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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 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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PolyJet Best Practices: How to Prototype Surfaces with Varied Friction Coefficients

0 0 Intermediate
Friction is defined as the force that opposes the relative motion or tendency of such motion of two surfaces in contact. The friction coefficient of a prototype’s surface is a functional component, not an aesthetic one, and simulates the end product’s mechanical properties. A well-designed prototype that takes friction into consideration can have the following advantages: an improved grip for the end-user, reduced part wear, simulated movement functionality and sliding abilities. PolyJetTM ConnexTM 3D Printing systems provide a solution for prototyping surfaces with varied friction coefficients that were impossible or cost-prohibitive to prototype in the past. By being able to print several materials in one build process, Connex systems can produce prototypes with varying friction areas on one given part. Users determine the friction coefficients for different areas of a part according to the load factor. This saves time and money by providing an easy solution for prototyping complex parts whose dynamic friction coefficients can be tested in a single build process. The following tutorial is brought to you by Stratasys:
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PolyJet Multi-Materials For Impact Resistance

0 0 Intermediate
Impact resistance, or toughness, is defined by the relative susceptibility of plastics to fracture under stresses applied at high speeds. In materials science and metallurgy, impact resistance is a material’s resistance to fracture when stressed. It is defined as the amount of energy per volume that a material can absorb before rupturing. Many of today’s appliances have to endure impact due to how they are used, accidents, safety requirements, and more. The impact resistance of plastics can be improved by adding a soft material coating on top of hard plastic materials. The following is brought to you by Stratasys.