3D Printing Question of the Week: Favorite finishing technique?

Around the Stratasys office, we often let FDM parts keep their natural 3D-printed beauty. But our engineers also experiment with various ways to smooth, seal or aesthetically alter surfaces depending on the application. (Our resource site provides guidelines for several finishing techniques.) What … [Read more...]

Eiffel Tower Gets 3D Printed!

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My French colleague is very thrilled to finally get her very own 3D printed Eiffel Tower model for her desk. She's only waited about 4 years for it! So here it is - the Objet Eiffel Tower in all its glory - printed in Objet VeroClear transparent material on the Objet Eden or Objet Connex 3D printers[Read more...]

Discovery Channel Praises 3D-Printed Robot

Two years ago, we … [Read more...]

"Bones" to Feature uPrint SE 3D Printer

Don’t miss the uPrint SE 3D Printer in a cameo role on the spring premier of Fox TV’s "Bones." Airing at 8 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central) next Monday, April 2, the show follows a forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance Brennan, as she uses her highly developed intelligence (and a few high-tech tools) … [Read more...]

3D Printed Wrench Captures People's Imagination

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The 3D Printed Giant Wrench story we put up in July has now hit 100,000 views on YouTube - not bad for a modest blog video! There could be a number of reasons why the wrench story has captured people's imagination: Maybe its because the common adjustable wrench is such a recognizable functional t … [Read more...]

RedEye On Demand Earns AS9100C Certification

RedEye On Demand, Stratasys’ digital manufacturing service business, has received AS9100C certification. Achieving this standard in the aerospace industry recognizes that RedEye meets the quality management standards required to provide 3D-printed production parts for aerospace manufacturers, follow … [Read more...]

Excerpt 4: Motor Trends: Additive manufacturing drives production of race-ready cars

Few industries are as competitive as motor sports, where each week performance is measured against the competition to the hundredths-of-a-second. In this environment, tiny improvements can make the difference between winner and also-ran. The design-for-manufacturing requirements of traditional produ … [Read more...]

Excerpt 3: Motor Trends: Additive manufacturing drives production of race-ready cars

Even the largest race teams produce limited runs of cars during racing season. These low production volumes tend to drive up the cost of production, especially when tooling is required. The use of additive manufacturing (3D printing) to make parts for race cars provides the important advantage of be … [Read more...]

Excerpt 2: Motor Trends: Additive manufacturing drives production of race-ready cars

Auto race teams face the tightest product development schedules of any business. During race season, teams often have just a few days to fix a problem identified in the previous race. They need to create a new design, 3D print a prototype, validate its performance, fabricate a part, and install in o … [Read more...]

Excerpt 1: Motor Trends: Additive manufacturing drives production of race-ready cars

Additive manufacturing has been used for two decades in motor sports to make concept models and functional prototypes. Today a number of top racing teams have gone to the next level by using 3D printed parts the race track. The practice has been developing for several years but only recently become … [Read more...]