Mini 3D Printed Satellites Lowering Manufacturing and Launch Costs

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Recreational space travel may not be on the near horizon, but 3D printing is making space more accessible! Small 3D printed satellites – some only 10cm square – are being launched routinely for industry and research. Phillip Keane’s CubeSat was recently named one of Virgin Media Business’ Three New [Read more...]

Engineer 3D Prints Functional Hand Tools Including 110-Piece Tape Measure

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Mechanical engineer Brian Daniels, who trained as an aerospace engineer, uses measuring devices and tools on a daily basis in his work. So far, he has prototyped a set of calipers and a wind-up tape measure that stretches to over four feet! Created on an Objet Eden 3D Printer, these tools are accura … [Read more...]

Stratasys’ New Endur 3D Printing Material Looks and Functions Like Polypropylene

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This week, Stratasys expanded its portfolio of 3D printing materials with Endur, a new PolyJet 3D printing material. Endur has the chemical characteristics and composition to give models and prototypes a polypropylene-like look and functionality, much like the characteristics of standard plastics. … [Read more...]

3D Printed Injection Molds Demo at EuroMold 2013

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At EuroMold 2013, Stratasys once again demonstrated the value of 3D printed injection molding. Watch the exciting booth demo here in either English or German, hosted by Michael Anton, Senior Pre-Sales and Application Engineer, Stratasys. … [Read more...]

Stratasys Gets Tough with Nylon 12

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A new nylon material with the specs to be the toughest in additive manufacturing is a strong reason to take notice. Stratasys chose EuroMold 2013 to launch FDM Nylon 12 for Fortus 3D Production Systems. Designed to optimize strength and toughness while reducing the residual stresses and warp t … [Read more...]

Hanging Tough with New Versions of Digital ABS Material

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If any of you remember, we introduced the original Digital ABS material way back in 2011. Since then, the Digital ABS material has gone from strength to strength with more and more of our Objet Connex customers swapping over to leverage this material’s excellent fit, form and functional properties. … [Read more...]

Experience Rapid Manufacturing with 3D Printed Injection Molds

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In manufacturing, 3D printing has turned the production of injection molded prototypes into a quick, easy and inexpensive process. Read on and watch how Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing technology helps a team at Budapest University create an injection mold with POM (acetal) for functional testing at d … [Read more...]

Foundry Patternmaking With FDM Technology

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Danko Arlington is a sand casting pattern shop and foundry in Baltimore, Maryland. Danko bought a Fortus 900mc 3D Production System from Stratasys three years ago to assist in constructing new patterns for their foundry. Since then, Danko’s understanding of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technol[Read more...]

Jamming With 3D Printers at the University of Chicago

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No, not the guitar-playing jamming…  In the world of material science, “jamming” is what occurs when the volume available to a bunch of grains in a granular material (such as sand) gets so small that the grains jam into each other, effectively getting stuck. Depending on the shape of the grains, the … [Read more...]

3D Printing Puts the Vroooom in Formula Style Race Car

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Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by SAE International  (previously known as the Society of Automotive Engineers). The competition was started in 1978 and involves student teams from around the world. Each team designs, builds, tests and races a small-scale formula style racing c … [Read more...]