FDM

The Potential of FDM Technology

Stratasys FDM 3D Printer

3D printing has been around for decades, and like all technologies, it has changed a lot! It also can have different meanings depending on who you are speaking to. For example, someone that has been in the industry for the last 15 to 20 years…

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3D Printing with Food Safe Stratasys Materials

Toast press created with food safe 3D printing material

The 3D printing market is always on the prowl for high performance materials. Materials that are strong, chemical resistant, heat resistant, bio-compatible, or even food safe. Thanks to Stratasys, the search can come to an end. ULTEM 1010 CG, available on the Fortus 450 and F900, this certified grade thermoplastic boasts…

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Introducing Stratasys F123CR Composite 3D Printers

F123CR Composite 3D Printers

This week Stratasys announced an all-new composite series of 3D printers. These printers include the F190CR and F370CR and are equipped with hardened components to operate with composite materials.   The F123CR series is manufacturing floor ready, for demanding composite thermoplastic applications. They feature new strong, and stiff nylon-based…

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6 Advanced Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D Printing Tips

Drop-in hex nut

Stratasys FDM machines utilize real thermoplastic resins, real strong, tough materials for real applications. Fused Deposition Modeling 3D printing technology is a premier choice for creating complicated parts that need to stand up to repeated use, drilling, tapping and getting banged up. Watch the video…

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Custom automotive manufacturing with Stratasys large format printers

Radford Motors 3D printed dashboard

Radford Motors builds exclusive luxury automobiles, focusing on high craftsmanship, limited-run production, customization and performance. The company traces its lineage back to the original Radford Motors, a British coachbuilder established in 1948 that built custom bodies for automakers such as Bentley, Aston Martin and Austin…

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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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