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White Papers on 3D Printing

Get detailed answers to common questions about FDM and Objet technologies

How do I evaluate the accuracy of a 3D printed part? How can I print with multiple materials? Why would I want to 3D print jigs and fixtures? Get the facts from engineers, additive manufacturing experts, and 3D printing pioneers in industries like automotive and commercial products.

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Perfecting Dental Treatments Via 3D Printed Models & Removable Dies

Clinical and laboratory workflows have progressed from the analog manipulation of materials to a systematic, digitally verifiable process. In this white paper, you'll learn an easy method of utilizing consistent and reproducible 3D printed verification protocols to ensure success of a restorative treatment plan.

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PolyJet

Seamless Integration of the ExoCAD Model Creator with the Stratasys Eden260V 3D Printing System

The exocad Model Creator add-on module allows a physical model to be printed directly from an intra-oral or impression scan with different pinning modalities. In this white paper, you'll learn about the seamless integration of Model Creator with the Objet Eden260V 3D Printer from Stratasys.

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PolyJet

In-House or Outsource?

The benefits of 3D printing and rapid prototyping are numerous and well recognized. Whether it’s design validation, functional testing or faster launch of new products, executives seldom need to be to be convinced of the benefits. Still, many businesses continue to outsource 3D printing because they believe ownership is cost prohibitive. In this White Paper you will learn six business advantages of owning an in-house 3D printer.

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FDM and PolyJet

Objet500 Connex3: How to Maximize Multi-Material and Color Capabilities

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Connex3 technology offers a vast — even daunting — array of capabilities. This white paper will help you maximize its prototyping power in your shop and build colorful, multi-material models.

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PolyJet

FDM and PolyJet 3D Printing: Determining which technology is right for your application

Understanding the differences between FDM and PolyJet is the baseline for selecting the right technology for your application, demands and constraints.

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FDM and PolyJet

Precision Prototyping: The Role of 3D Printed Molds in the Injection Molding Industry

PolyJet technology gives companies the ability to build injection molds in-house, quickly and easily.

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PolyJet

Additive Manufacturing Trends in Aerospace: Leading the Way

Aerospace is a leader in incorporating additive manufacturing into every process, from concepting to near-end-of-life repairs, and its research can benefit a wide spectrum of industries.

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FDM

New Mindset in Product Design

3D printing can accelerate the design process, improve designs and cut costs. Read Stratasys' white paper on 3D printing.

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FDM

Motor Trends

Additive manufacturing (AM) has been crucial in the motor sports world for years. Stratasys details its impact on the race industry.

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FDM

3D Printers vs 3D Production Systems

This paper addresses the capabilities, roles and positioning of systems geared for professional use, clarifying the “typical” roles and strengths of each.

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FDM

3D Printing with FDM

This guide will walk you step by step through the FDM process and its applications.

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FDM

Constant Improvement: The state of additive manufacturing for aerospace

An aerospace expert discusses the state of additive manufacturing  and how FDM technology has advanced the aerospace industry.

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FDM

3D Printing Jigs, Fixtures and Other Manufacturing Tools

Learn how by substituting additive manufacturing for your current methods of making jigs and fixtures, you can reduce cost and accelerate delivery.

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FDM

How to Justify the Cost of a Rapid Prototyping System

To designers, engineers and product managers, rapid prototyping systems are invaluable. Stratasys discusses how to justify costs to decision makers in your company.

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FDM

Measure Twice, Cut Once

In harsh economic times it's essential to maximize prototyping capabilities as efficient as possible. Stratasys discusses how to cut costs without cutting corners.

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FDM

Production Floor Trends

This paper addresses justifying additive manufacturing through jigs & fixtures.

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FDM

The Truth about Speed

This paper explains how speed is a fundamental advantage of 3D printing (or additive manufacturing), which is critical in the race to bring new products to market.

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FDM

Top Five Reasons to Integrate 3D Printing Into Your Product Development Lifecycle

This paper goes through the top five reasons to integrate 3D Printing into your product development lifecycle.

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PolyJet

How to Design Your Part for Direct Digital Manufacturing

Stratasys system engineer Jim Comb walks through the process of designing your parts for direct digital manufacturing.

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FDM

Direct Digital Manufacturing Part One: What is Direct Digital Manufacturing

What is DDM? Stratasys founder Scott Crump details DDM concepts and benefits. Read more on Stratasys.com.

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FDM

Direct Digital Manufacturing Part Two: Advantages and Considerations

In Part Two of our Direct Digital Manufacturing series Scott Crump details the advantages and considerations of DDM technology.

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FDM

Direct Digital Manufacturing Part Three: How to Identify Opportunities

In Part Three of our Direct Digital Manufacturing series, Stratasys Co-founder Scott Crump delves into the opportunities of DDM. See how your business can take advantage of this evolving technology.

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FDM

Direct Digital Manufacturing Part Four: Industries and Applications

Part 4 and the last of our Direct Digital Manufacturing series moves into the applications and industries of DDM. Read more on Stratasys.com.

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FDM

Rapid Manufacturing with FDM in Jig and Fixture Construction

Günter Schmid and Ulrich Eidenschink of BMW discuss the reasons for the use of FDM testing and production jigs and fixtures.

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FDM

Is Now the Time to Try Direct Digital Manufacturing?

This paper goes through the benefits of Direct Digital Manufacturing.

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FDM

Characterization of Material Properties - Fortus ABS-M30

To characterize the effects of time, temperature and environment, Loughborough University performed extensive testing on ABS-M30 thermoplastic.

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FDM

Fortus 360mc-400mc Accuracy Study

To quantify the capabilities of the Fortus 400mc and Fortus 360mc, Stratasys performed an in-depth analysis of accuracy, precision and repeatability. 

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FDM

Fortus 900mc Accuracy Study

Applications beyond concept modeling and general prototyping have stringent demands for qualifying a process' capabilities. Stratasys puts the Fortus 900mc to the test.

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FDM

Thermoplastics The Best Choice for 3D Printing

Since inception the FDM material family has expanded to include ten options, including two engineered thermoplastics. Giving numerous characteristics to cover a wide array of applications.

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FDM

Characterization of Material Properties - Fortus PC

This paper goes through why material properties are an important consideration when evaluating additive manufacturing for advanced applications such as production runs of end-use parts.

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FDM

10 Reasons Multi-Material 3D Printing is Better

This paper goes through the 10 Advantages of Dual Material Jetting.

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PolyJet