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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 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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Jan 5

How Speedo Designers Took a Big Lead with Stratasys Multi-Material 3D Printing

The product development arm of Speedo is focused at their research and development center, using their Stratasys PolyJet technology for advanced, multi-material prototyping and design validation.

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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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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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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 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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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 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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Apr 5

Reinventing Product Development with the Stratasys J750

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.

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Apr 4

Stratasys Launches J750 Multi-Material 3D Printer

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.

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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 23

3D Printed, Multi-Material Medical Models Allow Unprecedented Realism for Surgical Planning

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.

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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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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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Aug 7

Honda Access Takes Car Accessory Customization into the Fast Lane

What do you need from your set of wheels? Is it a functional workhorse, or does it have to reflect your personality? More and more, car owners’ accessories and style choices set their vehicles apart. An entire industry exists to support automobile customization, and Stratasys 3D printing is playing an increasing role in developing and prototyping the official accessories for one of the world’s most well-known brands.

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Aug 7

Honda Access Takes Car Accessory Customization into the Fast Lane

What do you need from your set of wheels? Is it a functional workhorse, or does it have to reflect your personality? More and more, car owners’ accessories and style choices set their vehicles apart. An entire industry exists to support automobile customization, and Stratasys 3D printing is playing an increasing role in developing and prototyping the official accessories for one of the world’s most well-known brands.

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