3D Printing

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What You Need to Know About Photobleaching

Photobleaching 3D Printed Clear Material

When 3D Printing clear parts you may find an unwanted tint or coloration. In this article learn how to reduce the yellow colouring with Photobleaching. Creating optically clear parts via traditional manufacturing methods is often either cost-prohibitive, geometrically limiting, or outright impossible. Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing has allowed for a new way of thinking about prototyping…

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3D printed spiders using PolyJet technology for Halloween!

PolyJet Halloween Spider

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble! This year for Halloween the TriMech RP Services team is brewing up some cute little flexible spiders to decorate the office and you can join along and print some of your own using our multiple material recipe! You may not have a need for spiders, but you probably can think of some…

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Get to Know the Stratasys Elastico Rubber 3D Printing Material

3D Print Rubber Elastico

In 2021, Stratasys introduced Elastico a new rubber-like flexible 3d printing material to the PolyJet platform in two different colours. Elastico is an elastomeric PolyJet material that has a base shore hardness of A 45 and boasts an impressive elongation at a break of up to 400%. Elastico possesses superior tear resistance of more than…

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Using Additive Manufacturing for Custom Metal Form Tooling

Custom Metal Forming

Using production-grade FDM thermoplastics for 3D printed metal forming tools allows manufacturers to go from a form tool design to production in as little as a week. Many tools can be 3D printed in less than 24 hours with no human intervention! 3D Printed Metal Forming Example Stratasys customer East/West Industries needed to manufacture sheet metal parts…

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Designing for Additive Manufacturing in the Heavy Equipment Industry

In this article learn how 3D printing / additive manufacturing with a Stratasys F770 in the heavy equipment industry addresses common manufacturing challenges and reduces costs compared to traditional manufacturing and CNC machining. While processes like machining, molding and casting have proven to be reliable ways of making things, they also come with inherent drawbacks….

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How to Reduce Production Cost with Additive Manufacturing

Reduce production cost

As a manufacturer, you are always looking for ways to reduce your production costs. The latest solution you may be considering is 3D printing / additive manufacturing. In this white paper learn how 3D printing reduces manufacturing cost with the latest materials and techniques. More manufacturing companies are rapidly adopting 3D printing. Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)…

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3D Printing Use Case: Ford Mustang Quarter Glass Alignment Fixture

Ford Mustang 3D printed alignment fixture

Ford Motor Company, founded by Henry Ford in 1903, is a leading American automobile manufacturer headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan. The Ford Mustang line has been produced since 1964, making it the longest-produced Ford car. Challenge The fixture used to accurately position and install the quarter glass in the Ford Mustang had several problems that needed…

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Meet the Stratasys Neo – Proven Stereolithography 3D Printing Technology

Stratasys Neo Stereolithography 3D Printer

The Neo 3D printer is designed for building 3D models using the stereolithography (SL) technique, a form of 3D printing technology used for creating prototypes, rapid tooling and master patterns in a layer-by-layer fashion. What is stereolithography? Stereolithography, an additive manufacturing process, uses a vat of liquid UV-curable photopolymer resin and a UV laser to…

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Introduction to Stereolithography 3D Printing / Prototyping

Stereolithography printing

Designers, engineers and part providers are increasingly choosing stereolithography (SL) printing technology for prototyping applications because of its ability to print complex designs with a high degree of accuracy, fine resolution and smooth part sidewalls. Parts produced using SL technology require little or no post-processing, resulting in cost savings and faster time to market, compared with traditional…

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