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Los Angeles – GrabCAD Print will power the just-announced Stratasys F123 3D Printer Series!


That’s the big news on Day 1 of the annual SOLIDWORKS World trade show.

More than 5,000 mechanical and design engineers, vendors, and resellers have gathered here for this three-day CAD event. In addition to strolling the exhibit hall, attendees can choose from more than 200 breakout sessions on topics ranging from design automation and electrical design to simulation and product data management.

They can also hear from Stratasys customers such Minneapolis-based Dunwoody College of Technology that are already benefiting from the efficiency and quickness of the new F123 Series and its integrated GrabCAD Print software.

“The speed of the Stratasys F370 is a big benefit,” said Alex Wong, engineering, drafting, and design instructor at Dunwoody. “It’s intuitive to work on and the graphical 3D preview of GrabCAD Print helps students diagnose problem areas like thin walls and correct toolpath issues before printing.”

As the oldest and only non-profit technical college in the region, Dunwoody has garnered an international reputation for its successful approach. The school incorporates hands-on, applied learning with 3D printing playing a key part in the curriculum. At Dunwoody, students learn critical thinking along with practical, real-world skills that are in high demand in today’s highly-connected global economy.

Dunwoody’s hands-on coursework includes a golf putter design project that teaches students fundamental manufacturing processes. Students also learn how to leverage 3D printing during the product development process by verifying concepts, validating designs, and testing function.

The golf putter design project, streamlined with Dunwoody’s Stratasys F123 3D printers and GrabCAD Print, pushes students to research, innovate, and refine concepts within the strict parameters of the United States Golf Association.

“Without a 3D printer, the lesson would have to be executed using hand-cut wood models,” added Wong. “3D printing accelerates the lesson, focusing students on the design and engineering, rather than personal craftsmanship. And students can use more complex geometry and curves because they are not limited to what they can do with subtractive methods and hand tools.”

To learn more about the new Stratasys F123 3D printer click here.

If you are interested in learning more about our GrabCAD Print software click here.


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