3D Printing Enables More Precise Surgical Implants for Orbital Eye Operations

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“Orbit” is the term surgeons use for the eye socket.  The most common types of orbital fracture are orbital floor (blow-out) fracture due to sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents or hits from direct blunt objects. Any orbital-related surgery involving implants is complex and lengthy, since eac … [Read more...]

3D Printed Thermoplastics versus Metal: Why Volvo Trucks Chose Additive Manufacturing for 30 Engine Assembly Tools

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You have to be tough and efficient to be a Volvo Truck engine.  These ultra-reliable paradigms of automotive innovation are built for the long haul with maximum productivity.  The manufacturing and assembly tools used to build them also have to be tough and efficient.  Which is why Volvo Trucks is n … [Read more...]

Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace: FAA-Approved Air Duct for ‘Flying Eye Hospital’ Produced in Just Days

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Orbis, an organization dedicated to providing ophthalmic training to communities around the world, utilizes airborne training facilities they have named Flying Eye Hospitals. Orbis’s goal is to eliminate unnecessary blindness, which afflicts 39 million globally and is preventable with proper medical … [Read more...]

Stratasys 3D Printing Keeps NASA Satellite On Time and On Budget – FDM Strong Enough for Space

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We’re pleased to announce a new frontier in aerospace 3D printing. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has partnered with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to 3D print 30 antenna array supports for the FORMOSAT-7 Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (COSMIC-2) sate … [Read more...]

Stronger, More Colorful Prototypes, Production Parts with New 3D Printing Materials

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Color ASA Thermoplastics allow you to bypass further painting or finishing steps, saving time and money Endur Digital Materials are ideal for challenging geometries and repetitive testing – produce durable prototypes with thin walls, living hinges, snap-fits and moving or assembled parts Stratasys … [Read more...]

A Strong Case for 3D Printing: R&D Technologies Helps an Active Child with Diabetes Stay Active

The 3D printed device, seen above in orange, was printed with FDM technology on the Fortus 250mc in ABSplus material.

Katherine Tokarski’s 10 year-old son was born with Type 1 Diabetes, a disease which requires extensive glucose monitoring. The Tokarski family carefully tracks their son’s levels with the help of a device called the Dexcom G4. This glucose monitoring system communicates with computers and mobile dev … [Read more...]

Stratasys 3D Printing Allows Normal to Design, 3D Print and Deliver Customized Earphones in 2 Days!

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At best, earbuds don’t fit perfectly. At worst, they’re painful and have awful sound quality. The “one size fits all” approach leaves a lot to be desired. While smartphones are innovating at a remarkable pace, their accompanying earphones aren’t keeping up. But Nikki Kaufman is here to change all … [Read more...]

Unilever Accelerates Consumer Product Prototyping By 40% with 3D Printed Injection Molds

With Stratasys 3D Printing, Unilever is able to produce prototype parts in the final material for testing, 40% faster than before

The Italian division of international consumer goods giant, Unilever, has cut lead times for prototype parts by 40% since introducing Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology into its manufacturing process. Utilizing 3D printed injection molding tools, the company is now able to produce prot … [Read more...]

Stratasys Announces Winners of Its 2014 Southern Asia & Pacific '3D Print Your Design for FREE' Competition

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We are pleased to announce the winners of Stratasys’ first “3D Print Your Design for FREE” competition held in the Southern Asia and Pacific (SA&P) region. The competition was held from September to November 2014. Participants from all industries and businesses in the SA&P region were invited to … [Read more...]

3D Printed Soluble Cores Keep Porsche Purring!

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Champion Motorsport has built its reputation on impressive victories in auto racing.  That same winning technology is now available in a line of aftermarket performance products for Porsche cars, including turbo inlet ducts for the Porsche 997 aka Porsche 911. Though traditional manufacturing would … [Read more...]