R&D Monthly: A 3D Printing Blog Posts Tagged as Stratasys

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Emulating Nature - Biomimetics & 3D Printing

Published 05/04/2015

Nature is a source of endless fascination for me. The world is full of beautiful creatures and plant life displaying intricate patterns, colors and textures. One of my favorite pastimes is photographing birds and other creatures in their natural habitat. I also enjoy turning ideas upside down and looking at things from a totally different perspective.

3D Printed Racing Mini Quadcopter

Published 04/27/2015

During the months following my last article, “3D Printing and Drones,” there’s been many news events published regarding drones showing up in unexpected places. For example, a day after my first article was posted, a drone landed on the White House grounds. In March, ten drones were spotted mysteriously flying over Paris. There have been close calls between drones and commercial aircraft, reports of drug smugglers using drones along the US and Mexico border, and even reports of drones smuggling contraband over prison walls. On the other hand, you can find many examples of good uses for drones such as one Rhode Island teenager who hand-built his drone to help firefighters determine the cause of fires in buildings that are too unsafe to enter. He volunteers his time as needed to his local fire department.

The Latest and Greatest from Stratasys

Published 04/20/2015

The Objet 1000 Plus is the next generation Polyjet, large scale 3D Printer. This printer is the flagship of the Polyjet 3D Printing line. This workhorse provides 24x7 operation, Connex multi-material technology, and best in class ease of use. With the new Objet1000 Plus, Endur (Simulated Polypropylene) has been added to the standard single shot plastics, as well as the multi-material class for digital mixing. The 3D Printer also now has an optimized printing block movement which will allow for less head movements and less printing time. This printer also has a new printing head working point which allows for an average of 13% increase in print speed and an average of 25% reduction in waste. The Objet1000 Plus is the new large format Polyjet 3D Printer.

Industries Touched by 3D Printing

Published 03/23/2015

There are many 3D printers in today’s world... whether it’s a Makerbot or a Fortus machine from Stratasys. And I bet that most, if not all of these companies would say it’s a crucial part of their prototyping process.

3D Printing and Race Cars

Published 03/16/2015

The use of 3D printing in the automotive industry has been one of the many ways that manufacturing is being brought back to the United States. One of the more iconic cars in American history, the Shelby Cobra, was recently reproduced using the same technology that we use here at R&D Technologies every day.