3D Printing Techniques

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

3D Printing Tutorial: How to Embed and Print Parts with VeroClear Material

VeroClear Material Medical Example

VeroClear is a transparent material that simulates PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate), commonly known as acrylic. Like PMMA, VeroClear material is used as an alternative to glass and is ideal for concept modeling and design verification of clear parts such as eye wear, light covers and medical devices. In this blog post we will explain the steps…

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FDM Thermoform Tooling: What It Is and Why It Works

There’s a good chance you interact with multiple thermoformed products on a daily basis, whether that be in your grocery store, your car, or probably even your fridge. But what does it mean if something is thermoformed? Thermoforming is a conventional plastics forming process where heat is used to bring a sheet of plastic to its sagging point,…

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Glimpsing into the Future of 3D Printing at Big Data Toronto 2017

I attended the Big Data Toronto 2017 conference on behalf of Javelin this year. It was the second installment of this conference and I was truly amazed at the quality of the event. What really blew me away is how Toronto is becoming a hub for big data and artificial intelligence. I attended with the…

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3D Printing Material Spotlight: Stratasys FDM Nylon 12CF

Stratasys recently released a new offering in it’s FDM Nylon material family. This new material is a carbon-filled thermoplastic called Nylon 12CF. To showcase some of the features of this great product, we have put together Nylon 12CF FAQ, features, usage tips and best practices information. Continue reading to learn more about this exciting new material….

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Breaking Barriers with 3D Printing in Medicine

In late May Javelin’s 3D Printing team hosted three powerful medical seminars on the effects of 3D Printing within the Canadian healthcare system. The events took place in Vancouver, Toronto, and Ottawa and they were engaging and well-received. Originally, the goal was to deliver cutting edge information to surgeons, radiologists and healthcare professionals on how 3D Printing…

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3D Printing Tech Tip: Clogged FDM extrusion tip – why it happens and how to fix it

FDM extrusion tips can occasionally become clogged due to various issues. Continue reading to learn why this happens and how to fix a clogged FDM tip on your own 3D printer. Why Do Clogs Happens? The most common reasons for a clogged FDM tip are: Moisture in your material: Moisture in the material will vaporize…

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3D Printed Winter Wonderland: The Snowflake Challenge

Last month for the company tree decorating ceremony the designers and architects at DIALOG DESIGN in Calgary, Alberta were given a challenge to create unique custom designed snowflakes – a Snowflake Challenge. The results were remarkable and resulted in a wide variety of spectacular designs. Some of the designs were driven by algorithms to make…

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3D Printing Do-It-Yourself: MakerBot Safety Shield

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3D Printing health & safety is top priority for Javelin. All of our Stratasys FDM 3D Printers are fully enclosed and have electromechanical latches so they cannot be opened during operation. MakerBot 3D Printers are engineered and tested for simple, safe, and reliable desktop 3D printing. One of the features of MakerBot Replicator+ and Replicator Mini+ 3D…

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