3D Printing Techniques

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

GrabCAD Print: Optimizing Your 3D Print Job

GRAB CAD Sparse Infill

GrabCAD Print is a versatile software that allows for seamless and effortless transfer of 3D models from the modelling environment to the printer. GrabCAD is easy to use and doesn’t take much time getting used to. The video above gives a brief overview of the entire process of preparing your part for 3D printing. There…

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3D Printing Procedure for a Stratasys F123 Machine

F170 Touch Screen

Setting up a print job on the Stratasys F170 is quite simple and straight forward. One of the biggest strengths of a Stratasys F123 series machine is its ability to accept almost all 3D model file types, including and not limited to: .obj .stl .sldprt .iges All this is possible with the help of GrabCAD…

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Choosing the right Stratasys 3D Printer Slicer Tool

Stratasys 3D Printer Slicer Tools: GrabCAD Print vs. Insight GrabCAD Print and Insight are both specifically tailored for Stratasys 3D printers. The main difference here is that GrabCAD Print was built for Stratasys’ Idea Series and Design Series printers and Insight was built by Stratasys for their Production Series printers. Which one is better? How they look…

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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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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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