3D Printing Applications

Enhanced 3D Printing Portfolio from Javelin

As a result of the Stratasys / Objet merger, Javelin now offers a broader 3D Printing portfolio. The Polyjet line of products is now complemented with FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printing systems from Stratasys. With this enhanced portfolio, Javelin is now able to cover…

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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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Designing for 3D Printing – a Practical Example

In previous posts I wrote about the recommended clearances and tolerances for modeling parts intended to be Printed in 3D with an Objet machine. In order to verify these recommendations I have modeled a wall mount for a small speaker consumer product, consisting of an assembly of two interacting…

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Objet and Stratasys Merger: The union of two 3D Printing leaders

Objet and Stratasys officially announced their merger today, December 3, 2012, resulting in the creation of a $3 billion multi-solution company. Stratasys now carries a broad portfolio of digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping solutions, including FDM, Polyjet, and Drop On Demand technologies. The new company…

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How to make the right decision when purchasing a 3D printer – ROI: Losing money and have not realized it?

The common questions that come to most people’s minds when considering the purchase of a 3D printer are: How much money am I spending in outsourcing prototypes? How many prototypes am I building every month, every year? What is the cost of having an in…

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How to paint 3D printed parts

Paint 3D Printed Part

When you create a part with a 3D printer, you may need a specific colour. Getting it directly from the printer is not always possible, but there is an easy way to obtain it – just paint the 3D printed part. Follow these three easy…

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3D Printing Project: Wall-E (Part I)

So, we have an Objet500 Connex3 3D Printer here at the office, and I got thinking – what could I print that would really demonstrate the capabilities of this incredible machine and push it’s limits. There’s some complex automotive components with moving components that would…

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