3D Printing Applications

Learn about industry applications for 3D Printing

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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How to Reduce Production Cost with Additive Manufacturing

Reduce production cost

As a manufacturer, you are always looking for ways to reduce your production costs. The latest solution you may be considering is 3D printing / additive manufacturing. In this white paper learn how 3D printing reduces manufacturing cost with the latest materials and techniques. More manufacturing companies are rapidly adopting 3D printing. Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)…

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3D Printing Use Case: Ford Mustang Quarter Glass Alignment Fixture

Ford Mustang 3D printed alignment fixture

Ford Motor Company, founded by Henry Ford in 1903, is a leading American automobile manufacturer headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan. The Ford Mustang line has been produced since 1964, making it the longest-produced Ford car. Challenge The fixture used to accurately position and install the quarter glass in the Ford Mustang had several problems that needed…

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Daikin Applied uses FDM 3D printing to produce HVAC panel spacers

Injection mold alternative 3D printed HVAC panel spacers

Established in 1924, Daikin Applied is a world-leading provider of air conditioning and heating systems for residential, commercial and industrial properties. With over 100 production facilities worldwide, Daikin employs leading technologies like additive manufacturing to create solutions that improve air comfort and quality. Challenge Spacers are used in the panels of HVAC cabinets to distribute…

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Ryerson Formula Racing team uses carbon fiber 3D printing to create strong, durable parts for their racecar

RFR heel cups 3d printed in carbon fiber

Ryerson Formula Racing (RFR) is a team of students from different programs who collaborate to design, build, and race a formula-style open-wheeled race car. The team participates in multiple race events including the most anticipated annual Formula SAE Michigan international competition. The RFR team approached Javelin’s Additive Professional Service’s team to help create a strong,…

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Using Insight stabilization features to successfully produce large-scale printed parts

Airflow direction in chamber

At Javelin we are constantly searching for areas where additive manufacturing can supplement or replace current manufacturing solutions for our clients. One of the leading areas in which additive offers an edge over traditional manufacturing is in low volume production of large-scaled parts, this can include Tier 1 automotive panels, large scale aerospace applications and…

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Food packaging design: promoting prototype readability

VeroUltra for beverage and food packaging design

Use Case – Using Stratasys® VeroUltra™ materials to power in-house rapid prototyping for beverage and food packaging. Challenge When creating bottle packaging, designers value quick iteration, readability and a streamlined decision-making process. However, this is not always achievable when prototyping with traditional blow-molded plastic or glass prototypes. Finding the right combination of bottle shape and…

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Exceptional and repeatable coloration for toy design

Toy design using VeroUltra materials

In this use case, learn how Stratasys® VeroUltra™ materials helped to create accurate coloration for toy design and validation. Challenge From spray painting to hand painting, dry transfers, stickers and more, creating toy dolls with the right appearance for design validation was a manual multi-step process. Achieving accurate skin tone coloration required manual blending of…

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