3D Printing Techniques

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

How to quiet down the Objet waterjet pressure unit

This is just a quick tip on how to reduce the noise coming from the pressure unit for the smaller Objet Waterjet.  The water pressure used to clean the support material from the printed parts is generated by a pressure washer type unit.  This device is quite loud so I decided to try to find…

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Capturing 3D data for 3D printing

I have written several blogs about printing parts from 3D CAD models, but I still have not talked about capturing 3D data from the real world in order to reproduce it with a 3D printer.

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What to do with empty Objet printer cartridges and the waste container

Some great news from Objet this week!  Objet has just announced that they are now accepting waste resin generated by the Desktop, Eden and Connex printers. Previously we could return only the used resin cartridges to Objet and we had to find our own solution for the waste. Here is a link to the Objet website…

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I have a 3D printer in house. What is next?

Once you have your 3D printer installed at your facility, you will realize how easy it is to start printing your prototypes. Assuming that you are familiar with modeling 3D parts in a CAD software, the process is very straight forward. The key for printing excellent models is to export a high quality STL file….

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Witness how accurately you can build parts in an Objet 3D printer

It is always interesting to compare a machine specification against its actual performance. We used a digital caliper to measure a reference part built in our Connex 500 3D printer, in order to verify if its overall dimensions were within an acceptable range. We found amazing results: The machine brochure states a typical accuracy of…

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Learn how to Print moving assemblies with 3D Printers

In any assembly that involves mechanical interaction between components, defining the right tolerances according to the model material and the manufacturing process is a key factor for success. Designing a part for rapid prototyping is not an exception. There are two methods of prototyping assemblies with a 3D printer – either print individual components to…

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How to make the right decision when purchasing a 3D printer: Is my budget in line with my needs?

Once you have justified the purchase of a 3D printer and chosen the technology that best fits your requirements, it is now time for budget considerations. With most 3D printing technologies the price range is very wide, and can lead to confusion. To help you make the right decision you should start by identifying the…

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How to Setup an Objet 3D Printer Host Computer

Its time to upgrade the computer you’re using to send your models to your Objet 3D Printer, do you need to call Javelin to set it up?  Although we can come and set it up for you, it’s not too hard to do yourself.  Here are some instructions.  We’ll walk through configuring the network adapter,…

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