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McGill’s RoboSub Torpedoes Design Boundaries with 3D Printing

McGill Robotics will take part in the 17th Annual International RoboSub Competition, July 28 - August 3, 2014 Bringing together over 100 students from more than a dozen university disciplines, the McGill Robotics team is fired up for their nex … [Read More...]

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Do You Know Where Your Robot Is? Check 3D Printing!

What could be better than a mechanical device taking on repetitive, mundane tasks for us humans?  2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL 9000 aside, robotics is clearly a positive force in today’s society, improving everything from manufacturing (particularly s … [Read More...]

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14-Foot Creature Roaring Into Comic-Con with Stratasys 3D Printing

What do you get when you combine the design genius of the Stan Winston School of Character Arts,  the creative mastery of Legacy Effects and Stratasys 3D printing? The answer of course is Bodock – the 14-foot walking-talking giant creature that just … [Read More...]

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Stratasys 3D Printing Gives Architects Finer Details and More Display Options for 2017 San Francisco Skyline

Steelblue and Autodesk recently introduced the largest ever 3D printed model of the San Francisco skyline, 3D printed on two Objet500 Connex Multi-material 3D Printers by Stratasys. Projecting the planned skyline in 2017 … [Read More...]

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You Can Mass Finish FDM Parts

For additive manufacturing applications where surface finish is important but volumes are too high for hand-finishing, I've long suspected that mass finishing would work. This time-tested method of polishing parts by the batch is traditionally used on metal components, so I set to work experimenting … [Read More...]

Straight Talk on the Accuracy of Fortus 3D Production Systems

While making CAD designs, do you ever wonder how faithfully they'll be rendered on a 3D printer? Have you asked yourself how dimensionally accurate the 3D printed part would turn out? You might be surprised at how far rapid prototyping has come in terms of accuracy. Whenever we design a part, we … [Read More...]

Design With FDM Technology in Mind

All design requires consideration of the manufacturing method, even for digital manufacturing. Some key considerations when Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology is your method of choice are: Conserving support material Ensuring feature strength Reducing build time This is easy if yo … [Read More...]