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Design Optimization for 3D Printing

Design optimization 3D printing

A growing demand for 3D printing design services The proliferation of 3D printing technology has created a substantial demand for engineering services that create and deliver its benefits. At the forefront of these services is design optimization for 3D printing. The 3D printing industry has long recognized that engineering design for 3D printing is a…

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Will 3D Printing Spare Parts Eliminate the Warehouse?

3D printing spare parts

Is 3D printing spare parts on demand a realistic business model? This white paper from Stratasys will look at the business drivers for adopting 3D printing and the applications for the technology. In this paper, we consider how 3D printing can be used to meet the spare parts needs of organisations across a wide range…

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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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How to use a Metal 3D Printer

The Desktop Metal Studio System is the world’s first affordable, office-friendly metal 3D printing system. Safe and simple to use, the Studio System was designed to bring metal 3D printing to the shop floor by allowing engineering and design teams to make metal parts faster, without the need for special facilities or dedicated operators. Watch this…

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3 Reasons why the Stratasys F120 is the best 3D Printer for SOLIDWORKS

Best 3D Printer for SOLIDWORKS is the Stratasys F120

3D printing is becoming very popular with designers, engineers, educators, and especially SOLIDWORKS users who want to create prototypes of their CAD models. We are often asked the question “What is the best 3D printer for SOLIDWORKS?” That is a great question as there are many good 3D printers on the market right now and they vary…

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Beware of using a Cheap 3D Printer for Professional Work

The Truth about using a Cheap 3D Printer for work and how to get it right the first time with a low cost professional desktop machine You’re ready to buy a desktop 3D printer to enhance your business. You’ve done your homework and the benefits are clear: freedom of design, faster prototyping and reduced time-to-market,…

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Introducing the first SLA 3D Printer from Stratasys – The V650 Flex

Stratasys V650 Flex SLA 3D Printer

Stratasys, the additive manufacturing quality and reliability leader, has announced a new 3D printer to their list of product offerings. The new V650 Flex is the first ever Stratasys 3D printer featuring Stereolithography (SLA) technology. Stereolithography is a form of 3D printing technology used for creating parts layer by layer, by projecting an ultraviolet (UV)…

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