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3D Printing Nov 17, 2023

In the world of 3D printing, efficiency, control, and productivity are paramount. Stratasys, a renowned name in the industry, understands these needs and has introduced a new application in their GrabCAD AM Platform ecosystem: GrabCAD Control


3D Printing Oct 30, 2023

In the latest release of GrabCAD Print, users with an Origin One 3D printer can now add support structures to their parts within the software. This is a major improvement from the previous workflow, which required numerous programs to properly add support structures and prepare print jobs. Additional functionalities have been included to the software, leading to more efficient processing of print jobs. In this article, we will cover the new workflow for preparing print jobs and supporting parts in GrabCAD Print for the Origin One. 

3D Printing PolyJet Sep 28, 2023

Medical image segmentation is the initial workflow process that includes isolating DICOM medical images, such as CT scans or MRI scans, into distinct structures or regions of interest (ROI). The goal for segmenting this type of data is to identify and explore areas of the anatomy, whether it’s tissue, cardiovascular, or bone. For example, virtually positioning CAD implants or creating water-tight mesh files for 3D printing patient-specific anatomical models.


3D Printing FDM Sep 05, 2023

Though not often required, the visual properties of an FDM part can be improved using chemical vapor smoothing. This process can be simple, using just a brush and acetone (or other solvent) to paint the part, or more complex, using an enclosed volume with circulating air and acetone vapor passing over the part. Both methods attempt to smooth the layer lines from an FDM print by melting the print material with a chemical solvent. Melting the external layer smooths the “peaks” and “valleys” in a printed part.

3D Printing Aug 21, 2023

The new API STD 20T is a new set of standards set forth by the American Petroleum Institute that specifies requirements for the qualification of additively manufactured polymer-based components for use in the petroleum and natural gas industries.

3D Printing Metal Jul 07, 2023

Additive Manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, has revolutionized traditional manufacturing processes, sparking interest across various industries. A new approach called "AM-enabled conventional manufacturing" combines the benefits of AM with traditional methods. 


3D Printing Jun 28, 2023

In today's fast-paced world, industries seek innovative solutions to streamline processes and maximize productivity. For those operating Stratasys 3D printers, GrabCAD Print Pro (GCPP) (the premium version of GrabCAD Print) emerges as an invaluable tool, offering a wide range of features designed to enhance efficiency and simplify workflows. With its intuitive interface and comprehensive functionality, GrabCAD Print Pro is poised to revolutionize how companies operate in the era of Industry 4.0.  


3D Printing Jun 20, 2023

PolyJet™ technology continues to push the boundaries of what is possible using traditional 3D printing. With its ability to quickly produce smooth and highly detailed parts, PolyJet has become an invaluable source for rapid prototyping and beyond. 


Insight May 29, 2023

In this Insight tutorial, we explain how to reuse custom groups in other Insight projects and share some helpful bonus tips when using the software. Custom Groups is a tool in Stratasys’ Insight software that, by default, stays within the file that you are working in. To use the custom group on a new 3D printed part or to share it with a colleague, you will need to export those groups.