How 3D Printing Will Revolutionize Eyewear

When you walk into an eyewear store, chances are it took about 18 months for that eyewear company to develop every single one of those frames you see on the shelves. Now consider that eyewear manufacturers may release up to 150 new frame designs to market every week. Together, the top eyewear manufacturers across the globe…

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Introducing Javelin’s 3D Printed Hydrofoil Project

Javelin took on the ambitious summer project of designing, simulating performances, and 3D printing a race spec windsurfing hydrofoil. The hydrofoil project idea stemmed from the recent America’s Cup yachting race where the hyper catamarans competing raced on hydrofoils. For those who don’t know what a hydrofoil looks like with respect to windsurfing/sailing check out…

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FDM Thermoform Tooling: What It Is and Why It Works

There’s a good chance you interact with multiple thermoformed products on a daily basis, whether that be in your grocery store, your car, or probably even your fridge. But what does it mean if something is thermoformed? Thermoforming is a conventional plastics forming process where heat is used to bring a sheet of plastic to its sagging point,…

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Javelin’s 3D Printing Team Helps Accelerate the Waterloop Team

I am extremely excited to announce that Javelin has extended its support to the University of Waterloo’s Hyperloop team, Waterloop. In this first installment of the Waterloop blog series I will outline how I am working with their design and management teams to leverage Javelin’s Stratasys 3D printers to prototype and build end use parts…

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3D Printing Material Spotlight: Stratasys FDM Nylon 12CF

Stratasys recently released a new offering in it’s FDM Nylon material family. This new material is a carbon-filled thermoplastic called Nylon 12CF. To showcase some of the features of this great product, we have put together Nylon 12CF FAQ, features, usage tips and best practices information. Continue reading to learn more about this exciting new material.…

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Medical Case Study: Accelerate Time-to-Market with 3D Printing

Use the power of 3D printing’s speed and precision to streamline your medical device development. Nidek Technologies, developer of ophthalmological diagnostic systems, leveraged this technology to accelerate prototyping and clinical trials. Continue reading to learn about Nidek’s success and find out how 3D printing is a key factor in reducing their time to market. A…

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Stratasys helps McLaren F1 at the 50th Canadian Grand Prix

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend the Canadian F1 Grand Prix held in Montreal, Quebec. The event draws an international crowd to fill the stands for Canada’s largest sporting event. The energy was electric and the race was mesmerizing. As a diehard F1 fan I couldn’t have been happier to see the…

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3D Printer Promotion: Save on the Fortus 380mc

The Fortus 380mc 3D production system lets you build, accurate, repeatable parts faster than ever before. Produce jigs, fixtures, factory tooling and end-use parts, as well as functional prototypes to withstand stringent testing. With four layer thicknesses to choose from, you can strike the right balance between strength, detail, and FDM’s fastest build time. If…

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