9 08, 2017

Additive Manufacturing Changes How We Think About Design

By | August 9th, 2017|

As 3D printing has become more and more mainstream, the traditional resource and skills barriers for manufacturing are all but vanishing. This trend is changing the very face of design. For the first time, producing complex products is no more difficult, expensive, or time-consuming than making simpler objects. 3D printing a block with holes, notches, [...]

4 08, 2017

Additive Manufacturing Will Change How We Think About Design

By | August 4th, 2017|

As 3D printing has become more and more mainstream, the traditional resource and skills barriers for manufacturing are all but vanishing. This trend is changing the very face of design. For the first time, producing complex products is no more difficult, expensive, or time consuming than making simpler objects. 3D printing a block with holes, [...]

28 07, 2017

3D Printing in Hospitals

By | July 28th, 2017|

A Doctor’s Perspective on the Future of 3D Printing in Hospitals A ground breaking investigative trial called 3D Hearts Enabling a Randomized Trial (3DHEART) recently began enrollment. This initiative is a clinical study to better understand the impact of 3D printed heart models for pre-operative planning for pediatric heart surgery We recently conducted an interview [...]

19 07, 2017

Additive Manufacturing Innovating the Future of Aviation

By | July 19th, 2017|

As the adoption of additive manufacturing processes continues to take hold in aviation, with leaders like Airbus incorporating hundreds of printed parts on their new generation aircraft, and Boeing production lines, we’re starting to recognize a next level of maturity in how regulations are being implemented to accommodate for these changes. Airline carriers are beginning [...]

5 07, 2017

3D Printed Aircraft Interior Innovations

By | July 5th, 2017|

Think about the last time you took a commercial flight. What are some of the distinct things you remember about the aircraft cabin? If you could, how would you change some of the design elements using 3D printing technologies? The Paris Airshow recently took place and Stratasys was there to exhibit some of the new [...]

23 06, 2017

Infinite Build 3D Printer

By | June 23rd, 2017|

There’s a revolutionary new technology in 3D printing called the Stratasys Infinite Build. 3D printing has provided a means to produce highly accurate parts in a variety of build sizes. With production machines like the Fortus 900 and Objet 1000, industry leaders in both aerospace and automotive have been able to experiment with increasingly larger [...]

12 05, 2017

Simplify Sacrificial Tooling with 3D Printing

By | May 12th, 2017|

The Problem: Complex composite parts with hollow interiors are difficult to manufacture. Complex composite structures, with hollow interiors, present unique manufacturing challenges where internal tooling, generally referred to as a cores or mandrel, is required to define the hollow internal features. Any part configuration that traps the mandrel inside the composite part, requires sacrificial tooling* [...]

10 05, 2017

Nylon 12CF – New 3D Printing Material

By | May 10th, 2017|

There is a new game-changing thermoplastic material for the Stratasys FDM family called Nylon 12CF. The CF is an abbreviation for carbon filled. In this material, chopped carbon fibers are added to a proven FDM Nylon 12 polymer blend resulting in one of the strongest thermoplastics in the FDM material portfolio. Commercial production of carbon [...]