F123 Series meets the demands of advanced applications whilst offering users unparalelled ease of use.

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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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Nov 18

Lessons Learned: Using 3D Printed Models to Enhance Surgical Planning

The medical community continues to be one of the fastest growing users of additive manufacturing technologies. With a long history of 3D printing being utilized to enhance medical device creation, enhancements to printing technologies have facilitated a vast array of uses beyond simple device creation. As utilization of these technologies continues to rise, additive manufacturing continues to be a great facilitator of precision medicine throughout clinics accross North America. Amongst the leaders of emerging additive medical applications lies surgical planning - physicians around the world are using 3D printing technologies to convert patient data into functional models, used for both educational and practical purposes. In today's post, we will be revieing a recent post written by Dr. Vijay Iver.

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Nov 7

3D Printed Heart Models Help Educate Patients and Physicians

With the recent explosion of medical 3D printing, the focus tends to lie on novel, unique applications of the technology; undoubtedly, additive manufacturing is the disruptive technology that will give rise to unparalleled patient care and innovative procedures. Furthermore, the impact that the technology currrently has is often highlighted by applications utilizing leading-edge 3D technologies. Whilst making a tremendous impact, the unfortunate reality is that not all healthcare institutions have access to these technologies - for now. In today's post, we are going to highlight how entry-level professional 3D printing solutions can also impact the realm of healthcare, being used to create customized teaching tools for med students and hospital residents alike.

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Sep 26

Evolving Regulations of 3D Printed Medical Products in Hospitals

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.

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Jul 18

Introducing the Revamped uPrint: Professional 3D Printing, Entry-Level Pricing

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.

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Jul 5

Centennial College Spurs Innovation with Product Design and Development Program

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!

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Jun 7

Cimetrix Sponsorship Propells Creation of Ontario's 1st Racing Submarine

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.

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May 18

Stratasys Announces Fortus Enhancements Optimized for Manufacturing and Aerospace Applications

“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”

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Apr 26

Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Technologies Transforming Orthotics

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.

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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 29

Connecting Your Heart with FDM Technology

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.

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Mar 22

3D Printing a Space Vehicle with Stratasys Technology

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.

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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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Feb 1

Stratasys Helps Bridge Adoption Chasm in 3D Printing

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.

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Aug 12

Built For Speed: Bianchi Bikes Accelerates Development with 3D Printing

Bianchi Bikes is one of the leading international brands in the cycling sector with almost 130 years’ experience as a premium manufacturer of mountain and road bicycles for professional racing teams and racers. The company, based in Treviglio, Italy, is well known for producing top-quality bicycles, which have been showcased in high-profile cycling races including the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.

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Aug 12

Built For Speed: Bianchi Bikes Accelerates Development with 3D Printing

Bianchi Bikes is one of the leading international brands in the cycling sector with almost 130 years’ experience as a premium manufacturer of mountain and road bicycles for professional racing teams and racers. The company, based in Treviglio, Italy, is well known for producing top-quality bicycles, which have been showcased in high-profile cycling races including the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.

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Jul 27

Charting A New Course for Manufacturing

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Jul 27

Charting A New Course for Manufacturing

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