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?”

Sacrificial Hollow Mold Tooling with ST-130 3D Printing Material

Sacrificial tooling - ST-130

Using composite structures is a great way to reduce weight and gain strength. However, creating these structures is labor intensive and costly. As a result, manufacturers must often compromise on innovation, design functionality, and number of iterations to meet strict deadlines and stay within budget….

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3D Printing Application: Functional Prototyping

functional prototyping

Replacement parts for vintage race cars are often difficult to obtain because they are no longer produced. The demand may be too small for the manufacturer to justify or in some cases, the manufacturer may no longer exist. Using functional prototyping with 3D printed parts…

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A Simple Workflow to 3D Print Your SOLIDWORKS Concept Models

3D print your SOLIDWORKS models

Product design workflow is easier than ever before, thanks to Stratasys 3D printers and SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software. Read on to find out how you can 3D print your SOLIDWORKS models: The Workflow Problem Amazing technology isn’t useful if you can’t take full advantage of…

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Leveraging the strength of 3D Printed Carbon Fiber on the Shop Floor

3D printed carbon fiber tooling

Your goals are clear: high productivity and worker safety, low cost and materials that can withstand the rigors of a manufacturing environment. Traditional manufacturing has its place but it’s not the only path to strong parts. Additive manufacturing (AM) using carbon fiber-filled nylon material 3D…

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3D Printing Illusory Materials with PolyJet Technology

3D Optical Illusory Materials and Textiles

Lenticular printing has existed in the design world for years, and is often associated with novelty toys, movie posters, and trading cards. The technique combines two or more images with an array of magnifying lenses – or a lenticular lens – to create a design…

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Exploring Creative Prototyping in Consumer Goods

Prototyping a Controller model

Prototyping for consumer goods often involves a balance between producing multiple design iterations in a short amount of time, yet achieving a high level of realism for each piece. This process has typically limited designers, making multiple iterations expensive and time consuming. Now, with technology…

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Five Ways a 3D Printer will Save Time and Money in Your Product Development Process

Product Development Process

Is your current product development process costing you more time and money than it should? Do you want to reduce friction in the stakeholder approval process? The Solution Bring higher quality modeling in-house at your team’s elbow, and straight into the product development process. Using…

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FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) Support Material Removal

BASS Support Material

FDM (fused deposition modeling) Technology™ lets you 3D print parts in a broad range of well tested plastics. FDM materials offer specialized properties like toughness, elastomeric flexibility, electrostatic dissipation, translucence, biocompatibility, UV resistance, VO flammability and FST ratings. This makes them perfect for demanding designers…

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3D Printing with PLA Tips and Tricks

PLA material

A thermoplastic made from renewable resources, PLA helps you produce design concepts quickly and economically in 11 different colour options. Benefit from the speed of fast-draft mode on the Stratasys F123 Series, and keep material expenses down. PLA offers fast printing, good tensile strength and…

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