Articles by: Stratasys Ltd.

For over 30 years Stratasys have been pioneering 3D Printing technology, solving problems, questioning, inventing and reinventing. Continually asking, “How can we help our customers turn a great idea into a great success?”

How to improve Aesthetic and Mechanical Properties of FDM 3D Printed Parts

Vapour smoothing FDM 3D printed parts

Finishing adds Value to your FDM 3D printed parts 3D printing technology breaks the rules of conventional manufacturing. It allows engineers to build complex geometries, create massive parts, consolidate multiple part components and design solely for form, fit and function rather than for the manufacturing process. Finishing/Post-processing enhances what a 3D printer can do, improving…

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How to convert CAD to STL for 3D Printing

Pictured above the control panel for STL conversion in SOLIDWORKS.

How CAD files are exported to STL is an important process for accurate building of parts. The step by step process for converting CAD to STL was taken straight from the mentioned companies websites. STL Definition STL is the standard file type used by most or all rapid prototyping systems. A STL is a triangulated…

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