3D Printing Enables China’s Qingdao Haier Mold to Cut Prototyping Time for Home Appliances by up to 69%

End-use versus 3D printed component, produced with durable ABS-M30 material on the Fortus 900mc from Stratasys

With a population of over 1.3 billion, the homegrown consumer market in China is one of the largest in the world. Increasing purchasing power within China during past two decades has created a huge market for consumer products. Qingdao Haier Mold Co. is keeping its competitive edge by using 3D print … [Read more...]

Illuminating Product Design with Low Cost 3D Printed LED Light Pipes

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This guest post was written by Marcus Weddle of CADDEDGE. If you’re a design engineer, you’re probably familiar with LED light pipes. For the rest of us, even if you don’t know the term, these little parts are so common that you’re likely within reach of one right now. Let’s briefly look at what … [Read more...]

See How HASCO 3D Prints Quick-Change Injection Molds to Set New Price/Performance Benchmark

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Stratasys 3D printing is an agile solution for designing, testing and manufacturing injection molds.  3D printed injection molds are fairly low cost, quick turnaround method of testing mold designs and injected materials prior to mass production. And here’s a major new innovation that’s further faci … [Read more...]

Fender Rocks Amp Design, Slashes Time to Market By More than 50% with Stratasys 3D Printed Prototypes

Fender used 3D printing to produce small parts like knobs on the G-DEC® amplifier, which accelerated the time to market by up to 12 months.

Over the last 69 years, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has established its position as the premier brand of guitars, amplifiers, PA sound equipment and foot pedals used by today’s leading performers and music enthusiasts. The American manufacturer has improved its time to market by 30-40% th … [Read more...]

Exploring a New World of 3D Printed Product Realism with Flexible Color Digital Materials


Today we’re excited to unveil Stratasys’ extended range of flexible and rigid material options for the Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer. With these new color palettes, Stratasys is continuing to expand your ability to improve the look, feel and functionality of your 3D printed parts. … [Read more...]

Stratasys 3D Printers Help Light Up the Developing World


The idea of leveraging renewable energy sources to bring electricity to the developing world is a potential solution to a serious global problem. Companies are using 3D printing to shape and test innovative concepts and designs that can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. … [Read more...]

3D Printed Injection Molds Demo at EuroMold 2013


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...]

3D Printing Workshop Comes to California – Courtesy of Fathom!


A short while ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Fathom, a remarkable product development house and Stratasys reseller based in Oakland California.  Its state-of-the-art studio and workshop are situated right on the San Francisco Bay, just meters from the water in the very trendy Jack London Square … [Read more...]

Entire City 3D Printed! 157-foot Replica of Stockholm Captures Everything But the Nobel Prize


Martin Jonsson is the CEO and Founder of Mitekgruppen, a model-making company located in the center of Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1986, they have been making models and miniatures for architects, photographers, production companies, advertising agencies, filmmakers and similar clients.  Together with … [Read more...]

3D Printing Advances Design Education At SCAD


SCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design, prides itself on being “The University for Creative Careers.” It seems to be living up to that mission, as it is ranked as one of the best in the United States by DesignIntelligence. The goal of the university is to produce productive, high-quality desig … [Read more...]