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3D Printed Car Parts with DMLS: Jay Leno's Take | Stratasys Direct

We visited Jay Leno’s Garage and spoke about the vintage auto applications possible with additive metals and Direct Metal Laser Sintering.

3D Printed Jigs & Fixtures: Production Floor Solution | Stratasys Direct

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| Stratasys Direct

A recent application of DMLS looks to transform one essential element of your toolbox: the wrench.

3D Printed Rubber Band Car | 3D Printing Automotive | Stratasys Direct

Three Art Center Students approached us to use 3D printing to build the complicated geometry of their Formula-E Rubber Band Car and won awards.

3D Printed San Francisco Opera Chandelier| Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

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

3D Printed Trophies | Rapid + TCT 2018 Preview | Stratasys Direct

Our 3D printed trophies for Rapid + TCT 2018, one of the biggest additive manufacturing shows in the business

3D Printing & Foundries | Investment Casting Patterns | Stratasys Direct

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

3D Printing A Balanced Design | Design Services | Stratasys Direct

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

3D Printing a Prototype: Top 3 Things to Consider | Stratasys Direct

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

3D Printing Expands Efficiencies in Traditional Manufacturing | Stratasys Direct

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

3D Printing Fiber Layup Molds | Stratasys Direct

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

3D Printing Housings and Enclosures | Housings and Enclosures | Stratasys Direct

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

3D Printing in Energy, Oil and Gas Industry | Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

3D printed parts are being utilized by the energy sector to harness the natural resources of our planet.

3D Printing in the Fast Lane | 3D Printing Automotive | Stratasys Direct

3D printing assists in the full product development lifecycle, from prototyping to form and function testing to production parts for vehicles.

3D Printing in the Movies | Stratasys Direct

A few myths Hollywood has perpetuated about 3D printing and the real-life applications utilized by movie makers.

3D Printing Master Patterns for Urethane Casting | Stratasys Direct

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.

3D Printing Material Selection: 5 Considerations | Stratasys Direct

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

3D Printing Parts Faster | Stratasys Direct

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

3D Printing Photopolymer Parts | PolyJet, SLA | Stratasys Direct

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

3D Printing Price: Top Factors | Stratasys Direct

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.

3D Printing Spare Parts | Additive Manufacturing | Stratasys Direct

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

3D Printing Stand Up Paddle Boarding Propeller | Stratasys Direct

This new propeller provides users with improved run times and top speeds thanks to the optimized hydrodynamic design.

3D Printing Technologies Comparison: Multi Jet Fusion vs. Selective Laser Sintering| Stratasys Direct

SLS 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 UAV's | Aerospace 3D Printing | Stratasys Direct

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.

3D Printing With Metal | DMLS Design Considerations | Stratasys Direct

When beginning a project for DMLS, it’s important to remember a few key facts regarding design to ensure you’re optimizing your part for the process.

3D Printing with Thermoplastics | Key Considerations | Stratasys Direct

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

4 Reasons To Use A 3D Printing Service Bureau | Stratasys Direct

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 Misconceptions About the Cost of Metal 3D Printing

We’ve broken down five misconceptions of what affects the pricing of additive metal parts and what to focus on to ensure cost-effective parts.

5 Unstoppable Industries Using Additive Manufacturing | Stratasys Direct

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

Add Additive Manufacturing To Your Business Model | Stratasys Direct

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

Additive Manufacturing Quality Controls | 3D Printing | Stratasys Direct

We maintain strict quality assurance guidelines to ensure that every part we produce fulfills customer needs and represents our industry-leading standards.

Agilus30 for Stronger, More Flexbile PolyJet Parts | 3D Printing Materials | Stratasys Direct

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

AM Improves Prototyping Urethane Foam Parts | Stratasys Direct

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.

ASTM Additive Manufacturing Standards | Quality | Stratasys Direct

Standards allow engineers to design to a known set of parameters and build a level of trust in the fulfillment and manufacturing process.

Benefits of Additive Manufacturing for Jigs & Fixtures | Stratasys Direct

Learn more about our new Jigs & Fixtures services for creation and design, machining and assembly, metrology and inspection of your fixtures.

Benefits of CNC Machining FDM Parts | Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

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

Best Practices for Optimizing Your CAD Designs and Converting to STL for FDM| Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

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.

Cast Urethane Design Considerations | Stratasys Direct

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

CNC Machining vs. 3D Printing for Production Parts | Stratasys Direct

When pursuing low-volume production, 3D printing and CNC machining are both valid options. But which manufacturing method is best for your project?

CNC Machining: How Design Affects Cost | Stratasys Direct

CNC machining can be an efficient manufacturing method but may lose cost-effectiveness if key design details aren’t well balanced. Check out our tips for optimized, cost-efficient designs.

Color 3D Printing | Realistic Concept Models Fast | Stratasys Direct

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

Design Next-Generation Products | Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

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

Designing With Photopolymers | 3D Printing Materials | Stratasys Direct

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 | Stratasys Direct

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

DMLM vs. DMLS | Metal 3D Printing | Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Confused about the difference between the terms DMLS and DMLM when it comes to metal 3D printing? We’ve answered some FAQ’s around the difference of each.

DMLS: Understanding Additive Metal Manufacturing | Stratasys Direct

Additive metals will become a regular producer of complex, lightweight metal solutions for medical, aerospace and energy applications.

Electroplating: Making FDM & PolyJet Parts Shine | Stratasys Direct

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.

Expert Engineering & 3D Printing | Design Services | Stratasys Direct

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 Improves On Investment Casting | Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

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

FDM Nylon 12CF for 3D Printing Production Parts | Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

FDM Nylon 12CF is ideal for 3D printing production parts and functional prototyping in high-requirement applications.

FDM Soluble Cores Simplify Production of Composite Parts | Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

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

FDM vs. PolyJet | 3D Printing Technology Comparison | Stratasys Direct

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.

FDM: Frequently Asked Questions | Stratasys Direct

FDM technology is a main-stay of the 3D Printing industry, made commercially available in 1989 by Scott & Lisa Cump, co-founders of Stratasys.

Five 3D Printing Tips To Save You Time | Article | Stratasys Direct

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.

Five Steps To Mass Production | Injection Molding | Stratasys Direct

Beginning mass production doesn’t have to be a scary leap into the unknown. We’re highly experienced in bringing products to market successfully.

Foam Cast Urethane Process Wins Golden Mousetrap | Stratasys Direct

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

How 3D Printing Fits into Product Development | Stratasys Direct

At Stratasys Direct Manufacturing we offer comprehensive services at key stages of the product development life cycle that service designers and engineers as they transform their concepts into amazing products.

How Additive Changes The Investment Casting Process | Stratasys Direct

Additive manufacturing is shaking up the process of investment casting, bringing a new streamlined approach to foundries to create intricate metal parts.

How to Optimize a Quote for Engineers| Design Services | Stratasys Direct

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

Introducing GrabCAD Workbench | 3D Print Ordering | Stratasys Direct

GrabCAD Workbench is completely free to use across your organization and teams. Break down walls and collaborate with your team anytime and anywhere.

Laser Sintering Design Tips: Holes | Selective Laser Sintering | Stratasys Direct

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

Laser Sintering Design Tips: Incorporating Text | Selective Laser Sintering | Stratasys Direct

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

Laser Sintering Design Tips: Wall Thickness | Selective Laser Sintering | Stratasys Direct

We’re sharing our trade knowledge on wall thickness to help you on your way to optimum LS builds.

Making 3D Print Orders Easier | Enhanced 3D Print Ordering | Stratasys Direct

We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our services, so we’ve developed enhanced online ordering for rapid prototyping.

Making Production Parts with Multi Jet Fusion | Stratasys Direct

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 | Stratasys Direct

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 Parts Better in a Changing Manufacturing Landscape | Stratasys Direct

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.

Manufacturing Over-Molded Designs | 3D Printing | Stratasys Direct

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

Metal Additive Manufacturing Myths | IMTS 2018 Preview | Stratasys Direct

This year at the IMTS 2018 Conference, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is combatting the preconceived notions on DMLS powder reuse.

Multi Jet Fusion: Frequently Asked Questions | Stratasys Direct

MJF is a newcomer to the 3D printing space that offers a lot of benefits including high details, speeds and lower unit costs than comparable 3D printing technologies.

Neri Oxman Uses FDM Technology To 3D Print Art | Stratasys Direct

In Neri Oxman's nature-inspired art installation Aquahoja I, she has utilized Stratasys 3D printing technology in new, inspiring ways.

New Advancements in 3D Printing Medical Models | Stratasys Direct

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

New in 3D Printing Photopolymers: Digital ABS Plus™ | Stratasys Direct

Digital ABS Plus significantly improves the mechanical performance of parts and prototypes for design verification and functional performance testing.

PC-ISO Combines Strength and Safety for FDM Medical Applications | FDM 3D Printing | Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

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

Plastic 3D Printing Materials Guide: 10 Most Popular Additive Plastics

To help streamline the “let’s get it done” projects, we’ve compiled a list of our most popular materials and their reliable properties.

Prototype Finishing: 3D Printed, Urethane Cast & Machined Parts | Finishing & Assembly | Stratasys Direct

We’ve compiled a few finishing examples which best relay the options open to you for your 3D printed, machined or cast part.

Prototype Finishing: 3D Printed, Urethane Cast & Machined Parts | Stratasys Direct

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

Prototyping a New Watch Design| Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing aids in the prototype of a complex watch from Devon.

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

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

Reasons to Use FDM Tools for Paper Pulp Molding | Stratasys Direct

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

Reinventing the Spoon: Prototyping to Perfection| Stratasys Direct

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

Report: Additive Manufacturing in 2020 | Stratasys Direct

At the beginning of the new year and new decade of progress in the additive manufacturing industry, we surveyed nearly 700 3D printing users to get a pulse on how they’re using the technology now, and what changes they see in the future.

Soft Tooling vs. Hard Tooling | Urethane Casting | Stratasys Direct

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

SolidWorks: Translate 3D CAD Files Into STL Files | Stratasys Direct

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

Sparse Fill vs. Solid FDM Parts | Stratasys Direct

Learn the top benefits of sparse fill vs. solid FDM 3D printed parts.

Stereolithography Dream Team | Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Build 3D printed parts with newer and advanced SL materials through a collaboration with Somos.

Stereolithography vs. PolyJet | Top 4 Differences | Stratasys Direct

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

Streamline Subtractive Manufacturing Processes | Stratasys Direct

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

Students Learn to Build Drones via 3D Printing | Aerospace 3D Printing | Stratasys Direct

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 | Stratasys Direct

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

Three Mistakes to Avoid when Designing for Injection Molding | Stratasys Direct

This article details three mistakes designers should avoid for successful injection molded parts.

Top 10 Things to Consider When Prototyping | Stratasys Direct

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 Challenges To Widespread 3D Printing Adoption | Stratasys Direct

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

Top Five Reasons to 3D Print Jigs & Fixtures | Stratasys Direct

Manufacturing tools can be 3D printed more quickly and less expensively than traditional manufacturing methods, lowering the threshold to revamp your production floor.

Transforming the Supply Chain | 3D Printing Services | Stratasys Direct

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

Understanding 3D Printing Metal Material Nuances | Stratasys Direct

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

Urbee 2: First FDM Fuel-Efficient 3D Printed Car | Stratasys Direct

KOR Ecologic prepares URBEE 2 for the car's journey from San Francisco to New York on only 10 liters of ethanol.

Urethanes Casting Benefits from Prototypes to Production | Stratasys Direct

Urethane Casting with our proprietary evolutions addresses early challenges in the product development life cycle with strong and stable components.

Use DMLS Before Die Casting | Metal 3D Printing | Stratasys Direct

DMLS can validate die cast designs using the same metals as final production parts without the cost of tooling and associated lead times.

Using a 3D Printing Service vs. Buying a 3D Printer | Stratasys Direct

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

When To CNC Machine Your 3D Printed Parts | Stratasys Direct

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 | Stereolithography | Stratasys Direct

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.