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PolyJet 3D Printing: How to Assign Colors in GrabCAD Print

30 1 Beginner
When you import a part into GrabCAD Print and you have color options, it'll default to white. This tutorial teaches you how to apply colors using the Pantone™ Color Library selection tool. This tutorial is great for users with the Stratasys J750 and other PolyJet printers.
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Finishing Options for FDM and PolyJet 3D Printed Parts

17 1 Beginner
Finishing or secondary operations encompasses a broad range of processes that change a manufactured part’s properties. Engineers can employ finishing simply to improve part’s appearance and reshape it to meet certain dimensions, or use it to enhance functionality, such as increasing strength, chemical resistance, electrical conductivity and more. Secondary operations basically turn raw parts into finished goods and this isn’t limited to traditional manufactured parts. 3D printed parts can also be enhanced with secondary operations, but much like designing for additive manufacturing, different processes and best practices apply. Throughout the product design and manufacturing process, engineers should also be thinking about how 3D printed parts can be finished. Determining the appropriate finishing operations depends on the additive process, material and geometry as well as the desired aesthetics and functionality. This guide explains the primary finishing operations additive manufacturing service providers implement for FDM and PolyJet 3D printing technologies, grouped by possible finishing objectives, and compatible materials and applicable design considerations.
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How to 3D Print from Adobe Photoshop

16 0 Intermediate
Every sculpture, product, installation and building (successful and unsuccessful) starts with an idea. When it takes physical form, the designer gets valuable aesthetic and practical feedback. Here are some tips on when and how 3D printing can feed this process.
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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Design Guidelines

14 2 Intermediate
The following tutorial is a good starting point to understanding design considerations when 3D printing with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). FDM is an additive manufacturing technology that extrudes thin layers of thermoplastic layer by layer until a part is completed. FDM produces robust production parts in engineer-grade thermoplastic, with the added benefits of speed and design freedom possible with 3D printing. The cutting-edge technology is utilized across industries like aerospace, energy and transportation for production components.
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Helpful Injection Molding Design Guidelines

14 0 Intermediate
These guidelines are to be used as a starting point in understanding the basic aspects of design and preparation for injection molding.
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Understanding Design & Process of DMLS 3D Metal Printing

14 0 Intermediate
Over the last decade, metal 3D printing has seen significant growth and evolution in the additive manufacturing landscape. Major players like NASA and GE have incorporated additive metals into their programs, aided by industry-wide material development and process research. Additive metal parts are seen more and more in end-use production. This tutorial covers Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) design constraints and freedoms, available metal materials and the process controls that deliver incredible metal parts.
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How to Insert Metal During an FDM 3D Print Job

11 1 Beginner
If not done right, metal that is inserted in FDM parts can look sloppy and unprofessional. With a few easy steps, a metal part can be inserted seamlessly and damage-free.
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PolyJet Materials and Uses: Tips and Tricks

10 4 Intermediate
Materials are critical to prototyping and production success. At the heart of any great application is the right material: one that performs as needed under the application’s conditions. This is just as true for 3D printing as it has always been for molding, machining, and casting. While the 3D printing industry has a wide variety of materials to choose from, ranging from plastic to metal and wax to paper, the selection is often quite limited for a given technology. It is even more restricted for specific 3D printers, with one exception.
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How to Solvent Smooth 3D Printed FDM Parts

9 1 Beginner
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.
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How to Make GrabCAD Voxel Print Slices Using Matlab

7 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:
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NUT USING INTERSECT IN FUSION 360

7 0 Beginner
here in this video u can find how to create a nut model using intersect command
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Successful STL Tips for 3D Printing

6 0 Beginner
This document will help 3D printing users ensure their STL files produce successful 3D printed parts. It will help them become familiar with popular manipulation software, gain a basic understanding of how STL files work, learn to fix common STL faults for successful 3D printing and a few additional actions they can perform on an STL to expand their 3D printing options.
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How to Import and 3D Print Assembled Parts in GrabCAD Print

6 0 Beginner
GrabCAD Print allows you to import multiple file types, including STL files, an assembly of STLs and even VRMLs. But if you're having problems working with complex assemblies, this tutorial will show you how to unlock your assembly so you can separate your parts. Then, you'll be able to make material and color assignments with ease.
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How to Remove SUP706 Soluble Support on a 3D Printed Part

5 2 Intermediate
Removing SUP706 Soluble Support is quick and easy. Following the best practices ensures that you do not damage or break your part in the process. The following is brought to you by Stratasys.
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Using PolyJet 3D Printing Technology for Shock Absorption

5 0 Beginner
Shock and energy-absorbing components are often used as a safety measure to dissipate runaway energy in case of a component or system failure. Practical examples of shock absorbing components include bumpers, isolators, fasteners, mounts, spacers and pads.