Articles by: Eissa Ahmad

Eissa is an Additive Manufacturing Intern Applications Engineer at Javelin Technologies. Studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Automation Engineering Technology at McMaster University.

3D Printing a Small-Block V8 Engine | PART 2

3D Printing V8 Engine Part 2

This is the second part of my LS3 Engine 3D Print Project. You can read Part One here » Initial Engine Assembly Assembling the printed parts to form the final engine was a long process. It involved a lot of sanding, threading and fastening. As mentioned in Part 1, the parts were designed to have pre-built…

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3D Printing with the Stratasys Fortus 450mc

Fortus 450mc Tray Inspect

Production 3D Printing with the Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D Printer Production 3D printers, like the Fortus 450mc, are ideal for engineers that require demanding flexibility to print larger-sized or many parts in an array of engineering-grade materials with high speed and unfailing throughput. Take designs from virtual to real in hours, not weeks. From functional…

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What happens when you import an Insight .cmb file into GrabCAD Print?

“When I import a Stratasys Insight .cmb file into GrabCAD Print it looks nothing like the model I want to print?” Don’t worry, it’s NOT broken! Here is an explanation of what is going on. Let’s say you want to print this bracket: Generally, it’s better to print brackets out as solid, and for this…

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Stratasys Insight and GrabCAD Print: An Introduction

GrabCAD Print and Stratasys Insight

Stratasys 3D Printer Slicer Tools: GrabCAD Print vs. Insight In a previous post, I talked about the differences between Stratasys Insight and GrabCAD Print. I went over how these slicer tools are very functional on their own but can also increase that functionality by working together. In this post, I’ll explain in a little more detail just what I mean. GrabCAD Print and…

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3D Printing a Small-Block V8 Engine | PART 1

3D Printing V8 Engine

GM’s LS3 Engine is part of the company’s vast family of small-block V8’s. It was used in the Corvette for 5 years (from 2008 to 2013) and in the Camaro SS for another 5 years (from 2010 to 2015). The LS3 is an updated version of the LS2 casting, but with bigger bores and a…

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Calibrating the Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D Printer

Fortus 450MC

Take designs from virtual to real in hours, not weeks. From functional prototypes with exacting tolerances, to manufacturing tools that perform under pressure, the Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D production system sets a high bar for speed, performance and accuracy. The Fortus 450mc provides three distinct advantages: a larger build envelope at 406 x 355 x 406…

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Removing and Cleaning the Fortus 450 Print Head

Fortus 450 printer guide rail

The process of removing and cleaning a Fortus 450 print head takes a little bit of time and requires a lot of care with individual components. Watch the video below to learn how: Unloading Material Before removing the Fortus 450 print head, you need to make sure there isn’t any material in it. Unloading the material from…

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GrabCAD Print: Optimizing Your 3D Print Job

GRAB CAD Sparse Infill

GrabCAD Print is a versatile software that allows for seamless and effortless transfer of 3D models from the modelling environment to the printer. GrabCAD is easy to use and doesn’t take much time getting used to. The video above gives a brief overview of the entire process of preparing your part for 3D printing. There…

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