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Nov 15

GrabCAD Print and Stratasys FDM Printers: Why Use GrabCAD Print?

GrabCAD Print provides Stratasys users with a straightforward workflow that is designed to simplify the process of going from design to printed product. Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking the time to dive into the use of this awesome software, and provide you with the resources to help you get started with GrabCAD Print.

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Sep 26

Agilus30 Now Available for Stratasys J750 Users

Agilus30 - the groundbreaking new Rubber-Like offering introduced by Stratasys earlier this year - is now compatible with all Stratasys J750 3D Printers! Available in both opaque and translucent colors, Agilus30 material enables simulation for a very wide variety of finished products.

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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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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 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 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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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 14

Introducing Digital ABS Plus - The Strongest Polyjet Material, Ever

Stratasys and Cimetrix has released our latest ground-breaking advance in PolyJet material technology: Digital ABS Plus. As the name indicates, this is a new, advanced version of the high performance Digital ABS material released in 2011.

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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 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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