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...]

3D Printed Heart Models Helping Doctors Optimize Surgical Plans for Complex Operations

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Objet260 Connex2 3D Printer from Stratasys

A team of doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are exploring new avenues to improve surgical preparations and patient care. The hospital recently partnered with the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) to produce a 3D printed heart model of … [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...]

Intricate Italian Fashion Pieces Designed and Produced in Hours With Stratasys Color Multi-material 3D Printing

3D printed in VeroClear and VeroMagenta simultaneously, and combining rigid and soft materials, the shoes fully utilize the power of Stratasys’ Connex3 triple-jetting technology

Gruppo Meccaniche Luciani, a leading Italian footwear molds manufacturer, has unveiled an exciting six-piece fashion collection created using Stratasys' unique triple-jetting Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Production System. Inspired by naturally occurring curves with a futuristic t … [Read more...]

New White Paper Explains How to Cut Tooling Costs By 3D Printing Your Own Jigs and Fixtures

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Just about every manufacturing facility uses jigs and fixtures in its operation. They can range from range from organizational bins and tool holders for 5S (a workplace organizational methodology) to templates, guides and gauges. And they can be as sophisticated as robotic end-effectors (grippers) o … [Read more...]

Stratasys Recycling Program Good for Our Customers’ Business and the Environment

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Stratasys recently announced its new recycling program, which offers our North American customers the ability to recycle their FDM canisters and PolyJet cartridges free of charge. The program brings significant business benefits to Stratasys customers: Eliminate waste disposal shipping co … [Read more...]

How 3D Printed EOATs are Helping Robotics Get a Grip in Manufacturing

A Robai Cyton robotic arm made with several Stratasys FDM-based 3D printed parts and custom FDM EOAT grippers

Robotics are playing an expanding role in manufacturing, increasing efficiency and accuracy for a wide range of assembly and gripping function. But the robot is only as good as its EOAT, or end-of-arm tooling. End of arm tools are the “hands” of robotic machinery that do the work of grasping, pus … [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...]

Stratasys and Adobe Team Up to Demonstrate Gradient Color 3D Printing for Design and Manufacturing

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Stratasys and Adobe have a shared vision to enable designers and engineers to produce more realistic looking, colorful 3D printed prototypes and models. In this exclusive demonstration of Photoshop CC filmed at the Stratasys booth at EuroMold 2014, Mike Scrutton, Senior Product Development Manag … [Read more...]

3D Printers Decreasing Drone Design and Developments Costs While Catering to Customization

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Specialist company deploys 3D printing for both prototype and customized end-use parts production Unmanned aircraft systems (drones) for civilian commercial applications are one of the most exciting disruptive technologies these days. With more than 200 of its aircraft already in use, Netherl … [Read more...]