Articles by: Luis Doval

How to set up the correct tolerances in 3D printed static assemblies

I already wrote about the recommended tolerances when prototyping moving assemblies in a single print. What happens when you need to test static applications that require tight interaction between parts?   The first factor you have to keep in mind is that printing components independently…

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Witness how accurately you can build parts in an Objet 3D printer

It is always interesting to compare a machine specification against its actual performance. We used a digital caliper to measure a reference part built in our Connex 500 3D printer, in order to verify if its overall dimensions were within an acceptable range. We found…

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Learn the benefits of producing Digital Tooling with an Objet 3D Printer

When you think about 3D printing, the first thing that comes to your mind is a prototype. Don’t limit your imagination, as there are many applications that you may be overlooking. One of them is digital tooling: what if instead of printing a part, you print…

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Learn how Objet 3D printers provide new solutions to old needs [VIDEO]

FDM Jig in use

After a few weeks of using an Objet 3D printer many customers realize that a printer can be applied to many other areas of their business in order to solve problems or reduce costs. In most cases, a 3D printer is purchased to help in…

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How to make the right decision when purchasing a 3D Printer: Benchmarking – try before you buy!

The best way to determine if a 3D printer or 3D printing technology is the right fit for your business is to obtain a sample of one of your parts. This is the ultimate test in the purchase process as having a sample part in…

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Why Connex multi material printers can produce a sensory experience from a prototype

Some years ago, product development and simulation was limited to technical plans, graphic renderings and handmade models, which provided a limited description of how a product would actually work or be used by a consumer prior to its production. Many product features, reactions, textures, functions,…

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How to make the right decision when purchasing a 3D printer: Presenting the proposal to your management team.

Presenting 3D Printed Models

At this point you have realized that owning a 3D printer will streamline your product development process, and provide additional benefits such as confidentiality, faster turnaround, and accelerated time to market. You have also determined which technology is appropriate for your product, and selected the…

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Learn how to print moving assemblies with Objet 3D Printers.

In any assembly that involves mechanical interaction between components, defining the right tolerances according to the model material and the manufacturing process is a key factor for success. Designing a part for rapid prototyping is not an exception. There are two methods of prototyping assemblies…

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How to make the right decision when purchasing a 3D printer: Is my budget in line with my needs?

Once you have justified the purchase of a 3D printer and chosen the technology that best fits your requirements, it is now time for budget considerations. With most 3D printing technologies the price range is very wide, and can lead to confusion. To help you…

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