Stratasys Custom Materials Development Enables ESD-Safe 3D Printed Aerospace Parts

This avionics box, 3D printed with Stratasys ESD PEKK material, can dissipate electrical charge buildup without relying on post-processing steps to prepare the production part.

Custom Materials Development Enables Printed Parts for Aerospace that are Electrostatic Discharge Safe. ESD PEKK is available on demand from Stratasys Advanced Materials. By Scott Sevcik, Director, Aerospace & Defense Business Development, Stratasys Once a satellite is launched, there is no way … [Read more...]

Solar-Powered Smart Scooter Rolls Out 50% Faster with 3D Printing

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Leveraging an intelligent combination of Stratasys PolyJet and FDM 3D printing technologies, a German start-up, Floatility GmbH, has developed a lightweight, solar-powered, electric scooter. Known as the “e-floater,” this rentable scooter has an electric motor and is a stabilized by three wheels. It … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

World’s First Jet-Powered, 3D Printed UAV Tops 150 MPH with Lightweight Stratasys Materials

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Aurora Flight Sciences, a Virginia-based manufacturer specializing in advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems, is pushing the envelope of UAV design by teaming up with Stratasys to create the world’s first jet-powered, 3D printed aircraft. Using 80% 3D printed parts, the UAV is compose … [Read more...]

3D Printed Camera Case Enables Balloon Ride to Stratosphere

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video of the Grand Canyon taken from 98,664 feet in the Earth’s stratosphere tells an entire story. A group of students from Stanford University launched a weather balloon device to capture images of the Earth’s surface at high altitudes. The project w … [Read more...]

3D Printed Spoon Gives Visually Impaired Child New Handle on Independence

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When 4 year old Anthony of Shelbyville, Kentucky lost his vision after an operation to remove a brain tumor, Wayne Whitworth, a family friend and former United States marine, offered a solution to help the little boy regain his independence. Whitworth turned to 3D printing to develop a customized sp … [Read more...]

3D Printing Helps Hexacopter Drone Soar Over Design Challenges

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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) has become a beacon of innovation for its adoption of additive manufacturing.  After successfully launching a 3D printing course last fall, based on the free Stratasys curriculum “Make Something That Moves Something,” WIT created a rapid prototyping course int … [Read more...]

Making a Cooler Way Cooler (and 75% Faster) with Stratasys 3D Printing

The Nipi Smart Cooler, prototyped using Stratasys’ FDM and PolyJet 3D printing solutions, features solar-powered cooling, a charging station, lighting and more!

Want to hang on to relaxed, summery vibes? A start-up in the UK, Nipi Smart Cooler, created a unique “smart” cooler to elevate picnics, camping and tailgating to a whole new level! Using Stratasys’ 3D printing solutions throughout the product development process allowed Nipi Smart Cooler to create a … [Read more...]

Stratasys’ 3D Printing of Prosthetic Devices Spurs Innovation for Veterans at VA Make-a-thon

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The VA Innovation Creation Series: Prosthetic and Assistive Technologies Challenge welcomed 125 designers, engineers, students, teachers and veterans to the make-a-thon event held in Richmond, Virginia, last week. Fourteen Stratasys FDM-based 3D printers, ranging from MakerBots to the Fortus 450mc,[Read more...]

Stratasys 3D Printed Prosthetic Arm Helps Annika Meet New Challenges… and Winter the Dolphin!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guFBbs-gn74 Annika Emmert was born with amniotic banding, resulting in a shorter right arm and a hand that did not form properly.  Her arm was shaped at a 45 degree angle, requiring surgery to straighten it before her first birthday in order to prepare the limb … [Read more...]