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3D Printed Jigs & Fixtures: A Powerful Solution for the Production Floor

The improvements offered by 3D printed jigs and fixtures can add up to major advantages for your company with reduced lead times and cost savings.

3D Printed Metal Ratchet Wrench is Better than Your Dad’s

The patented New Ratchet 3rd Generation (NRG3 for short) is a roller wrench 3D Printed with DMLS.

3D Printed Trophies for Industry Best

Check out these 3D printed trophies produced for the industry winners at one of the biggest conventions in the industry – RAPID + TCT.

3D Printing Aircraft Interiors

The use of additive manufacturing for aircraft interiors continues to be a primary application for the aerospace industry.

3D Printing Housings and Enclosures

Get to market faster and easier with Urethane Casting and 3D printing technologies for housings and enclosures.

3D Printing in Color: The Power of a Realistic Concept Model, Fast

Ideal for consumer prototypes and anatomical models, PolyJet Multi-Color brings projects to life.

3D Printing Technologies Comparison: Multi Jet Fusion vs. Laser Sintering

LS has been in market since 1992 and MJF has just come on the scene in recent years, but both technologies offer unique value points to customers.

3D Printing with Photopolymers

Discover the key considerations and the advantages of working with photopolymers and their related 3D printing technologies.

3D Printing, Casting and Molding: Finding the Right Process to Manufacture Over-Molded Designs

Wherever you are in your design process, you’re not limited in manufacturing solutions. Learn more about designing over-molded parts.

4 Considerations for Material Selection

It can be difficult to determine which material fits the profile for your project - these considerations and our Material Wizard are here to help.

4 Reasons to Use a 3D Printing Service Bureau

Owning a 3D printer and outsourcing don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Check out these four considerations for when to use a 3D printing service bureau.

5 Places Additive Manufacturing is Unstoppable

There are five industries in particular where the amazing capabilities of additive manufacturing have transformed production.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a 3D Printing Technology and Material

To help you start to filter certain 3D printing processes and materials, we put together a selection methodology.

Additive Manufacturing Improves Prototyping Urethane Foam Parts

Whether you have one-off prototypes or quantities in the hundreds, pairing low-volume urethane foam part production with FDM tools can provide you with the many benefits.

Additive Manufacturing: How To Implement It Into Your Business Model

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing offers customized manufacturing solutions for your company by evaluating your operations and identifying opportunities.

An Easy Way to Add Inserts into FDM 3D Printed Parts

Assembled FDM components can benefit from hardware added in the middle of the build.

Best Practices for Optimizing Your CAD Designs and Converting to STL for FDM

For most additive manufacturing processes, the data from your Computer Aided Design (CAD) file must be exported to an STL file in order to build the part. Preparing for this export is a crucial step in applying the benefits of additive manufacturing to your project and in maximizing the functionality of your 3D printed parts.

Breaking the Mold with Cross-Technologies

Streamline conventional manufacturing processes and cost-effectively bring your product to market faster with additive manufacturing and cross-technologies.

Cast Urethane Design Considerations

Urethane casting can execute complicated features seamlessly and provide end use parts faster than conventional means can achieve.

CNC Machined vs. 3D Printed: Creating the Master Pattern

CNC machined master patterns are preferred over 3D printed patterns when it is necessary to produce more than one or two molds and/ or to meet stricter dimensional tolerances.

Design Next-Generation Products

Our advanced manufacturing services make the design process easy, with rapid prototyping, thorough Design Guidelines and helpful Design Services.

Designing With Photopolymers

Since the general properties of photopolymers widely vary, it is important to know which type of material is right for your model.

Discover New Solutions for Developing Products

Whether the idea is to solve a problem or improve upon a previous product, engineers start with research to inform their product development.

Electroplating Goes Beyond Making FDM and PolyJet Parts Shine

The added strength and aesthetics of electroplated parts lend themselves well to functional prototyping and end use applications. And electroplating is just one of a number of finishing services we offer at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing to help you perfect your part.

Ensuring Superior Quality of Additive Metal Parts

Learn how we ensure superior quality additive metal parts through precision machining, finishing, in-house quality controls, and job tracking.

Expanding the Range of UAV’s with 3D Printing

With the design freedom allowing for part consolidation and lighter parts, 3D printing has significantly contributed to the development of UAV’s and their latest applications.

Expanding the Range of UAV’s with 3D Printing

With the design freedom allowing for part consolidation and lighter parts, 3D printing has significantly contributed to the development of UAV’s and their latest applications.

Expert Engineering & 3D Printing

Making a quality 3D printed part takes more than just a machine. It takes a responsive engineering team behind the technology working to ensure quality.

FDM Soluble Cores Simplify Production of Composite Parts

Wrap composite material around a core made out of FDM soluble material, which dissolves in a water-based solution.

FDM vs. PolyJet: A Tale of Two 3D Printing Technologies

How do you know which one is right for your parts? In order to better understand your options, it is important to know how each process works.

Five 3D Printing Tips to Save You Time

Don’t let the complexity of 3D printing slow down your project goals. Get to market quickly with these five 3D printing tips to save you time.

Foam Urethane Casting Wins Golden Mousetrap Award

Our new method creates foam parts faster using 3D printed molds built with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and ABS thermoplastic.

Four Key Factors for a Balanced Design

The four factors that must be in conjunction with one another for a balanced design: size, layer resolution, wall thickness and orientation.

From Prototypes to Production

Stratasys Direct's experts and advanced manufacturing solutions will take your design from prototype to final production part.

Here are the top 3 ways we see 3D printing transforming aircraft interior manufacturing:

As more and more airlines seek to add seats or increase passenger space, 3D printing offers a way to simplify parts.

How 3D Printed Concept Models Enhance Marketing

Low cost and quick to produce, 3D printed concept models serve marketing programs like photoshoots for ad creative or tradeshows and sales efforts.

How It’s Made: The 3D Printed 1911 Pistol

As our limited production run of John Browning's classic handgun design gets underway, we'd like to take you behind-the-scenes and show you how a 3D printed metal gun is manufactured at Stratasys Direct.

How to Optimize a Quote for Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Engineers

Helpful information and general rules of thumb for the design process to optimize 3D printing quotes.

How To Translate 3D CAD Files into .STL Files: SolidWorks

Our programmers have confided in us a few of the best recommendations for .STL file exportation from 3D CAD files in SolidWorks.

How To Translate 3D CAD Files into .STL Files: SolidWorks

Our programmers have confided in us a few of the best recommendations for .STL file exportation from 3D CAD files in SolidWorks.

How To Translate 3D CAD Files into .STL Files: SolidWorks

Our programmers have confided in us a few of the best recommendations for .STL file exportation from 3D CAD files in SolidWorks.

Implementing 3D Printing: In-house or Outsource?

Your business needs 3D printed parts. Do you buy a 3D printer or order parts through a 3D printing service provider?

Industry Highlight: 3D Printing and Foundries

Metal casting at foundries is a centuries old manufacturing process that can be significantly impacted by the benefits of 3d printing.

Introducing Stronger, More Flexible PolyJet Parts

To enhance parts and medical models that utilize the flexible capabilities of PolyJet, Stratasys Direct now offers Agilus30.

Key Considerations when 3D Printing with Thermoplastics

Learn about the differences between injection molding thermoplastics and thermoplastics used in 3D printing processes, including key design considerations.

Laser Sintering Design Tips: Holes

To achieve a hole using Laser Sintering, there’s no drilling required.

Laser Sintering Design Tips: Incorporating Text

Discover the optimal text size and font and better understand how text resolves for Laser Sintering 3D printing.

Making Production Parts with Multi Jet Fusion

After months of careful validation of the technology in our robust manufacturing facilities, we’re excited to offer Multi Jet Fusion for production parts.

Making Rapid Prototyping Better with 3D Printing Services

The journey from concept to successful product can be fraught with obstacles. Utilizing a 3D printing service enables product designers to remove the guesswork from their prototyping process.

Making Your 3D Printed Parts Faster

When time is of the essence on a 3D printing project, expedite your project turnaround by considering these key steps.

Making Your Parts Better in a Changing Manufacturing Landscape

At Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, we promise three key areas of excellence: expertise, service and quality. Backed by our robust production capabilities and decades in manufacturing, we’re able to deliver projects on-time at the best possible quality.

New Advancements in 3D Printing Medical Models

The medical industry is rapidly embracing the cutting-edge production of 3D printed anatomical models for bettering patient outcomes.

New in Metal 3D Printing: Copper

The latest material available in 3D printing is Copper (C18150) specifically developed by Stratasys Direct to fill the void in the AM market.

PC-ISO Combines Strength and Safety for FDM Medical Applications

Additive manufacturing processes like Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) have the materials to meet medical safety requirements.

Planning Ahead: The Next Step in the Product Development Life Cycle

During the planning phase of the product development life cycle, our prototyping services and manufacturing expertise will help you prepare to move into mass production.

Production 3D Printing in the Product Development Life Cycle

In industries like aerospace, medical, transportation and consumer products, additive manufacturing has increasingly become a production solution for top companies.

Prototyping a New Watch Design

Stratasys Direct builds prototype of a complex watch from Devon.

Prototyping for Babes: Mom Entrepreneur Uses 3D Printing to Begin Business

Entrepreneur used 3D printing to determine the functionality, look and feel of a baby bottle design.

Reinventing the Spoon: Prototyping to Perfection

The NumNum Dip encourages the progression of necessary motor skills without requiring the baby to jump from zero utensil handling to debutante-ready motions.

Replenishing Inventory: 3D Printing and the Last Stage of the Product Development Life Cycle

The on-demand approach of 3D printing allows businesses to provide products and spare parts as-ordered and eliminates the need for large inventories.

San Francisco Opera Chandelier Gets 3D Printed

San Francisco Opera has a beautiful iconic chandelier which, thanks to some quick 3D printing, you can buy in jewelry form.

Seven Questions to Identify the Best 3D Printing Technology

The differences between 3D printing technologies can influence parts significantly. These 7 questions will help you identify the process for your project.

Soft Tooling vs. Hard Tooling

Consider cast urethanes as an economical manufacturing method as you move into the final stages of product development.

Spare Parts & 3D Printing

Ensure the availability of spare parts for your customers and reduce lead times and costs associated with large and obsolete inventories with 3D printing.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Gets a Boost from 3D Printing

This new propeller provides users with improved run times and top speeds thanks to the optimized hydrodynamic design.d Concepts proved the reliability, functionality, and usability of metal 3D printing with the creation of the world's first 3D printed metal gun.

Students Learn to Build Drones via 3D Printing

To galvanize creativity in engineering and sciences, Kashmir Robotics has a new challenge for young students: Build a Drone.

Super Bowl Shoes: Superior Performance Leveraged Through 3D Printing

3D printing plays an unprecendented role in the innovative cleats worn by Super Bowl football players.

Taking Your Product to the Finishing Line

As you choose the materials & technology for your product, we can provide guidance on which finishing options can help you realize your product objectives.

The Benefits of CNC Machining FDM Parts

CNC Machining FDM parts has proved to be another tool 3D printing customers can take advantage of for optimized and dimensional accuracy.

The Might of ID-Light: Lighter Parts in a Fraction of the Time

ID-Light is a proprietary build style that features a scaffolding-like internal structure, available with both Stereolithography and FDM.

The Ultimate 3D Printing Match Up: Laser Sintering vs. Fused Deposition Modeling

Learn the advantages and differences between LS and FDM technology and discover the best process for your project.

Three Mistakes to Avoid when Designing for Injection Molding

Whatever the project, industrial designers, engineers and product designers may face some challenges when designing for injection molding. This article details three mistakes designers should avoid for successful injection molded parts.

Top 10 Things to Consider When Prototyping

It is important to understand the many aspects that go into 3D printing in order to select the right material and machine to construct your part.

Top 3 Considerations Before Prototyping

Engineers and designers looking to take advantage of 3D printing for prototyping should consider these key considerations before getting started.

Top 3 Considerations Before Prototyping

Engineers and designers looking to take advantage of 3D printing for prototyping should consider these key considerations before getting started.

Top 4 Differences Between Stereolithography and PolyJet

Knowing the differences will lead you to the best process choice for your project. Here are the top four differences between PolyJet and Stereolithography.

Top 7 Ways to Save with Efficient 3D Printing

Save time and money on any 3D printing project with these 7 tips. With Stratasys Direct's expertise, you can optimize your part at the best possible price.

Top Benefits of 3D Printing Master Patterns for Urethane Casting

Cast urethane molding is an efficient, cost-effective way to produce 100 to 1,000 end use parts in advanced formula polyurethanes.

Top Challenges to Widespread 3D Printing Adoption

What challenges are holding additive manufacturing back from widespread adoption? We set out to find the answer through our recent industry survey.

Top Factors that Affect 3D Printing Price

What determines the price of 3D printing services? Part size and geometry understandably affect price, but there are other details that can alter the price of your parts.

Top Five Reasons To 3D Print Manufacturing Tools

Manufacturing tools can be 3D printed more quickly and less expensively than traditional manufacturing methods, lowering the threshold to revamp your production floor. Read the benefits of 3D printing manufacturing tools to see why this is one of the fastest growing applications.

Top Reasons to Use FDM Tools for Paper Pulp Molding

Nanufacturers have discovered Fused Deposition Modeling as an alternative production process for paper pulp molding.

Transforming the Supply Chain with 3D Printing

The future of manufacturing includes integrating additive manufacturing into the traditional supply chain to move into the future.

ULTEM Takes 3D Part Strength to Another Level

ULTEM 9085 is a high-performance thermoplastic suited for parts that need superior durability.

Understanding Material Nuances from Metal 3D Printing

Each metal 3D printing material adds a unique range of mechanical properties to broaden perfect-fit applications.

Upgrade a Centuries-Old Manufacturing Technique with FDM

Investment casting patterns can be made faster and with less expense with additive manufacturing technologies like Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM).

When To 3D Print Fiber Layup Molds

Producing molds and masters with FDM or PolyJet technology addresses the challenges of traditional manufacturing methods.

When to CNC Machine Your 3D Printed Parts

CNC machining is traditionally used to manufacture low volume, end-use parts, but it has also been adopted as a secondary process for additive manufacturing technology.

Where Stereolithography and PolyJet Applications Overlap

A list of the solutions engineers find ideal from both SL and PolyJet, along with corresponding materials, to help you choose the best 3D print process based on your need.

Working Together: 3D Printing Expands Efficiencies in Traditional Manufacturing

Streamline conventional manufacturing processes and cost-effectively bring your product to market faster with additive manufacturing and cross-technologies.

World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun

Stratasys Direct proved the reliability, functionality, and usability of metal 3D printing with the creation of the world's first 3D printed metal gun.