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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 [...]

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]    

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 [...]

8 03, 2017

Cimquest Expands 3D Printing Services

By | 2017-03-08T09:03:36+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Services, Stratasys|0 Comments

  We recently acquired the next generation Stratasys Fortus 900mc, a robust FDM production 3D printer built for functional prototyping, manufacturing aids, tooling and short-run direct digital manufacturing. This addition has expanded our 3D printing services department by increasing our capacity to print large scale parts and larger volume projects. This means you now have the option to print parts in the newly released Nylon 6 engineering-grade thermoplastic. FDM Nylon 6 offers the best combination of strength and toughness among current Stratasys FDM materials. It enables creation of functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts with high impact and tensile strength. Are you ready to get a quote for your next 3D printing project? It couldn’t be easier. Just email us your CAD file (a solid from SolidWorks, Solidedge, Inventor, CATIA, Pro E, STEP, SAT or IGES) along with your phone number and one of our representatives will contact you with a quote. Or you can also click the button below for more information and to request a quote through our APTUS system. [button link="http://cimquest-inc.com/aptus/" 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=""]Get a [...]

1 03, 2017

3D Printed Surgical Models Help Radiologists

By | 2017-03-01T09:47:27+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Stratasys|0 Comments

As is well known, the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is the technology conference and generation systems country 's most important medical images. In the 2015 edition, which coincided with the centenary of society, special attention was given to the cutting-edge technologies and tools that help radiologists, including Stratasys 3D printing. One of the applications in the field of medicine that has continued to spark considerable interest in this year's conference is the use of patient images to create medical models printed in 3D. Stratasys participated in four full-capacity workshops led by Dr. Frank Rybicki of Ottawa Hospital. The sessions provided hands-on training to more than 600 physicians worldwide who were taught to take pictures of patients with MRI or CT scans, to isolate the anatomy of interest, and to prepare the files for printing on 3D Stratasys. More than 600 physicians participated in a hands-on workshop to learn how to prepare patient images for 3D printing using Strauss's 3D Materialise software and printers. "Physicians have effective tools for performing anatomical scans and converting them into 3D printed models on Stratasys 3D printers; This increases the success of interventions through better planning, "said [...]

24 02, 2017

3D Printing for Automobile Components

By | 2017-02-24T09:58:32+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Stratasys|0 Comments

This article will discuss two examples of 3D printing for custom automobile components. The automobile industry is the epitome of diversity in consumer products. There is such a wide variety of cars and models to choose from based on attributes like; performance, functionality, efficiency, and level of luxury. Most consumers develop strong connections to their car and brand, and they'll typically choose a car they feel is an expression of their identity. But as with most products, it is usually the vision of the designer that the customer selects, since the customer does not actively participate in the design process. In our first example, Daihatsu Motor Company based in Japan sought to bring customers into the design process by offering more customization. They partnered with Stratasys and an outside design firm to create Effect Skins - intricate, tactile patterns built with Stratasys 3D printers. These cosmetic components are placed on the front and rear bumpers of the Daihatsu Copen, an eye-catching two-door convertible. The Effect Skins frame the head and tail lights, giving a unique expression or "face" to the car. They are made with durable ASA, so that wall thickness could be minimized for design flexibility. Honda Access Co., [...]

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