3D Printing Techniques

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

Assigning Multiple Materials When 3D Printing a Part in GrabCAD Print

GrabCAD Colour Transparency

With many 3D printing technologies on the market, only one reigns supreme when it comes to building parts with multiple materials at one time – Stratasys PolyJet. We find that many people get very excited about multi-material printing (and rightfully so), but they seem to quickly get intimidated by the process (NOT rightfully so). In…

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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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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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Using Insight stabilization features to successfully produce large-scale printed parts

Airflow direction in chamber

At Javelin we are constantly searching for areas where additive manufacturing can supplement or replace current manufacturing solutions for our clients. One of the leading areas in which additive offers an edge over traditional manufacturing is in low volume production of large-scaled parts, this can include Tier 1 automotive panels, large scale aerospace applications and…

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Removing Stratasys PolyJet Support Material

PolyJet Support

After 3D printed models from your Stratasys PolyJet printer have cooled, the support material must be removed. This can be done by different methods, depending on the type of Support material, the size of the model, how delicate it is, the amount and location of the Support material, and other factors. The methods described below…

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Leveraging the strength of 3D Printed Carbon Fiber on the Shop Floor

3D printed carbon fiber tooling

Your goals are clear: high productivity and worker safety, low cost and materials that can withstand the rigors of a manufacturing environment. Traditional manufacturing has its place but it’s not the only path to strong parts. Additive manufacturing (AM) using carbon fiber-filled nylon material 3D prints strong, lightweight parts with a high strength-to weight ratio…

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How to manage dimensional tolerances in 3D printing

managing dimensional tolerances

In this article we are going to discuss some of the most common errors we often see from customers using FDM technology and how to manage dimensional tolerances. 3D printing is a great manufacturing tool that can produce near-net shape geometry without multiple operations. For producing complex geometries which would typically involve multiple setups and…

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How to properly maintain your Stratasys Polyjet print head

Delamination

Properly maintaining a Stratasys polyjet print head, not only increases the life of the print heads, but also keeps you from having down time and keeps your parts looking new. The head cleaning wizard takes less than 20 minutes and can save you hours, if not days as well as materials. How to properly clean…

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Tips on Stratasys 3D Printer Tip Calibration

F series automatic tip calibration crosshairs

At Javelin Technologies, we have trained thousands of customers on how to use their brand-new Stratasys dual extruder 3D printers and the mechanics of tip calibration is always one of the trickiest parts to explain and demonstrate. In this article we are going to talk everything about tip calibration on Stratasys dual extruder printers such…

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