Michael Block

Straight Talk on the Accuracy of Fortus 3D Production Systems

While making CAD designs, do you ever wonder how faithfully they’ll be rendered on a 3D printer? Have you asked yourself how dimensionally accurate the 3D printed part would turn out? You might be surprised at how far rapid prototyping has come in terms…

The Importance of Tip Flicker and Brush Height in FDM Machines

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology users sometimes find material buildup on tips or embedded material in the part. This never causes frustration (cough, sarcasm). When we are asked for solutions, the first thing we look at is the brush and flicker heig…

3D Printing Annihilates Barriers

Day in and day out, 3D Printing is taking product development into the future. Machine offerings are getting better by the year, magnifying the advantage that users enjoy. Real industrial-grade plastics provide the freedom to use 3D-printed parts not only for…

Experiment With STL Resolution for Better 3D Printing

STL files are essential to 3D printing. An STL file is what you can export from your CAD software to proceed with the 3D printing process. Most or all 3D printers read the surface of the STL file to produce its geometries. Whatever your computer and CAD softwa…