Posts with tag: ‘FDM’

How GrabCAD Helps Make My Job Easier

Evan Hochstein is a passionate STEM education supporter and long time FIRST Tech Challenge team mentor, volunteer, and alum. He currently works with the Applications Engineering Lab at the North American Headquarters of Stratasys located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Most weekends, you will find Evan working with FIRST teams or trying out a new 3D print on one of Stratasys’ PolyJet or FDM technologies.

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Fused Deposit Modeling (FDM) and PolyJet 3D Printing: Now and in the Future

If you’re looking to purchase your first 3D printer, upgrade your existing machine, or simply learn more about the printing industry right now, you’ve come to the right post. While Stereo Lithography, Laser Sintering, and Powder Printing techniques are going strong, Fused Deposit Modeling (FDM) and PolyJet are the current leaders of the 3D printing pack. However, though both FDM and PolyJet each assemble 3D models layer by layer, the materials, processes, and benefits differ greatly.

Let’s break it down.

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NASA Challenge seeks fresh ideas for the ISS

GrabCAD is incredibly proud to host the Handrail Clamp Assembly Challenge with NASA. NASA has been investigating 3D printing technology in space for some time now and this Challenge is another great milestone. GrabCADrs are invited to submit fresh 3d printable handrail clamp ideas for the International Space Station (ISS). I asked Niki Werkheiser, In-space Manufacturing Project Manager at NASA to reveal a bit more about the the background of this Challenge.

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