Peak Production Improves Tooling Process and Manufacturing Efficiency With Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D Printer

3D Printers 3D Printing 3d printed fixtures 3D printed jigs 3d printed tooling 3d printed tools Fortus 3D printers Fortus 450mc Laser Lines Ltd Peak Production stratasys stratasys 3d printers Stratasys FDM 3D printing UK 3D printingAfter a string of rather dismal financial numbers in 2015, 3D printing titan Stratasys and their new CEO Ilan Levin have spent the better part of 2016 working to improve the company’s finances and. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing with the Stratasys Fortus 450mc

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Production 3D Printing with the Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D Printer. Production 3D printers, like the Fortus 450mc, are ideal for engineers that require demanding flexibility to print larger-sized or many parts in an array of engineering-grade materials with high speed and unfailing throughput. The Stratasys Fortus 450mc is the second largest FDM printer in Stratasys’ Production Series lineup. Fortus 450mc Part. Learn More about the Fortus 450mc.

Calibrating the Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D Printer

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From functional prototypes with exacting tolerances, to manufacturing tools that perform under pressure, the Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D production system sets a high bar for speed, performance and accuracy. The Fortus 450mc provides three distinct advantages: a larger build envelope at 406 x 355 x 406 mm (16 x 14 x 16 in.), Calibrating the Fortus 450mc is a 3-step process and takes around 10 to 15 minutes depending on the state of calibration. Fortus 450mc dials.

Removing and Cleaning the Fortus 450 Print Head

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The process of removing and cleaning a Fortus 450 print head takes a little bit of time and requires a lot of care with individual components. Before removing the Fortus 450 print head, you need to make sure there isn’t any material in it. The pins are long and should not be bent during the removal and installation process. Once the Fortus 450 print head has been cleaned, reinstalling the head is straight forward.

Fortus 380mc / 450mc Controller Software Upgrade

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Here is how you go through the process of updating the internal controller software. Note: This process may take up to 15 minutes. . . Once the printer reboots it will conduct its regular startup process and automatically perform its homing calibration. As new materials are made available to market new software releases will come with it to allow you machine to run them if you have the ability to.

Stratasys Announcements Bring Objet1000 Plus to Market and Expand Fortus Material Options


Due to its increased efficiency, this process can dramatically speed up build times. For both new and seasoned Stratasys Fortus Production Series users, the new Xtend500 system makes operation of your machine much more efficient. With this new setup, a Fortus machine might run for more than 400 hours unattended and use up to 1,000 cubic inches of material. With the new Fortus Plus Upgrade, customers can use the same material canisters for all machines.

Studying the Process: Students Design Self Balancing Scooter Using 3D Tech

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Spring s.r.l., Stratasys’ Largest Italian Service Bureau, Expands Direct Manufacturing Offering with Purchase of Fourth Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer

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Following exponential growth in its direct manufacturing offering, and after several years of successfully using Stratasys FDM 3D printing technology for prototyping and manufacturing, the company decided to expand its haul of FDM 3D Printers and invest in its fourth Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer. Investment in Spring’s fourth Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer will increase production hours output by over 11% (Photo: Business Wire).

Stratasys Adds PEKK-Based, High-Performance Thermoplastic: Antero 800NA, for FDM Process

Additive Manufacturing

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel — April 10, 2018 — ( BUSINESS WIRE ) — Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS), a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, today introduced for its FDM process, a new PEKK-based high-performance thermoplastic, called Antero™ 800NA. Aerospace and other high-performance vehicle makers wishing to move to an additive manufacturing process will be among the most interested in Antero 800NA.

North Carolina A&T University Professors Evaluate Summer 3D Printing Workshop for High Schoolers

US engineers and mathematicians explore the values of 3D printing in education further, outlining their findings in ‘Teaching High School Students Design Process and 3D Printing: Lessons Learned.’. 3D Printing 3d printing education 3D printing summer camp autodesk inventor CREO Fortus 400mc 3D printer North Carolina A&T University STEM education

Peak Production Adopts Stratasys FDM 3D Printing to Innovate Its Tooling Process and Increase Manufacturing Efficiency

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Since utilizing its Fortus Production 3D Printer to assist in the manufacture of jigs and fixtures, the company has reported a reduction in lead times of 90%, while reducing production costs by 50% compared to CNC machined parts. We purchased our Stratasys Fortus Production 3D Printer 18 months ago and since then it has been running 24/7, including nights, holidays and weekends,” explains Richard Bushell, Group Managing Director, Peak Group. “3D

Creating New Possibilities for Additive Manufacturing, Stratasys Removes Complexity From Design-to-3D Print Process

Additive Manufacturing

DALLAS — ( BUSINESS WIRE ) – February 11, 2019 – SOLIDWORKS WORLD – Empowering designers and engineers to embrace new 3D printed possibilities, Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) is further removing complexity from design-to-3D print processes. By avoiding laborious CAD-to-STL conversion, users are able to work in high fidelity and rapidly advance the design-to-3D print process– which can lead to boosting both time-to-market and time-to-revenue.

Stratasys Advancing Additive Manufacturing Into Mainstream with New Solutions for Factory Floor

Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys customers widely use its Fortus Production 3D Printers today for rapid tooling, jigs, fixtures and part production applications. The F900 is built on the Fortus 900mc platform, one of today’s most-widely used AM systems for high-end additive manufacturing. Owners of existing Fortus 900mc systems can upgrade to any of the three current F900 systems. Stratasys expects the Fortus 380 CF to ship in Q2 – Q3.

An Engineer’s Best Friend? Stratasys 3D Printers Run Around the Clock at De Beers Technologies

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Carbon Fiber’s Strength on Display at IMTS 2018

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Carbon fiber material traditionally requires a very labor intensive process to create parts. Using large sheets of carbon fiber means that there will most certainly be at least a small amount of waste in the trimming process. Additive manufacturing has answered some of these process inefficiencies by enabling lower-cost, highly flexible manufacturing of strong lightweight composites, like carbon fiber. Automotive Fortus 380mc CFE IMTS 2018

Tips on Stratasys 3D Printer Tip Calibration

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In this article we are going to talk everything about tip calibration on Stratasys dual extruder printers such as Stratasys Fortus and F-series. Tip calibration is nothing more than a process of telling the printer where the two tip nozzles (model & support) are relative to each other.

ISU Students 3D Print Intake, Dashboard, Heel Cups for This Year’s SAE Racecar—the CR-21

If the technology of 3D printing were given human form I’d venture to say that it might ask us, geez, to ease off with the pressure a little; after all, we are expecting this one process to change. View the entire article via our website.

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Tips on tip calibration

Javelin Tech Tips

In this article we are going to talk everything about tip calibration on dual extruder printers such as Stratasys Fortus and F-series. Tip calibration is nothing more than a process of telling the printer where the two tip nozzles (model & support) are relative to each other.

America Makes Announces Complete, Qualified Database of Material Properties for Fused Deposition Modeling® (FDM®) Additive Manufacturing of ULTEM™ 9085 Resin

Additive Manufacturing

The ULTEM 9085 Database features mechanical and physical properties, as well as processing parameters, in a compatible and accessible form available to the membership community via America Makes Digital Storefront. Our open collaboration with the FAA-funded effort to develop a framework for advanced polymer-based additively manufactured materials, in this case, ULTEM 9085, into the NCAMP process was incredibly successful.

3D Printed Robotic Gripper: Smarter Design, Faster Delivery, Better Value for Customer

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3D printed gripper produced by Digital Mechanics AB of Sweden with the Fortus 3D Production System from Stratasys. But the designers had another plan  to use the Fortus 3D Production System and FDM 3D printing technology for both prototyping and manufacturing of the revised gripper. Underside of 3D printed hoseless gripper, prototyped and produced using Fortus 3D Production System from Stratasys. Fortus Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Robotics

Transforming Manufacturing: Stratasys Furthers Collaboration with Team Penske, Demos New Carbon Fiber 3D Printers

Additive Manufacturing

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel — September 10, 2018 — ( BUSINESS WIRE ) — Empowering customers to transform traditional manufacturing processes, Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS) is announcing further collaboration with Team Penske and providing an up-close look at new carbon-fiber 3D printers at IMTS 2018. The Fortus 380mc CFE is suited for customers developing tools and fixtures in industries including Automotive, Aerospace, Orthoses, Prosthesis and Medical Equipment.

Lamborghini Accelerates and Perfects Automotive Engineering with Stratasys 3D Printed Prototypes and Track-Ready Parts

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According to Fabio Serrazanetti of Lamborghini’s car body technical department, the requirement to produce high-strength end-use parts, tough enough to endure the rigors of high-speed racing, as well as the need to create complex geometries in a very tight timeframe, led the company’s engineers to explore Fortus 3D Production Systems by Stratasys. “We Today we have overall greater control of such projects and have optimized lead times and reduced costs in the process.”.

New FDM 3D Printer Enhancements Make Stratasys Solutions Stronger, Simpler and Faster for Demanding Industrial Applications

Additive Manufacturing

Sacrificial tooling, a process in which 3D printed molds are wrapped in composite material and then removed after part curing, enables manufacturers to rapidly and cost-effectively create complex, hollow composite parts. Stratasys is improving this process with a new sacrificial tooling solution, comprised of its new ST-130 material and new fill patterns. The new sacrificial tooling solution is available for the Fortus 450mc and 900mc 3D Printers.

Stratasys Update – ULTEM 1010 Resin

Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys has made available ULTEM TM 1010 resin for the Fortus 400mc and 450mc 3D Production Systems , which has been previously available for the Fortus 900mc 3D Production System. Ideal for aerospace, automotive, food processing and medical device applications, ULTEM 1010 resin combines strength and thermal stability for advanced industrial tooling. ULTEM 1010 resin is now available for the Fortus 400mc, 450mc and 900mc 3D Production Systems.

Dunwoody College of Technology Incorporates Stratasys’ Additive Manufacturing Technology Into Its Curriculum

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I see additive manufacturing as an essential partner to the traditional manufacturing process,” says E.J. Dunwoody uses a Fortus 400mc and two Fortus 250mc 3D Production Systems as teaching tools in its program. Manufacturers are in need of a trained and talented workforce that is up-to-date on how additive manufacturing can enhance traditional processes, and this partnership will begin that evolution in training.”.

Leading French Pharmaceutical Company Achieves Full Return on Investment within First Year of Installing Stratasys Production 3D Printer

Additive Manufacturing

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel — March 27, 2018 — ( BUSINESS WIRE ) — Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, has announced that leading French pharmaceuticals company, UPSA , is reinvigorating its manufacturing workshop and enjoying cost reductions of as much 95 percent on some processes, since integrating Stratasys additive manufacturing.

Stratasys Showcases New 3D Printing Solutions Designed to Reduce Time and Cost of Composite Tooling at SAMPE

Additive Manufacturing

To further improve the process, Stratasys is introducing an innovative sacrificial tooling solution. The new ST-130 material is available for the Stratasys Fortus 450mc and 900mc Production 3D Printers. Fortus 900mc Acceleration Kit – for Rapid Production of Composite Tooling. To reduce production time and costs, Stratasys has developed the Fortus 900mc Acceleration Kit. MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel—May 23, 2016–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Stratasys Ltd.

New Stratasys Production 3D Printers Deliver Improved Navigation, Maintenance and Performance

Additive Manufacturing

ULTEM 1010, a high-performance FDM material, is now available for the Fortus 900mc. Nasdaq:SSYS), aleading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today introduced the Fortus 450mc and Fortus 380mc 3D production systems , which provide improved reliability, speed and accessibility. Improved system navigation, system maintenance, and system performance builds upon the proven history of the Fortus family of products. Fortus 450mc.

Stratasys to Help Keep Trains Running and Save Thousands a Day With Solution for Digital Inventory and 3D Printed Parts

Additive Manufacturing

Both work with Stratasys Fortus 3D printers built specifically for manufacturing and heavy industries, with large build sizes, high part accuracy and repeatability, and compatible with the new GrabCAD Shop software, which streamlines work order management for centralized 3D printing shops.

United Launch Alliance to Launch Atlas V Rocket with Stratasys 3D Printed Parts, Enjoying Production Time & Costs Savings

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Stratasys worked with ULA to develop processes to ensure materials and applications are certified to ULA’s exacting standards. Kyle Whitlow, ULA Structural Engineer, holding the ECS duct produced on the Fortus 900mc 3D Production System (in background). The ECS ducts are printed on the company’s two Fortus 900mc 3D Production Systems from Stratasys in ULTEM 9085 material. Aerospace Engineering Plastics Fortus Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Production

Stratasys 3D Printing Speeds into NASCAR with Joe Gibbs Racing

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The Fortus 400mc 3D Production System allows JGR to 3D print parts both for functional testing and for end-use parts for their cars. “Stratasystechnology has sped up the development process, totally changing the way we go about manufacturing.” Automotive Connex Fortus Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) PolyJet Stratasys 3D Printing made its NASCAR Nationwide Series debut Saturday afternoon, sponsoring the No.

Helicopter Blade Prototype Tooling Costs Reduced By 70% with Stratasys 3D Printed Soluble Cores

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Working with Stratasys FDM-based (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D Printing, the team used a 3D printed soluble core application to deliver a robust composite prototype of a helicopter blade, in the process saving 60-70% in tooling costs. The tedious, multi-step process of sacrificial cores often requires clamshell tooling and bonding processes, resulting in weakened parts, limited geometries, and long production lead times.

Stratasys and Eckhart Sign Agreement with Exclusive Rights to Accelerate 3D Printing Adoption for Factory Tools

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The company’s advanced manufacturing solutions are used by the largest manufacturers in the world to assist and automate the assembly process for industries such as automotive, aerospace, heavy construction, medical and others. And the company also makes tools that let manufacturers complete high-torque assembly processes where space and part shape limit access.

Big Dog Productions and Jay Leno Team With Stratasys to Engineer High Performance 3D Printed Parts for Classic Autos

Additive Manufacturing

Jay Leno and Big Dog Garage now have access to core Stratasys additive manufacturing solutions – including the Fortus® 450mc 3D Printer with FDM Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber. As a lover of classic cars, I’m always looking to push the boundaries of what’s possible in creation and re-creation of these vehicles – and 3D printing is integral to this process,” said Jay Leno. Stratasys, FDM, and Fortus 450mc are trademarks or registered trademarks of Stratasys Ltd.

New ULTEM 1010 Material Expands 3D Printing Applications


One of the most exciting announcements in this product launch was the release of the ULTEM 1010 resin material, which can now be used in the Fortus 900mc 3D printer. These material characteristics give users a world of new options when developing 3D printed parts, particularly in the automotive, medical, and food processing industry. 3D Printing FDM Fortus News Stratasys

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Personalizing New Daihatsu Copen Robe Roadster Design with Stratasys 3D Printing

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Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing technology is a key part of the process for the unique Effect Skins that appear on the bumpers and emblem of the Daihatsu Copen car Using the Fortus 450mc 3D Production System from Stratasys, 12 types of “Effect Skin” parts were designed by Designer/3D Creator Junjie Sun with 10-color variations produced with high UV stability ASA thermoplastic material. Automotive Fortus Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Production

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Architectural Design Principles Can Be Applied to Jewelry with 3D Printing

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The intricately-detailed Tangens necklace has interlocking elements 3D printed using the Stratasys Fortus 400mc 3D Production System. The intricately-detailed necklace has interlocking elements created with the Stratasys Fortus 400mc Production System , utilizing the benefits of tight tolerances, fine details, durability and translucence possible with Stratasys FDM technology. “I Fashion Fortus Solidscape

3D Printed Soluble Cores Keep Porsche Purring!

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Champion Motorsport found the solution in the Fortus 3D Production System it had been using in the design process. In a behind the scenes view, Champion explains how the Fortus takes a three dimensional CAD design and then 3D prints a mold based on it. Automotive Fortus Porsche 911 using parts enabled by Stratasys FDM-based 3D printing. Champion Motorsport has built its reputation on impressive victories in auto racing.

Purple Platypus Dives Deep into Additive Composite Tooling Capabilities

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Additive manufacturing technologies reduce lengthy, multi-step manufacturing processes creating a streamlined approach that shortens time to market. With the facility having added features such as the Objet Eden 260v , Fortus 450 , RTV tooling , caste urethane, and a dedicated Sales Engineer, Ben Vierck, Purple Platypus’ Arizona location is ready to support Arizona businesses by providing a one-stop resource center to bridge the gap between prototyping and high-volume production.

3D Printing Engages Young Engineers with NASA’s HUNCH

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A prototype printed in ABS of the CEVIS arm Mr. Brown’s engineering team entered into the final NASA approval process, final 3D printed part was printed on the Fortus 900 using Ultem material. The team reached out to Stratasys to print the arm on a Fortus machine in Ultem. Education fortus Ultem

Stratasys 3D Printing Allows Normal to Design, 3D Print and Deliver Customized Earphones in 2 Days!

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Ten Stratasys Fortus 250mc 3D Printers producing customized earphones at the Normal store in New York City. Her search ultimately led her to a process offered by audiologists in which silicone is poured into each ear to make individual molds. Ten FDM-based Fortus 250mc 3D Printers from Stratasys line the perimeter of the store so customers can see the digital manufacturing process firsthand. It’s a unique product and process that is marketed as “one size fits none.”.

Unilever Accelerates Consumer Product Prototyping By 40% with 3D Printed Injection Molds

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The Italian division of international consumer goods giant, Unilever , has cut lead times for prototype parts by 40% since introducing Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology into its manufacturing process. Before, we would have to wait several weeks to receive prototype parts using our traditional tooling process; not only would this lengthen lead times, it would also increase costs if iterations were required. Connex Consumer Products Fortus

3D Printed Thermoplastics versus Metal: Why Volvo Trucks Chose Additive Manufacturing for 30 Engine Assembly Tools

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Pierre Jenny, manufacturing director at Volvo Trucks’ engine production facility in Lyon, France reports that the time required to design and manufacture them has been cut from 36 days to just two days using additive manufacturing with their Stratasys Fortus 3D Production System and ABS plus thermoplastic material. ABS Automotive Fortus Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Production You have to be tough and efficient to be a Volvo Truck engine.