Stratasys Blog

Archive - June 2011

Working smarter

The cost of rapid prototyping is offset by a future payoff that can include avoiding an investment in tooling for a less-than-optimal design and highlighting ways in which your design can be improved. This type of...

Insurance policy

Building a 3D prototype is a little like buying an insurance policy. If the prototype shows the design works as expected, you are out the cost of building the 3D model. If the prototype shows the design was flawed, you...

Hoping we get lucky

It’s no secret that when the economy is down, one of the first thoughts on managers’ minds is reducing expenses. Prototyping is often one of the first areas to be considered for cost reductions. After all...

Speedy design? There’s an app for that.

By Ruth Jacques FDM speeds design cycle for cycling appReal-time analysis of performance metrics can be the split-second difference between first and second place for competitive cyclists. Pedal Brain has created...

Measure Twice, Cut Once

The first known mention of the proverb “measure twice, cut once” dates back back to 1591 when John Florio published Second Frutes. He could not have dreamt how relevant his words would still be to companies...

3D printing revs up auto design cycle

While many of us fantasize about that perfect sports car, Swedish supercar creator, Christian von Koenigsegg is busy designing them – with help from true-to-life prototyping with a Dimension 3D printer. More than...

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