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Category: Additive Manufacturing

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How to Design High-Performance Filters for Additive Manufacturing

Filtering contaminants from high-temperature and high-pressure flows can often justify the use of additive manufacturing, especially when the performance enhancements provided by advanced design techniques are considered. This article demonstrates this through two…

Jonathan Harris
May 6, 2021

Design Brief: 3D Printed Casting of 3-Foot Long Robot Arm

3D printed sand casting molds and cores are changing the way high-performance, large metal parts are manufactured today. Additive manufacturing is enabling modern foundries to produce complex metal parts in rapid lead times.…

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
May 4, 2021 • 9 min read

Stratasys | nTopology Design Competition: Jigs & Fixtures

Join us for a 6-week engineering competition to show your most innovative and impactful, additively manufactured fixture or tool design and win big.

Sam Lindsay
April 29, 2021

The 2021 nTopEd Challenge Winners Announced

Today, we are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2021 nTopEd Challenge. The challenge had an exceptional reception from students all around the world, submitting diverse projects spanning from engineering and product…

Lizabeth Arum
April 13, 2021

The FDM Fixture Generator is Expanding: Introducing the Masking Module

The second module of the FDM™ Fixture Generator is now available to all. This time the focus is on 3D printed fixtures for masking applications. The tools created from the collaboration between Stratasys…

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
March 26, 2021 • 3 min read

How Strong is a Space Wrench? Finite Element to Failure: High-Performance, Real-World Parts

The founding mission of polySpectra is straightforward: to create engineering-grade materials for additive manufacturing that help designers, inventors, and engineers make their ideas real. That last word is really key for us. We…

Raymond Weitekamp, PhD
March 5, 2021

Topology Optimized Carbon Fiber Polypropylene Parts are “Taking-Off”!

Additive manufacturing (AM) has enabled the production of designs that were thought to be impossible 25 years ago. The impressive fact is that these additive-based technologies continue to advance and improve at a…

Jake Fallon
March 2, 2021

Critical Design for Additive Manufacturing and the Translucent Giant

Designers are curious creatures who have been messing with computers for a very long time. In this article, I'll explore how lessons learned in my earlier days of working with parametric modeling and…

Onur Gun
March 1, 2021

Copper Additive Manufacturing for Heat Exchanger Design

Commercially pure copper is a highly desirable material for heat exchangers and electrical components due to its excellent thermal and electrical properties. While these properties are beneficial for the application, they also turn…

Duann Scott
February 25, 2021