Watch 3D Printed Airbox Drive Improved German Race Car Performance

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The team at HTW Motorsport in Germany is taking additive manufacturing to the track with a 3D printed airbox for a Formula-style BRC14 race car. Derived from a student project at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany, HTW Motorsport’s latest success follows an ongoing relationship wi … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]