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5 05, 2017

3D Printing to Treat Complex Structural Heart Disease

By | 2017-05-05T08:30:11+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Stratasys|0 Comments

3D printing is a powerful technology with the potential to significantly change the practice of medicine. In the field of structural heart disease, this rapidly evolving technology can make a powerful impact. Limitations of two-dimensional imaging and added benefits of 3D printing Current conventional cardiac imaging modalities such as echocardiography (EKG), cardiac computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) primarily utilize two-dimensional (2D) methods that require significant expertise and experience to interpret. In the field of pediatric or congenital cardiology, complex structural heart disease requires precise anatomical delineation before intervention. Consider a heart no larger than a walnut with multiple levels of abnormal connections. Using standard methods of visualization, whether by echo, CT or MRI, the interpreter essentially “reconstructs” a three-dimensional (3D) image from multiple slices or sweeps through this complex heart. By and large, this method works well for the structurally normal heart or for “simple” lesions (1); however, the challenges of interpretation and potential for errors are compounded for heart lesions of moderate or great complexity (1). Three-dimensional methods of visualization such as 3D echo, volume or surface rendering give the added perception of depth, but they are fundamentally limited by 2D displays on which they are [...]

3 05, 2017

Introducing FDM Nylon 6 – New 3D Printing Material

By | 2017-05-03T09:22:53+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Stratasys|0 Comments

There is a new FDM material from Stratasys called Nylon 6. The Nylon family of polymers is one of the most widely used thermoplastics in manufacturing. Nylon 66 was created in 1935 by DuPont as a synthetic substitute for silk. This synthetic plastic could be stretched into a fiber that increased in strength as it was stretched. Notable uses were toothbrush bristles, women's stockings and parachutes for the U.S. military during WWII. Shortly afterward; engineering resins based on nylon 6, 66 and copolymers were developed. These thermoplastics provided a powerful combination of properties, including: Today Engineering-Grade Nylon resins are used in a broad range of applications that require high tensile strength and durability. Industries encompass; automotive, aerospace, industrial machinery, consumer, and recreational goods. Easy modification makes them practical for this diverse assortment of uses. Specially formulated for FDM printing, Nylon 6 delivers the best combination of strength and toughness among all Stratasys FDM materials. It combines the strength of ULTEM 9085 with the toughness of Nylon 12. With Nylon 6 engineers now have an ideal 3D Printing material to create low volume end-use parts requiring high tensile strength and durability or to produce prototypes that look and respond like the [...]

28 04, 2017

Leveraging Color with 3D Printing

By | 2017-04-28T09:37:56+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Events|0 Comments

Mark your calendar for May 3rd at 11:00 am. We will be presenting a short 30-minute webinar that will explain how to leverage color with 3D printing. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the current capabilities of color 3D printing and we'll cover a brief history of color in additive design. We will also discuss the pros and cons of various color processes. You'll learn how color and textures can enhance the realism of parts in a variety of applications, including late stage prototyping and medical models. Whether you’re already taking advantage of 3D printing or you’re just curious about it, this is a great opportunity to learn more about this exciting technology. Click the button below to register. [button link="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1660997413926936067" color="default" size="" stretch="" type="" shape="" target="_self" title="" gradient_colors="|" gradient_hover_colors="|" accent_color="" accent_hover_color="" bevel_color="" border_width="1px" icon="" icon_divider="yes" icon_position="left" modal="" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset="" alignment="left" class="" id=""]Register Here[/button]

21 04, 2017

Stratasys F370 3D Printer Used to Create Drone Prototypes

By | 2017-04-21T08:55:37+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Stratasys|0 Comments

Designers at Hong Kong-based toy manufacturer Toy State International found a way to utilize 3D printing in ways that were beneficial and supportive to their business needs. The recently begun to use the Stratasys F370 3D Printer to create drone prototypes. Prior to using an FDM 3D printer, Toy State would outsource their functional prototyping projects, leading to a much lengthier time-to-market for products developed by the company. But with the F370 incorporated into the design and verification process, the team is now empowered to be more responsive to projects in a collaborative environment. This is evident in their recent project to create a drone that is strong and stable enough to withstand wind in mid-air, while light enough to fly with all the electronic components embedded. Watch the full story below. For more information on our full line of Stratasys 3D printers, please click the button below. [button link="http://cimquest-inc.com/products/stratasys-3d-printing-solutions/" color="default" size="" stretch="" type="" shape="" target="_self" title="" gradient_colors="|" gradient_hover_colors="|" accent_color="" accent_hover_color="" bevel_color="" border_width="1px" icon="" icon_divider="yes" icon_position="left" modal="" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset="" alignment="left" class="" id=""]More Info[/button]  

19 04, 2017

Print 30% Faster with MakerBot MinFill

By | 2017-04-19T08:52:37+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Stratasys|0 Comments

Now you can bring your ideas to life faster for less with this major breakthrough in MakerBot Print. Introducing MakerBot MinFill, a dynamic new Print Mode that is the first of its kind in 3D printing. Short for “Minimum Infill,” MinFill uses an intelligent algorithm to determine the absolute minimum amount of support needed for the inside of any 3D print. Not all prints need to be durable, dense, or heavy. When surface quality and print speed are more important, MinFill is a far more efficient option — especially for prints with a large internal volume. MinFill typically prints 30% faster using 30% less filament. With especially voluminous models, like spheres, MinFill has printed up to 80% faster. For professionals, that means faster early concept modeling, faster form studies, and more iterations in less time.   MinFill’s Benefits at a Glance Professionals can accelerate early concept modeling, form studies, and iterations. Educators can serve more students and classrooms while saving time and money. Based on testing, MinFill typically prints 30% faster using 30% less filament.* The greater the internal volume of your print, the more time and money you save. Compatible with MakerBot Replicator+, Replicator (5th Gen), and the Replicator [...]

13 04, 2017

The Evolution of PolyJet 3D Printing Materials

By | 2017-04-13T08:42:28+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Stratasys|0 Comments

Stratasys has been continually evolving and improving its range of PolyJet 3D printing materials for over 13 years. Today, PolyJet materials cover the widest scope of Rapid Prototyping and Design Verification requirements. No other technology is able to achieve the true product and final part realism that PolyJet technology today enables. The video below illustrates the progression of the 3D printed materials. For more information on our Stratasys line of 3D printers, please click the button below. [button link="http://cimquest-inc.com/products/stratasys-3d-printing-solutions/" color="default" size="" stretch="" type="" shape="" target="_self" title="" gradient_colors="|" gradient_hover_colors="|" accent_color="" accent_hover_color="" bevel_color="" border_width="1px" icon="" icon_divider="yes" icon_position="left" modal="" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset="" alignment="left" class="" id=""]More Info[/button]    

12 04, 2017

AccuSmooth Post Processing

By | 2017-04-12T09:00:41+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg|0 Comments

The AccuSmooth post-processing solution can produce a smooth, polished ¬finish on your 3D printed parts. Through the process, parts are dipped into a vapor tank containing a liquid that is brought to boiling point. The vapor rises and melts away the part surface, eliminating all layer lines. It only takes a few seconds and you’re left with a sharp ¬finished look similar to that of traditional molding technologies. AccuSmooth Benefits include: Easy setup and simple to use Minimal time to process parts Eliminates layer lines, improving aesthetics Increases strength of parts Can use bead blasting after process to further camouflage layer lines Operates with standard 110 power For more information about AccuSmooth or our 3D Printing or Scanning services please email us by clicking the button below. [button link="mailto:sales@cimquest-inc.com" color="default" size="" stretch="" type="" shape="" target="_self" title="" gradient_colors="|" gradient_hover_colors="|" accent_color="" accent_hover_color="" bevel_color="" border_width="1px" icon="fa-envelope-o" icon_divider="yes" icon_position="left" modal="" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset="" alignment="left" class="" id=""]Contact Us[/button]  

9 03, 2017

Stratasys Expands Horizons for Rapid Prototyping

By | 2017-03-09T09:23:10+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Stratasys|0 Comments

Design verification prototype of medical device tubing 3D printed in PolyJet Agilus30 material. Stratasys just launched two new materials for 3D printing and rapid prototyping customers. Agilus30 is a flexible PolyJet material family (available in black and translucent colors), providing enhanced tear resistance and superior rubber-like quality. It’s ideal for product design verification and even some functional performance tests. At the other end of the prototyping spectrum, there is the new FDM Nylon 12CF material. This is the first carbon fiber-filled FDM material, providing a very high tensile strength and unprecedented stiffness-to-weight ratio. This 3D printed composite material is ideal for advanced RP functional performance testing – with the ability to replace metal prototypes or molded carbon-fiber prototypes – as well as being ideal for manufacturing-floor jigs, fixtures, tooling and end-use parts. Functional prototype of an automotive brake pedal and jig assembly 3D printed in FDM Nylon 12CF material. The combination of both new materials significantly expands the range of properties and performance customers can choose from when prototyping, tooling and manufacturing parts and products. The Stratasys 3D printing revolution just took another big step forward today. And there’re only just getting started! Watch the video [...]

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