Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)


  • POSTED IN POLYJET, FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING (FDM), ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, 3D PRINTING

    FDM and Polyjet Additive Manufacturing for Production Parts

    by Rob Stipek on August 8, 2016
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    Everyone knows that additive manufacturing is great for taking a CAD design and turning it into a physical model. Prototyping and concept modeling have traditionally been where additive manufacturing has found its niche with production, design, and manufacturing engineers. Today users of professional 3D printers are taking the next steps in the evolution of the technology and finding ways to incorporate additive manufacturing into production parts. Producing end use parts with additive manufacturing technology not only dramatically reduces your production costs and delivery times, it also reduces inventory while creating new supply chain efficiencies and new business models.

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    • POSTED IN STRATASYS, FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING (FDM), 3D PRINTING

      Stratasys Announces New Acceleration Kit for Fortus 900

      by Rob Stipek on May 20, 2016
      Earlier this week Stratasys released a new acceleration kit that will get builds in their

      Fortus 900 machines done faster and more effectively. The top of the line Fused Deposition Modeling machine current customers are using features the T20 extruder tip, this can be upgraded to a new T40 tip which will provide customers:

      · The largest available slice height for FDM systems.
      · Throughput 2-3 times faster on average compared to T20 tip.
      · Plug-and-play’ solution that requires no additional hardware.

      900 users will need to have the latest controller (Version 3.19) and insight software (Version 10.8) updates in order to utilize the upgraded tip. The Fortus 900 delivers to its customers all the available benefits that Stratasys FDM printers have available, this new tip enables user the ability to continue producing high quality parts, but in a way that enables more control and faster build speeds.

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