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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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Jul 25

3D Printing for Surgical Planning | Part I

As the utilization of 3D Printing and additive manufacturing continues to disseminate amongst a number of industries, medical 3D printing has seen some of the most rapid grown. 3D-printed anatomical models for surgical planning and clinical training have a wide array of applications in the hospital inpatient setting.

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Jul 18

Print Certifed Aerospace Parts with Stratasys' Aircraft Interiors Certificaton Package

Our customers, such as L3, Bombardier, Boeing and Standard Aero are but a few partners benefiting from these advancement’s in additive technologies and materials. Like others in the aerospace industry, they are experiencing performance improvements with superior lightweight part design from integrated structures and component consolidation.

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Jul 11

Ryerson Students Excel In This Year's Extreme Redesign Competition

Every year, the Extreme Redesign Challenge calls upon tomorrow’s engineers, artists and entrepreneurs to design a better future. It is a test to see who can come up with the most creative, mechanically sound, and realistically achievable design using 3D printing. Seven winners were selected and received scholarships for their efforts as well as features on the Stratasys website and blog. Today, we're sharing the results of Canadian students Matthew Wong & Lewis Carvalheiro.

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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 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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Jan 5

FDM Nylon 6 Now Available

We are please do announce that FDM Nylon 6 is now availible as a material option for 3D Printing services through our Innovaiton Centre, as well as for direct purchase from our materials department. The material is currently compatible with the Production Series Fortus 900mc (Gen 1 & Gen 2), with expansion for the Fortus 450mc in 2017.

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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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Oct 14

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies receives $2 million in Government Grants

On Thursday, October 13st, 2016, members of the Sheridan Community and the Canadian Government gathered at the Davis Campus for an exciting announcement. The Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, was joined by Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South at Sheridan’s Davis Campus today to announce a major investment in Sheridan’s additive manufacturing research capabilities.

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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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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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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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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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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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May 5

Cimetrix Partners Excel at Stratasys Extreme ReDesign Contest

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

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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 21

McGill Researchers to Improve Surgery with Stratasys Technology

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.

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Apr 12

QuiETS Races Ahead with End-Use FDM Intake Manifold

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.

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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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