3D Printing Applications

Learn about industry applications for 3D Printing

The Potential of FDM Technology

Stratasys FDM 3D Printer

3D printing has been around for decades, and like all technologies, it has changed a lot! It also can have different meanings depending on who you are speaking to. For example, someone that has been in the industry for the last 15 to 20 years may use terminology like “grown” or “digitally grown” to refer…

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6 Advanced Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D Printing Tips

Drop-in hex nut

Stratasys FDM machines utilize real thermoplastic resins, real strong, tough materials for real applications. Fused Deposition Modeling 3D printing technology is a premier choice for creating complicated parts that need to stand up to repeated use, drilling, tapping and getting banged up. Watch the video below to learn six FDM 3D printing tips and techniques…

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Top 5 Industries That Use PolyJet 3D Printing Technology

In the kingdom of 3D printing FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) has long reigned as the most well-known and accessible technology. However, the tides are changing as technology grows and more options become accessible. TriMech has offerings in several areas of 3D printing technologies including FDM, P3 (Programmable Photo-Polymerization), SL (stereolithography), SAF (Selective Absorption Fusion), and…

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When NOT to Use 3D Printing for End-Use Parts – Part 3

3D Printed Forming Tool and Model

This segment picks up where we left off in this video series discussing how not all manufacturing processes are ideal candidates to be replaced directly with 3D printing. We want to demonstrate that the 3D printing process can still have a significant role in bringing those products to market. In the previous videos, I designed…

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When NOT to Use 3D Printing for End-Use Parts – Part 2

Thermoforming with the 3D Printed Model

Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is one of the newest and most versatile manufacturing processes on the planet. It’s possible to 3D print thousands of different models, parts, or basically anything you want with an ever-growing number of different materials. However, as we demonstrate in this ongoing series, there are some scenarios where this…

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When NOT to Use 3D Printing for End-Use Parts – Part 1

Remote Controlled Example Model

There are times when 3D printing end-use parts does not offer economic or performance gains! There, I said it. While this may seem controversial to say for a company that is in the 3D printing business, TriMech is founded on the principle of candor and speaking honestly with our clients. We like to tell it…

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Biocompatible 3D Printing Explained

Biocompatible 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing is an application-driven field, with different printing technologies more suitable for certain types of production than others. A challenging area for any manufacturing process, is food or medical applications that require a certain degree of sterility and biocompatibility, this is where Biocompatible 3D Printing can be applied. Given the right material and material…

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Get to Know the Stratasys Elastico Rubber 3D Printing Material

3D Print Rubber Elastico

In 2021, Stratasys introduced Elastico a new rubber-like flexible 3d printing material to the PolyJet platform in two different colours. Elastico is an elastomeric PolyJet material that has a base shore hardness of A 45 and boasts an impressive elongation at a break of up to 400%. Elastico possesses superior tear resistance of more than…

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Designing for Additive Manufacturing in the Heavy Equipment Industry

In this article learn how 3D printing / additive manufacturing with a Stratasys F770 in the heavy equipment industry addresses common manufacturing challenges and reduces costs compared to traditional manufacturing and CNC machining. While processes like machining, molding and casting have proven to be reliable ways of making things, they also come with inherent drawbacks….

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