Articles by: Pierre Hart

Diran 410MF07 Material Series Part Two: Machine Upgrade FAQs

Processing aid printed in diran

Stratasys has recently released Diran material for the Stratasys F370 3D printer; this material is a nylon-based thermoplastic with 7% mineral fill by weight. In the second of this three part series, we will discuss material application examples and upgrade FAQ’s. Read part one to…

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Diran 410MF07 Material Series Part One: Material Characteristics and Properties

Diran robot end effector

Stratasys has recently released Diran 410MF07 material for the Stratasys 370 printer, this material is a nylon based thermoplastic with 7% mineral fill by weight. Additives like minerals or fibers (carbon fiber) are added to nylon to change its material properties and in some cases…

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Procedures for shutting down your 3D printer to avoid costly damage

proper shutdown procedure for 3D printer

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, there may be a need to shutdown your 3D printer for an undetermined amount of time. If this is the case, it is very important to follow the proper procedures for shutting down your 3D printer to avoid damage…

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Upgrading Stratasys F123 3D Printers for FDM TPU 92A Material – Part 2

Learn how to upgrade Stratasys F123 series of 3D printers with an upgrade kit so they are able to print the new FDM TPU 92A elastomer material. TPU is a thermoplastic polyurethane material that can be considered a bridge between rubber and plastic. Read part…

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Upgrading Stratasys F123 3D Printers for FDM TPU 92A Material – Part 1

FDM TPU 92a Intake Assembly

Introducing a new material upgrade for the Stratasys F123 3D printer platform! Additive manufacturing continues to advance in the world of 3D printing. One of the newest elastomer material upgrades available for FDM printers is the FDM TPU 92A. What is TPU 92A? TPU stands…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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:…

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