3D Printing Techniques

Learn about different 3D Printing Techniques for creating prototypes and end-use parts

Removing Stratasys PolyJet Support Material

PolyJet Support

After 3D printed models from your Stratasys PolyJet printer have cooled, the support material must be removed. This can be done by different methods, depending on the type of Support material, the size of the model, how delicate it is, the amount and location of the Support material, and other factors. The methods described below…

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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 prints strong, lightweight parts with a high strength-to weight ratio…

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How to manage dimensional tolerances in 3D printing

managing dimensional tolerances

In this article we are going to discuss some of the most common errors we often see from customers using FDM technology and how to manage dimensional tolerances. 3D printing is a great manufacturing tool that can produce near-net shape geometry without multiple operations. For producing complex geometries which would typically involve multiple setups and…

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How to properly maintain your Stratasys Polyjet print head

Delamination

Properly maintaining a Stratasys polyjet print head, not only increases the life of the print heads, but also keeps you from having down time and keeps your parts looking new. The head cleaning wizard takes less than 20 minutes and can save you hours, if not days as well as materials. How to properly clean…

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Tips on Stratasys 3D Printer Tip Calibration

F series automatic tip calibration crosshairs

At Javelin Technologies, we have trained thousands of customers on how to use their brand-new Stratasys dual extruder 3D printers and the mechanics of tip calibration is always one of the trickiest parts to explain and demonstrate. In this article we are going to talk everything about tip calibration on Stratasys dual extruder printers such…

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Strategies for increasing the throughput of your 3D printing operation

eliminating the support structure to increase throughput

When many additive manufacturing (AM) users talk about the performance of a 3D printer, they often compare the maximum mechanical ‘speed’ of the printer itself, which is often measured by the length of toolpath it can extrude for a given time. While it is one of many metrics of estimating the performance, the mechanical speed…

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The facts of uninterruptable power supply (UPS) system in 3D printers

protecting your 3D printer with UPS

Some of the main concerns our technical support team hears from our customers: “Why did my 3D printer stop in the middle of the print job?” “I must restart my print job wasting valuable time and materials?” “My 3D printer doesn’t even start now.  Can you please help me?” All the above are related to…

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Procedures for shutting down your 3D printer to avoid costly damage

proper shutdown procedure for 3D printer

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, there may be a need to shutdown your 3D printer for an undetermined amount of time. If this is the case, it is very important to follow the proper procedures for shutting down your 3D printer to avoid damage or downtime when the printer is powered back up. Below…

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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 and engineers in aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, medical and other industries….

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