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...]

FDM can help cut manufacturing costs

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology is helping manufacturers get complex products to market more quickly and at less expense than more traditional manufacturing processes. Following are just a few examples of the advantages offered:Repeatability. Fused Deposition Modeling uses thermoplastic m … [Read more...]

U of M Formula SAE teams up with RedEye

The University of Minnesota Formula SAE Team found that FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) is a powerful tool and teamed with RedEye's rapid prototyping capibilities to help fine-tune their designs and build their low-volume custom parts.In total, three complete intake assemblies were built out of FDM … [Read more...]

I need suction - Digital Manufacturing of Vacuum Forming Tools

Vacuum forming tools are a perfect application for Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology. FDM has the unique capability of creating sparse fills that allow for a vacuum to be pulled through the part. Because of this built in porosity, the benefit for vacuum forming is that it eliminates the nee … [Read more...]

"Objectified" My first movie review: Documentary about our relationship with design.

A coworker told me about this interesting documentary about design, called Objectified. The main reason it tweaked my interest was he said that they showed our Stratasys' Dimension 3D printers building some rapid prototypes for a few seconds. So I made this my very first iTunes rental to watch on my … [Read more...]

All Abuzz - 3D Printing Meets Green Automotive Technology

Stratasys partnered with Kor Ecologic on Urbee: The first car ever to have an entire exterior 3D printed. The hybrid electric/liquid fuel car gets 200 mpg @ 70 mph on the highway.Other hybrids on the road were developed by applying green standards to traditional vehicle formats. Urbee was designed w … [Read more...]

Be a Hero ... End-use Parts; When Does it Make Sense?

The following events, although fictional, are very real problems in companies with low volume product needs.Design Engineer (DE): " I just spoke with our tooling vendor and they are quoting us $15,000 just for the tool and the lead time is 4 weeks."Engineering Manager (EM): Gets out his calculator. … [Read more...]

Throw that design for manufacturing guide out the window!

One of the key benefits of direct digital manufacturing is true "Freedom of Design."While doing some research on the web regarding Design for Manufacturing (DFM) for plastic parts, I came across this book that had a part design checklist with all the things to consider when designing for plastic inj … [Read more...]

5 characteristics of the perfect Direct Digital Manufacturing opportunity

Using direct digital manufacturing (DDM) as an alternative to traditional manufacturing is so new that it takes a bit of finesse to explain what it is and where it fits best in terms of production of end-use parts.The five primary characteristics of a good DDM opportunity are as follows:1. Complexit … [Read more...]

What do you do exactly? - The terminology saga continues

One of the things I enjoy most about working in this industry is when family, friends, acquaintances ask the loaded question, "What do you do?". My answer has evolved throughout the years as I've tried to figure out the best term to use with a layman. Words like additive fabrication or even rapid pr … [Read more...]