3D Printed Hockey Stick a Hit with “Miracle on Ice” Goalie Jim Craig

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The 2014 Winter Olympics may be over but the memory of the 1980 Miracle on Ice lingers on. Stratasys recently had the pleasure of hosting guest speaker Jim Craig at an event in Lake Tahoe, California. Craig said he sees the future of 3D printing and the impact Stratasys is having on the way thing … [Read more...]

Creating Cool New Applications with 3D Printing Support Material: Sensational Soluble Cores

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FDM soluble support material holds much more value than just support. In fact, some of our customers purchase FDM-based machines in part to use the soluble support itself.  On the Fortus 3D Production Systems, the model material can be changed to support material, leading to a host of new and unique … [Read more...]

Exclusive Interview with the Big Wheel in 3D Printed Automotive Manufacturing

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As car manufacturers continue to discover the benefits of 3D printing for augmented manufacturing (assembly tools - jigs and fixtures) and alternative manufacturing (final end use parts), it seems like a good time to get some updates on a true 3D printed automotive phenomenon – the URBEE. We … [Read more...]

The Race is On for Lighter, Stronger, Faster 3D Printed Car Parts

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A childhood pastime was given an adult twist in Bogota, Colombia, as Formula Sena presented an event for university students to construct and race cars. Teams of students, working for a period of almost two years, used engineering and technical smarts to build both gas and electric powered cars.  Th … [Read more...]

Stratasys Hits the Slopes with 3D Printed Skis

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Not all the winter sports records are being set in Sochi. Here’s one fresh from Lake Tahoe! Stratasys co-founder, chairman and chief innovation officer Scott Crump recently braved the slopes to test a pair of what are believed to be the first fully functional 3D printed skis (watch the clip at th[Read more...]

Stratasys 3D Printers Help Light Up the Developing World

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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 Printing Innovator Drives Custom Trike to Land Speed Record

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Brian Klock, Founder and President of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles, set a new World Land Speed Record while driving a unique trike on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah.  Klock is well known for his innovative vehicle parts and motorcycle designs. The unique three-wheeler was based on a … [Read more...]

Medical Researchers Use Stratasys 3D Printers to Develop Low Cost, Highly Accurate Surgical Tools

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Advanced medical training requires particular tools for specialized procedures. Sometimes this training carries risks to the patients and doctors alike. At the University of Minnesota Medical School, the urology department is taking advantage of 3D printing to create models of both the surgical fiel … [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...]

Rapid Prototyping That Really Gets Under Your Skin

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Think of all the trials and tribulations of being a digital projector.  Your body must deal with high temperatures, sensitive glass lenses, complicated electronics…and everything must work perfectly together again and again. That’s where Hyphen comes in. Hyphen is the full-service, rapid prototyp … [Read more...]