Posts in category: ‘3D Printing’

Using 3D Printing to Build Structures and Self-Sufficiency in the Navy and Marine Corps

All branches of the armed forces have a watchword central to their core missions: self-sufficiency.

Because soldiers venture into some of the world’s harshest environments – foreign battlefields, or deep in the ocean aboard a ship or submarine – they often lack support from others, and from equipment and supplies to help them in a needed situation: to create structures or make repairs to an existing one.

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3D Print High-Quality Parts Faster With GrabCAD Print Advanced FDM

There’s no need to “dumb” your CAD files down to an STL format any longer if you’re a 3D printer user.

Building upon GrabCAD Print’s ability to read CAD files natively, our new Advanced FDM feature enables fine level control over how FDM parts are manufactured. Advanced FDM enables highly customized control of part builds by simplifying the process and eliminating the need for highly skilled application engineers to build high-quality parts. 

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When the Success of the Job Requires It: 3D Printing for Prototyping, Tooling and Jig Design in the Automotive Sector

"Be ready to revise any system, scrap any method, abandon any theory, if the success of the job requires it,” said Henry Ford in 1923.

The automotive industry requires it and 3D printing, by turning designs into solutions, is used for rapid tooling and jig and fixture design in remarkable ways. It may be fulfilling Ford's prophecy.  

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3D Printing Proves an Edge in Auto Racing

We already know that 3D printing is continuing to show excellent promise in a number of fields, but you might not be aware that it’s gaining traction in the world of automotive racing.

Perhaps the most famous example comes from a partnership between Stratasys and Team Penske. While there are others exploring the possibilities, what makes this case so phenomenal is the comprehensive approach. That, and it doesn’t hurt that Team Penske just wins constantly. When you’re the champ everyone wants to know your secrets.

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How 3D Pens Can Make Classroom Learning More Fun

Classroom education isn't just about textbooks and green boards anymore. There's so much more one can learn, understand and adapt to in a classroom, and that's why education is a much more fun and experiential process today. That being said, classroom learning doesn't always have to be boring or mundane either. There are several tools and gadgets that professors can use to enhance the experience and make it much more fun and engaging.

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3D Printing the Green Industrial Revolution

Going “green” is something most of us have been trying to do for a while now. Whether it’s cutting down the amount of plastic we use, recycling as much as possible, switching off the lights when we leave a room or eating less meat, there are so many ways in which we can and are doing our bit for the environment. Less topical, however, is the fact that 3D printing can lower our negative impact on the world around us.

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3D Printing Helps Volkswagen Race to the Clouds for Pikes Peak

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an annual automobile and motorcycle race to the summit of Pikes Peak, Colorado, but this year's race might be even more extraordinary than usual thanks to 3D printing.

Racers take on the 12.42-mile public toll road, which contains a whopping 156 turns. Total elevation climb is 4,720 feet. At the summit, the elevation is 14,115 feet above sea level.

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