3D printing high-quality parts in aluminum alloy

Aluminum alloys like AlSi10Mg are relatively strong. They are also hard enough to be used for a variety of components in motor racing, automotive industry and general engineering. Historically, AlSi10Mg has found a niche among lightweight and thin walled casting parts or any casted and geometrically complex components subjected to moderate loads. Read more

What’s up with the new terms?

You may have noticed that we recently changed our site's Terms of Use. Some of you have asked what that’s about. Since one of our core values here at GrabCAD is transparency, it’s important to tell you why we updated the terms. Read more

The GrabCAD Print public beta is ready early! Get in here and check it out.

Last month we finally spoke publicly about GrabCAD Print. While it was a great feeling to let the cat out of the bag, we know that engineers only start to really care about things when they can get their hands on it. Well, buckle up. Today is that day. We're psyched to announce that the GrabCAD Beta is no longer private. Click here to get started. Keep reading to find out what the private beta participants thought about our new software. Read more

Engineering career advice: so you want to jump industries?

So perhaps you've stared at aircraft floor beams, or HVAC condensers, or oversized pipeline fittings for the last ten years. As you stare longingly into the window of the break room microwave, not noticing that your hot pocket is starting to suffer radiation burns, you realize that for whatever reason, you're in a rut. Maybe you're no longer growing in your position, or the company feels different, or maybe it's you that's different. What to do... So you want to jump industries, eh? Well there's no time like the present. Jump. Jump now. But please try to mind the bottomless pit below. Read more

3D printing in medical devices is growing exponentially

The progress and growth of 3D printing applications within the medical sector has been, and continues to be, exponential. It is truly inspirational to witness the advancements being made. Medical applications of 3D printing are amongst the most talked about and written about of all the current and potential applications of the technology. Read more

Today’s 3D printing workflow: at least 6 steps

3D printing has come a long way since its discovery more than 30 years ago. While we’re still far away from a Star Trek-type replicator in every home, the current state of 3D printing technology is nothing to scoff at. 3D Printing has already proven to be an invaluable tool for many industries. For example, 3D printed fuel nozzles on GE’s largest jet engine are currently in testing. Overall, there’s been a significant increase in material availability, quality consistency, cost reductions, and most importantly, industry adoption. Read more

How we announced GrabCAD Print at RAPID: highlights, photos, video

Two weeks ago we announced our heretofore top secret new app, GrabCAD Print, at the RAPID conference in Orlando. GrabCAD Print is at the heart of a bold new software strategy from Stratasys that will unify 3D printing ecosystems and push digital manufacturing forward. Ambitious. If you want to learn more about the product, you should read this blog. But if you’re interested in my personal, behind the scenes look at how the product announcement went down, keep reading. Read more