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Stratasys FDM 3D Printer Maintenance Tips and Tricks

FDM 3D Printer Maintenance and Calibration

Keeping a properly maintained and efficient running Stratasys FDM (fused deposition modeling) 3D Printer takes time and a dedicated schedule so that your printer continues to reliably print parts as it did on day one. In the long run, a properly maintained printer is simply…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Daikin Applied uses FDM 3D printing to produce HVAC panel spacers

Injection mold alternative 3D printed HVAC panel spacers

Established in 1924, Daikin Applied is a world-leading provider of air conditioning and heating systems for residential, commercial and industrial properties. With over 100 production facilities worldwide, Daikin employs leading technologies like additive manufacturing to create solutions that improve air comfort and quality. Challenge Spacers…

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Ryerson Formula Racing team uses carbon fiber 3D printing to create strong, durable parts for their racecar

RFR heel cups 3d printed in carbon fiber

Ryerson Formula Racing (RFR) is a team of students from different programs who collaborate to design, build, and race a formula-style open-wheeled race car. The team participates in multiple race events including the most anticipated annual Formula SAE Michigan international competition. The RFR team approached…

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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…

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New carbon fiber material adds shop floor capabilities to the F-Series printers

Gripper design using ABS-CF10 material

Stratasys introduced ABS-CF carbon fiber material to the F-series family of printers elevating the already stellar capabilities of the F123 Series to another level; blurring lines between the office and the shop floor. Users can enjoy the speed, quietness, and ease of use of the…

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