3D Printing

Stratasys and Desktop Metal 3D Printing Information

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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Which Materials should I use to 3D print PPE or Medical Components?

Medical Materials

If you want to use your 3D printer to help in the fight against COVID-19 with the production of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), medical devices, or components for medical equipment, like a ventilator, then you need to pick the right type of material. FDM Materials Ideally you want to use FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) materials…

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Mitigating Supply Chain Risk with End-to-End Automated Additive Manufacturing

in-house additive production

When considering Additive for its speed, flexibility, and efficiency, examine how to extend these benefits through the final step of the process. Mitigating risk within supply chains is a goal that most manufacturers work toward improving incrementally. For this issue to be brought to the top of the priority list, it usually takes a major,…

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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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3D Printing Face Shields for Canadian Medical Teams fighting COVID-19

3D Printed PPE Face Shield

To support the Canadian COVID-19 response, we are leveraging our manufacturing facility and medical industry experience to manufacture Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Face Shields for medical workers, and provide 3D printing services for designers, manufacturers, and healthcare professionals creating medical-grade components for pandemic response initiatives. We have a secure manufacturing facility following sterilization best-practices, with access to…

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Learning 3D printing from home: guide for students and educators

3D printing education

Learn more about 3D printing Explore everything about 3D printing in Education!  Whether you are an educator, researcher or a student, use these resources to learn more about 3D printing: case studies videos latest news white papers For Educators Watch a webinar Watch our 3D printing 101 webinar to learn: What to look for in…

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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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3D Printing with PLA Tips and Tricks

PLA material

A thermoplastic made from renewable resources, PLA helps you produce design concepts quickly and economically in 11 different colour options. Benefit from the speed of fast-draft mode on the Stratasys F123 Series, and keep material expenses down. PLA offers fast printing, good tensile strength and a high stiffness ratio. Plus its low melting point and…

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