Tutorials

How to 3D Print Textured Objects Inside Clear Plastic Blocks

53 9 Expert
This walkthrough explains how to print fully textured CAD files encased inside transparent blocks, to help support complex parts, show vistas you never thought possible, or just increase the usability of your full-color models!

How to Create Incredibly Complex Textured Shapes for 3D Printing, Using Bump Mapping

32 5 Expert
This tutorial covers how to use 2D images to create actual 3D depth and physical textures on your CAD parts and then 3D print them. Mainly we use Rhino to do the displacement-mapping, but Photoshop could be used as well. Files were then printed in full color on a Stratasys J750.

How to go from GPS Data to Full Colour 3D Model

25 4 Expert
Got a large dataset you want to visualize in 3D? Let's take a look at the steps involved from going from just a spreadsheet to full colour 3D.

How to 3D Print in Full Color (Part 3): Clear + Texture Together

23 5 Expert
This is the third in a series of tutorials to help printer operators who are NOT graphic artists get the absolute most out of their multi-color, multi-material 3D printers, like the Stratasys J750. We will cover how to create models with semi-transparent textures wrapped around curved, transparent bodies (taking advantage of a new slicer from Stratasys), and how to fix UV-mapping problems when wrapping 2D textures around 3D bodies goes wrong.

Best Practices for Working in KeyShot & GrabCAD Print

15 1 Expert
KeyShot 3D rendering software from Luxion Inc now seamlessly integrates with GrabCAD Print for a smooth and quick export of 3MF files. This new workflow allows designers to easily export 3MF files (that maintain color and texture data) from KeyShot into GrabCAD Print. In this tutorial guide, we’ll discuss best practices for when you’re working with KeyShot and GrabCAD Print.

How to 3D Print Consumer Product Prototypes, at different levels of realism

15 8 Expert
Realism helps the prototyping process of Consumer Product Goods, but not always in the ways you'd expect. We climb through the 4 levels of 3D printing realism, using both single color FDM and full-color Polyjet printing, and discuss the cost and benefits of each.

How to 3D Print Jigs & Fixtures, Part 3: Advanced Features and Advanced Materials

12 2 Expert
Building on parts 1 and 2 of the series, this tutorial takes you through an ENTIRE agile design cycle for a real fixture we needed in our office, exploring the use of DFAM, advanced infill techniques to save printing time and finishing by going through a material selection process to print in one of the stiffest materials out there- Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber! It's a total, soup-to-nuts, fixtures tutorial!

How to 3D Print Complex, Semi-Random Lattice Structures, Easily

12 3 Expert
We show how to use Grasshopper and Rhino to automatically generate complex Voronoi structures ready for 3D printing.

How to 3D Print a Detailed & Accurate Model of the Earth

9 5 Expert
Learn how to create a realistic 3D textured model of the Earth using Rhino, GrabCAD Print and Stratasys 3D printers. I also review how to select the right part priority and how to test prints for the perfect color.

How to Make GrabCAD Voxel Print Slices Using Matlab

8 1 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:

How to control the transparency of your 3D printed parts- the hardest task yet!

4 1 Expert
With multi-material 3D printers, how do you control what's transparent and what's not? Especially when you've got clear sections above, behind, and even intermixed with your color layers? This tutorial covers controlling what's clear, what's opaque, and what's tinted, even in intersecting volumes printed as one solid part! Get ready to conquer the hardest task in 3D printing!

How to Use the Stratasys Packaging Design Application to Create a Packaging Prototype

4 0 Expert
In this tutorial, we will show you how we used a J55 printer and our new packaging design application to create a product prototype with its packaging -- all in one print. That’s right! We printed a product prototype together with its packaging in one print, eliminating the need for additional resources for laser cutting, vacuum forming, etc. 3D printing with PolyJet enables us to include within the package design straight thin walls, full color graphics, fine features, transparency and high-resolution text and logo's.

What You Need to Know When 3D Printing with Thermoplastics

3 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).

How to 3D Print a Fully Colored Heart: with Texture + Clear Together. (Part 1)

2 0 Expert
This is the first tutorial to help those who have a color 3D printer like the J750 Stratasys. How they can get the best results from their printers. In this tutorial, we will not teach you how to model a heart. We only teach you how to prepare the file for printing and also what to do for post-processing after printing. www.3dman.ca

JP_016_GrabCAD Print: KeyShotとGrabCAD Printで作業するためのベストプラクティス

1 0 Expert
Luxion社の3DレンダリングソフトウェアKeyShotがGrabCAD Printとシームレスに統合され、3MFファイルをスムーズにすばやくエクスポートできるようになりました。この新しいワークフローにより、デザイナーは(色とテクスチャの情報を保持した)3MFファイルを、KeyShotからGrabCAD Printに簡単にエクスポートできます。 このチュートリアルでは、KeyShotとGrabCAD Printを利用するにあたってのベストプラクティスを取り上げます。