Articles by: Pierre Hart

3D Printing Tutorial: How to Embed and Print Parts with VeroClear Material

VeroClear Material Medical Example

VeroClear is a transparent material that simulates PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate), commonly known as acrylic. Like PMMA, VeroClear material is used as an alternative to glass and is ideal for concept modeling and design verification of clear parts such as eye wear, light covers and medical devices. In this blog post we will explain the steps…

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Stratasys F123 Series: Printer Operation Issues & Fixes

Stratasys F123 Series

Stratasys has identified a few minor issues with the new F123 Series 3D Printers. Many of the issues have been resolved at the manufacturing level, but machines released before these issues were fixed may require a Field Change Order (FCO). Read the information below to determine if you have been affected by these issues. If…

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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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3D Printing Tech Tip: Clogged FDM extrusion tip – why it happens and how to fix it

FDM extrusion tips can occasionally become clogged due to various issues. Continue reading to learn why this happens and how to fix a clogged FDM tip on your own 3D printer. Why Do Clogs Happens? The most common reasons for a clogged FDM tip are: Moisture in your material: Moisture in the material will vaporize…

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3D Printing Material Spotlight: Stratasys FDM Nylon 12

There has been recent interest in the Stratasys Nylon 12 3D Printing material. To showcase some of the features of this great product, we have put together Nylon 12 FAQ, usage tips and best practices information. Continue reading to learn more about this innovative material. What is Nylon 12? Nylon is classed as a PA (Polyamide)…

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3D Printed Winter Wonderland: The Snowflake Challenge

Last month for the company tree decorating ceremony the designers and architects at DIALOG DESIGN in Calgary, Alberta were given a challenge to create unique custom designed snowflakes – a Snowflake Challenge. The results were remarkable and resulted in a wide variety of spectacular designs. Some of the designs were driven by algorithms to make…

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Coring 3D printed parts to improve thermal stability & reduce material cost

A critical aspect of designing an injection molded part is maintaining a constant wall thickness throughout the part. This eliminates issues such as sink, warping, shrink, voids and a whole host of other unpleasant issues. To create a constant wall thickness a process called coring is used. What is coring? Coring is defined as the…

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Using Pogo Pins to Add Electrical Connectivity to Your 3D Printed Fixtures

Do you require electrical contact functionality in your 3D printed test fixtures and parts? Consider using Pogo pins! Pogo pins are spring loaded probes that can be pressed into a hole to connect two PCB boards together or to allow electrical connection to any component with a copper pad. There are many different types of Pogo pins…

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