Oak Ridge Nat'l Labs to help develop FDM 3D printing for production

Earlier today Stratasys announced a joint initiative with the DOE (Department of Energy) Oak RidgeNational Laboratory to help develop the FDM 3D Printing process for production use and make it a more mainstream manufacturing process. This is great news for Stratasys because it means it has the … [Read more...]

3D Printing Question of the Week: What's your cutting-edge application?

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) customers are always coming up with bright ways to use our systems. They often get help from Stratasys application engineers, but sometimes they work out a new way to use additive manufacturing through trial and error.  Whether you're in the experimental stage or ha … [Read more...]

Rapid Prototyping in Architecture - Virtual to Physical

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Our latest architecture blog entry. By Piet Meijs, 3D Printing Expert at Rietveld Architects. In earlier posts, I talked about the bigger picture of implementing Rapid Prototyping into the practice of Architecture. But I haven't really talked about the actual process of going from a design to a p … [Read more...]

Objet30 Pro Desktop 3D Printer Launches in Japan!

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  It takes a lot for a western high technology manufacturer to break into the Japanese market. It's therefore big news for Objet to launch the latest Objet30 Pro desktop 3D printer at this year's DMS show in Tokyo. And judging by the crowds of people around the Objet and Altech stands - it ap … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Switch to Multi-Material 3D Printing

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In yesterday's blog post we mentioned that Objet is now the first 3D printing technology in the world to offer a choice of over 100 different 3D printing materials. These range from rigid to rubber-like textures, opaque to transparent shades, and standard to engineering-grade ABS toughness. Along … [Read more...]

3D Printing Question of the Week: How do you eek more hours out of your day?

Today is the summer solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere, with year's peak amount of daylight hours. It really does make the day seem longer. But the only real way to get more out of a day, at least where work is concerned, is to be more productive. Leptron, which completed a would-be 14-month … [Read more...]

3D Printing NOW with 107 Materials!

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Objet 3D printed classic car in ABS-like Digital Material, transparent shades, opaque shades and rubber-like tires and soft-top   Objet’s slogan is ‘The Power to Create’. Well today creation just got more powerful as the company introduced an expanded range of resin materials. In fact, … [Read more...]

FDM Technology: The Personal 3D Printing Assistant You've Been Waiting For

No doubt FDM Technology has come a long way from the get-go. I was 6 when Scott Crump invented FDM, but I’ve heard stories of technicians having to stop the machine and install support structures manually. I can’t even fathom doing that today since we are spoiled with support structures automaticall … [Read more...]

Check Out Our New Education Blog!

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I'm proud to announce our brand new Education Blog on this site. Simply flip the 'education' tab at the top of this page and you will see our first dedicated education blog post. This blog is designed to show how educators, students and researchers are using Objet's 3D printing technology to advance … [Read more...]

3D Printing Material Distributions

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If you’ve ever opened up a three-dimensional modeling application (such as Rhino, 3D Max, Maya, SolidWorks, or Sketchup), chances are you’ve had some experience with ‘Boundary Representations’ (or Breps for short).  Whether you knew their technical name or not, almost all Computer Aided Design tools … [Read more...]