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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.