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3D Printing Design Guidelines

77 12 Beginner
3D Printing Design Guidelines ~ 9 Steps to consider while design for 3d Printing.
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Printing Full-Color FEA results on 3D printers

15 2 Beginner
Ever wanted to see, feel, and handle your FEA results, in the best way to share them with colleagues and students? This tutorial goes through the steps how to use SOLIDWORKS Simulation and GrabCAD Print to print full-color FEA results on polyjet color printers such as the J750. It's a lot easier than you think!
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How to get GrabCAD Print Certification Badge.

8 2 Beginner
In this tutorial i will show you how to achieve or unlock GrabCAD Print Certification badge.
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How to Paint an FDM Printed Part

6 2 Intermediate
There are many reasons to coat and paint FDM parts. Whether it’s for UV protection, sealing, or just to make them aesthetically pleasing, painting can bring a product to life. In this tutorial, we will give you steps and tips on how to paint your FDM model. The following is a tutorial taken from Stratasys’ YouTube channel:
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How to Prepare Your SOLIDWORKS 3D model for 3D Printing ?

5 0 Intermediate
Preparing SOLIDWORKS Models for 3D Printing :
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How to Solvent Smooth FDM Parts

5 0 Expert
The normal surface finish of FDM parts is suitable for most purposes, but in applications where a smoother surface is required, solvent smoothing is an alternative to sanding, filling, and mass finishing. Solvent smoothing utilizes a chemical agent to smooth a part’s surfaces (Figure 1). This process modifies the surface of FDM parts by eliminating layer lines while preserving feature detail and part accuracy. The smoothing agent can be applied either as a liquid or a vapor and it is quick and nearly labor-free. The finish achieved can mimic that of injection molded parts. This tutorial is courtesy of Stratasys.
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How to Insert a Z Pause in a Stratasys Printer

4 0 Intermediate
How do I use a Stratasys printer with multiple materials? Multiple colors? How do I add metal inserts in my 3D printed part? This tutorial explains how to use Stratasys software to insert pauses (Z-pause) during an FDM print job, to change materials, colors or to add metal inserts. Go to Step 1 for some documentation and examples of parts printed with Z Pause.
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How to Orient a 3D Printed Part for Smooth Finishing

4 0 Beginner
This tutorial will show you the best practices for orienting a part in order to achieve a smooth finish. The following content was taken from Stratasys’ Resources Center.
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How to Make GrabCAD Voxel Print Slices Using Matlab

3 0 Expert
This tutorial is intended for users who already have a passing familiarity with Matlab and J750 operation. It is NOT intended to be a comprehensive lesson on how to use the Matlab software or PolyJet printers. The following is brought to you by Stratasys:
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How to Give Your 3D Printed FDM Part the Smoothness of Injection Molding

3 3 Intermediate
This tutorial will demonstrate how you can give your FDM printed part the finishing smoothness of injection molding. The Finishing Touch Smoothing Station can dramatically improve the surface finish of ABS parts that are built using FDM technology. The semi-automated smoothing process is compatible with FDM’s entire line of ABS plastics. The following is brought to you by Stratasys.
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Tutorial for MakerBot Print Software

3 0 Expert
This Tutorial contains video of how to utilize makerbot print software for slicing a stl file to make it 3d printable and how to use the tools in makerbot print software
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How to Process STL Files for 3D Printing Using Insight

3 0 Beginner
This tutorial will give you a step-by-step procedure to aid in the generation of models. By following the steps of this tutorial, you can cut down on problems that can be easily overlooked. The following tutorial is brought to you by Stratasys.
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How to Make 10 Poles Permanent Magnet AC Alternator 600 RPM

3 0 Expert
https://youtu.be/WMOZlUC4r4g
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Leveraging GrabCAD Print (GCP) for Insight job processing

3 0 Beginner
In this tutorial I'll show you how to easily leverage GrabCAD Print (GCP) for all your FORTUS FDM print preparations. No longer do you need to maintain a stand-alone version of Insight and control center. GCP can be used for all FDM systems including those which take advantage of the advanced processing capabilities of Insight. Advantages of using GCP for Insight job processing: - Always have the latest software - Eliminate the need for maintaining multiple software programs - Take advantage of the advanced functionality and user interface and usability of GCP
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What You Need to Know When 3D Printing with Thermoplastics

2 0 Expert
Today, a majority of consumer products and production parts are made from thermoplastics. Thermoplastics are typically used in manufacturing techniques like injection molding, compression molding and machining, but with the invention of 3D printing, they became available for additive extrusion and sintering processes. A new door to advanced manufacturing has opened with 3D printing materials similar to the conventional thermoplastics familiar to engineers and designers. Thermoplastics are plastic materials, or polymers, that become pliable when heated to a specific temperature and solidify upon cooling. Types of thermoplastics include acrylic, ABS, Nylon, PLA, polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene and other specialty, high performance materials. If your part requires strength, rigidity or high temperature tolerance, then thermoplastics are a great option to fabricate your production component or prototype. Using 3D printing, engineers can make parts with the most commonly used thermoplastics, such as ABS, polycarbonate, a variety of blends, as well as thermoplastics engineered for aerospace, medical, automotive and other specialty applications. There are two additive technologies at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing that utilize thermoplastics: Laser Sintering (LS) and FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling).