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Optimize 3D Printing from SOLIDWORKS with Print3D

Optimize 3D Printing

Optimizing part designs for 3D printing production relies heavily on using the right tools. SOLIDWORKS has taken the initiative to create a 3D design software environment that is intuitive and aids manufacturers in designing 3D printed parts. You can avoid additive manufacturing problems by leveraging SOLIDWORKS 3D design software tools, such as the Print3D feature,…

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How to Prevent 3D Print Warping with GrabCAD Print

3D Print Warping Example

To help prevent 3D Print Warping the GrabCAD Print software now includes anchor columns. Let’s take a look at how this new feature works: 3D Printed Part Curling or Warping Most of the 3D Printing process issues such as part curling, or warping, have been addressed with hardware features such as heated build chambers and…

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When NOT to Use 3D Printing for End-Use Parts – Part 3

3D Printed Forming Tool and Model

This segment picks up where we left off in this video series discussing how not all manufacturing processes are ideal candidates to be replaced directly with 3D printing. We want to demonstrate that the 3D printing process can still have a significant role in bringing those products to market. In the previous videos, I designed…

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When NOT to Use 3D Printing for End-Use Parts – Part 2

Thermoforming with the 3D Printed Model

Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is one of the newest and most versatile manufacturing processes on the planet. It’s possible to 3D print thousands of different models, parts, or basically anything you want with an ever-growing number of different materials. However, as we demonstrate in this ongoing series, there are some scenarios where this…

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When NOT to Use 3D Printing for End-Use Parts – Part 1

Remote Controlled Example Model

There are times when 3D printing end-use parts does not offer economic or performance gains! There, I said it. While this may seem controversial to say for a company that is in the 3D printing business, TriMech is founded on the principle of candor and speaking honestly with our clients. We like to tell it…

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Expanding Capabilities at TriMech with the Stratasys Origin One

Stratasys Origin One Model

It looks like we’re on Santa’s “Nice” list this year because we lucked out and got something truly special just in time for the Holidays! The TriMech Advanced Manufacturing Services Team in Rocky Hill, CT., has been eagerly awaiting the brand new Stratasys Origin One 3D printer for quite some time, and the wait is…

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Three Ways to Add Screw Threads to a 3D Printed Part

Heat set insert of thread

The idea for this tip came to me as I was working on my remote-control (RC) Ornithopter design. The goal is to securely fasten the flap mechanism for flight and at the same time, a way for me to disassemble when needed. There are a few methods I can use to add threads to a…

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Stereolithography as a Service

Stereolithography Part

Here at Javelin, we often talk about Stratasys FDM and PolyJet 3D printing technologies; however, there is a much longer list of 3D printing and prototyping capabilities in our offering – including fused nylon powders, urethane casting, metal powder-bed fusion and UV cured VAT processes. In this article we will focus on Stereolithography 3D printing…

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Biocompatible 3D Printing with P3 Technology

Origin One medical part

When it comes to additive manufacturing, much like other methods of manufacturing, users want strength, fine details, and for production to be as fast as possible. To meet this need, Stratasys has introduced a new platform, the Origin One, which utilizes Programmable PhotoPolymerization (P3) 3D printing technology. And where the Origin One can produce strong, good-looking…

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