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December 6, 2017 5:46 am

3D Printing Enhances and Expands Opportunities in Medical Applications

Medical applications for 3D printing are expanding rapidly and are gradually revolutionizing the delivery of health care. 3D printing is emerging as an efficient and cost effective manufacturing option for customized medical devices such as dental implants, hearing aids, knee implants, surgical instruments, prosthesis and many more. It is poised to disrupt the medical device market by encouraging new entrants, enabling precision planning for surgeries, optimizing device design and development, increasing productivity, reducing cost, and ultimately revolutionizing the standard of care.

By making products that cannot be manufactured in any other way, 3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the standard of care by addressing previously unmet needs. 3D printing has already had a transformative effect on hearing aid manufacturing. Today, 99% of hearing aids that fit into the ear are custom-made using 3D printing. Everyone’s ear canal is shaped differently, and the use of 3D printing allows custom-shaped devices to be produced efficiently and cost-effectively.

3D printing can also offer less costly alternatives to standard treatments, making advanced medical treatment more widely accessible. For example, patients who have multiple chronic diseases could have their medications printed in one multi–dose form that is fabricated at the point of care. Providing patients with an accurate, personalized dose of multiple medications in a single tablet could potentially improve patient compliance.

As a patient-customized, on-demand solution, 3D-printed medical models can lead to mutual benefits for patients, providers and payers. Patient-specific models created through 3D printing have enormous potential to assist clinicians in planning successful surgeries. They can help surgeons make the right decisions up front by determining the feasibility of a procedure, selecting the appropriate surgical approach, and practicing the procedure in a risk-free environment. From a patient perspective, this can translate into a faster recovery and better outcome. Providers benefit from cost savings through reduced operating room time and hospital bed utilization, directly impacting profit margins where reimbursement rates are fixed for a given procedure. A recent study shows that patients who experience surgical complications have 119% higher hospital costs than patients without complications, and payers’ reimbursement costs are 106% higher. The benefits of improved surgical planning are clear.

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November 27, 2017 7:42 am

3D printing to develop cardiovascular instruments more quickly and cost-effectively

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November 21, 2017 8:08 am

Achieving the next level in skiing safety with 3D scanning

Using Creaform’s HandySCAN 3D, Didier’s team was able to significantly reduce the design cycle time. The 3D scanner provided the help needed to facilitate the shape’s integration and improve overall design efficiency and accelerate time-to-market. The size and portability of the scanner allowed SCOTT engineers and industrial designers to 3D model the helmet right in their offices, which also proved to be a significant time saver.

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October 27, 2017 5:57 am

A Remarkable Balance Between Prototype Realism & Functional Performance

3D Printed Full Color Texture Prototypes & Functional Parts with
Stratasys J750

Featuring Digital ABS Plus, a tough, engineering grade material, Agilus 30, an enhanced rubber-like material with excellent surface finish and elongation at break, and VeroFlex.

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October 27, 2017 5:52 am

3D Printing Automotive Innovations – KindigIT Design Creates 3D Printed Parts for the Copper Caddy

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September 25, 2017 6:08 am

Prototype Printed with Nylon12 Carbon Fiber For The Innovative Aerospace Company

The very high strength-to-weight ratio makes this material ideal for design engineers that need to rapidly produce strong, light-weight and rigid components for functional prototyping, reducing prototyping lead-times and costs and helping get new products to market faster.

Omer Bar-Yohay, the CEO of Eviation, being offered the opportunity to experience parts printed using Nylon12 Carbon Fiber to see how he thinks this material could be used within his innovative aerospace company.


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September 21, 2017 8:50 am

Role of 3D Printing in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Cases



3D printing plays a significant role in medical which is a powerful technology that continues to improve medical practice.  Its impact on the treatment of complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) continues to progress towards excellence as the technology advances.

The Jacobs Institute reports that clinical simulation using patient-specific 3D models in JAAA cases is more effective at planning for peri-procedural challenges and complications than standard pre-surgical planning using CTA diagnostic imaging alone. In this study, a patient-specific model was printed on the Stratasys Eden 260 printer using FullCure 930 TangoPlus, a flexible photopolymer with material tensile strength mimicking AAA lumen wall tissue.  Fluoroscopic guided simulation of the patient-specific procedure was performed by interventionists using custom-made endografts and all accessory devices.

The study found that seven out of ten (70%) procedural steps of the original planned procedure based on CTA imaging were changed after simulation on the 3D printed model. Possible complications were identified such as: 1) the need for fenestrated graft realignment during deployment, 2) challenging positioning of a renal stent, 3) identification of the need for a longer renal stent post-deployment, and 4) the necessity to confirm distal body graft ostium access via balloon inflation prior to iliac limb graft advancement. The authors conclude, “These impactful lessons require a surplus of time in a risk-free environment, which are not feasible in a patient procedure.”

The Department of Surgery, São Paulo University Medical School, Brazil finds training with patient -specific 3D models prior to EVAR improved residents’ surgical performance and increased their self-confidence.  Fluoroscopy time, total procedure time, and the amount of contrast used during surgery were significantly reduced when compared with procedures performed by vascular residents trained only according to the routine practice of the institution. The study concludes that 3D models offer a cost-effective solution over virtual or other commercially available simulators.

With advancements in 3D printing technology, the clinical applications continue to evolve.  The Department of Engineering San Sabastian, Spain reports applying multi-material 3D printing technology to enhance the realism of the model using the Objet260 Connex 2 printer based on the PolyJet technology and digital materials FLX9940 and FLX9960 (Stratasys Ltd., Minneapolis, MN, USA) The model produced demonstrated the same mechanical properties as human AAA tissue making it a valuable asset for surgical planning and education.


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August 10, 2017 5:40 am

Legacy Effects Unlocks Movie Magic with Stratasys Connex3 3D Production System

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July 12, 2017 8:31 am

The New Toughest Ever PolyJet Material: Digital ABS Plus

New PolyJet Digital ABS Plus vividly improves the mechanical performance of parts and prototypes for design verification and functional performance testing. For better impact strength, combined with high-temperature resistance, accurate tolerances and superior surface finish. Digital ABS Plus is available in green and ivory on the Connex3, Legacy Connex and Objet1000 platforms.


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June 22, 2017 9:06 am

Stratasys Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator ‘The Factory of the Future’. The Smart FDM 3D Manufacturing System

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June 22, 2017 9:03 am

Additive Manufacturing Shaping the Future of Flight with Aircraft Interior Innovations.

The Infinite-Build 3D Demonstrator is designed to address the demands of aerospace, automotive and other industries for large, lightweight thermoplastic parts with repeatable mechanical properties. It features a revolutionary approach to FDM extrusion that increases throughput and repeatability. The system turns the traditional 3D printer concept on its side to realize an “infinite-build” approach which prints on a vertical plane for practically unlimited part size in the build direction.

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June 12, 2017 9:50 am

Full-Color Multi-Material 3D Printing in Education

Faculty and students across diverse programs draw on 3D printing – from science and mathematics to fine arts and even business – leading to unprecedented levels of collaboration.

3D printing labs like the one at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) are helping lead the way. Their AMPrint Center is equipped with multiple world-class additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies that every discipline and department can use, including the new, cutting-edge capabilities of the Stratasys J750 3D Printer. The full-color, multi-material 3D printer supports innovative applications in nearly every department at RIT, spanning health care to science, design and fine arts to engineering.

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May 18, 2017 6:52 am

Creaform’s new optical coordinate measuring system MaxSHOT Next™ receives Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017!

The MaxSHOT 3D™ optical coordinate measuring system offers the highest measurement accuracy and repeatability for large-scale projects—regardless of user expertise! It’s perfect for any photogrammetry application!

The new optical coordinate measuring system received Red Dot distinction for high-design quality and innovation

D2M Solutions technology partner Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, has recently announced that its latest product innovation is the recipient of the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017, one of the most sought-after international quality marks for good design. The MaxSHOT Next optical coordinate measuring system was selected among 5,500 entries from 54 countries for its high-design quality and innovation.

The new MaxSHOT 3D is designed to provide users, and not just metrology experts, with photogrammetry abilities while enabling them to move freely around the parts thanks to its new design and enhanced capabilities. Building on the product’s portability and unique characteristics that make it ideal for photogrammetry applications, the new MaxSHOT 3D features simple lines that are integrated into a sleek, funnel design that evoke precision:

  • Lightweight proportioned construction and well-balanced center of gravity for maximum freedom of movement.
  • Intuitive grip designed for effortless operations around large parts.
  • Integrated laser indicators that reflects on parts for live feedback, which guides users to take the right pictures.
  • Heat sink optimized with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) heat transfer analysis.
  • Multifunction buttons that ensure increased user efficiency and complete integration with Creaform’s VXelements 3D software platform and application suite.


According to the Red Dot Design Award jury, “The MaxSHOT 3D represents an accomplished interplay of geometric forms. Moreover, thanks to its optimally balanced center of gravity, the device rests well in the hand.”

“The MaxSHOT 3D is a great design at the intersection of form, function, and user experience,” commented Nicolas Lebrun and François Lessard, the two industrial designers behind its design. “Ergonomics were a priority to achieve a product design that is functional and meets application requirements. Since photogrammetry includes taking pictures all around a measured part, from several angles, the device had to be easy and comfortable to operate. The MaxSHOT 3D offers an experience that sets it apart from traditional photogrammetry devices—all the while being a sensible alternative to laser trackers.”

“The MaxSHOT 3D is the third technology in Creaform line-up of metrology solutions to win a Red Dot Design Award,” noted Marco St-Pierre, Vice-President Innovation and Technology at Creaform. “It follows the HandySCAN 3D in 2015 and another quality control solution last year that included the MetraSCAN 3D, HandyPROBE and C-Track, which also caught the eye of the jury.

“Recognition by such a reputable organization is a mark of excellence and a testament to the quality products we strive to develop for our customers,” he adds.



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May 17, 2017 7:00 am

Creaform launches VXelements™ 6.0

Creaform launches VXelements™ 6.0 featuring major improvements for VXinspect™ and VXmodel™, its dimensional inspection and scan-to-CAD software modules


Latest release of powerful proprietary 3D software platform includes increased hardware to software synergy, interoperability with Solid Edge and optical probing capabilities

D2M Solutions technology partner Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced the launch of its latest version of VXelements 3D software platform and suite of applications, bringing a more comprehensive experience for users with unmatched hardware to software synergy for reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and dimensional inspection.

Some of the key additions in both modules include:

  • Optical probing with MaxSHOT 3D: Users can extract entities automatically from targets and combine scan with optical probing data to get more complete inspection results. Even better, it’s possible to get a colormap from best-fit photogrammetry model to CAD files in a simple mouse click.
  • Faster inspection from scan data: With the VXelements improved workflow, alignment methods for enabling surface best-fit constrains and new interactivity in its 3D viewer for feature creation, users have the tools to work faster and smarter.

VXmodel – Scan-to-CAD software module

  • Interoperability with Solid Edge: With a single click, users can now transfer data from VXmodel directly to leading third-party software, including SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Inventor and now Solid Edge, providing even more flexibility and integration into user workflows than before.
  • Alignment optimization: Enables simplified management of its alignment process for projects with multiple STL files.


“The VXelements algorithms seamlessly simplify metrology for users from different levels of expertise so they can access a wide range of powerful new features to improve productivity, time-to-market and operating costs,” explains Daniel Brown, Product Management Director at Creaform. “New software capabilities and improvements made to the VXinspect and VXmodel modules address the industry’s needs for fast highly accurate results—in both design and inspection workflows. We are excited to put more power, as well as user-friendly photogrammetry capabilities, into the users’ hands so they can be confident their results meet their industries’ strict requirements.”

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April 3, 2017 5:14 am

MENA’s first 3D-printed aircraft interior part revealed at GMIS

A landmark pilot project between Siemens, Strata, the UAE’s advanced composite aerostructures manufacturing company, and Etihad Airways Engineering has successfully developed the first aircraft interior part to be designed, certified and manufactured with 3D printing technology in the Middle East, where the process will include training and skills development for UAE citizens.


The part, a plastic frame which surrounds media screens on Etihad Airways aircraft, can be manufactured on demand, cutting production time and eliminating the need for shipping or a locally-stored inventory.


The additive manufacturing technology, known as 3D printing, also removes the requirement to design and build tooling for the manufacturing process, allowing future design updates to be modelled virtually and printed swiftly using existing equipment. The monitor frame was selected for the pilot project because of its complexity and appearance requirements. The 3D-printed parts can be employed in Etihad Airways aircraft immediately.


“This project showcases our joint capabilities in the UAE to design, certify and manufacture parts using the latest technologies. Its importance cannot be understated, as 3D printing enables high flexibility during design and prototyping and short lead times during production. It opens new possibilities to the industry and inspires our talented engineers to make their ideas become a reality,” said Jeff Wilkinson, CEO, Etihad Airways Engineering, during a joint press conference held at GMIS 2017, the world’s first cross-industry forum.


Etihad Airways Engineering has identified great potential for 3D printing technology in aviation to enable faster production of complex and discontinued parts and to allow design improvements by airlines. The design and manufacture of aircraft parts are complex, requiring a stringent certification process to ensure airworthiness and approval for use, according to Wilkinson.


“This technology has the potential to revolutionise the aerospace industry through innovation, while also developing local knowledge and skills,” said Badr Al Olama, CEO of Strata and head of the GMIS organising committee. “We are extremely proud to announce the successful completion of our pilot project, this is a key step towards our goal of deploying 3D printing technology on live applications.”


The timeframe in manufacturing aircraft parts is the primary challenge, Al Olama noted, while explaining that the new project would cut production time for individual parts from 120 days to only a few days.


During the project, Siemens used its global expertise in industrial 3D printing to consult on the selection of materials, testing and the development of the manufacturing processes. Etihad Airways Engineering was responsible for the part’s design and its certification for use in aviation. Strata 3D-printed the part in their Al Ain factory, supported by local partners VPS and D2M Solutions. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) approved the entire process.


“This project is an excellent example of what can be achieved by combining expertise from the right global and local partners,” said Assem Khalaili, Executive Vice President, Industry Customer Services at Siemens Middle East. “Together we have demonstrated the industrialisation of 3D printing technology in the region, paving the way for its use across a range of sectors.”


We believe it will play a key role in strengthening local manufacturing in the Middle East, and we are looking forward to further driving the development of digitalised industry in the region.”
With the successful completion of the pilot project, Siemens and Strata intend to investigate the development of a three-year joint roadmap for the further industrialisation of 3D printing in the UAE, Middle East and North Africa. The roadmap is to include training and skill development for UAE citizens, said Siemens.


The company is also able to integrate the entire additive manufacturing process from end-to-end, with a portfolio including computer-aided design software, control, automation and drive systems and technology for the digital modelling of all processes. Siemens currently uses 3D printing to manufacture parts for industrial gas turbines and rail vehicles, making the design, production and delivery of parts faster, enabling rapid prototyping, manufacturing and repair.


Strata will also continue to explore 3D printing technology in a range of applications in aerostructures including tooling, fixtures and consumables, using both metallic and non-metallic materials.

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April 2, 2017 5:22 am

Creaform HandySCAN 3D scanner now certified by Airbus

Metrology-grade 3D laser scanner is now recognized in the Airbus Technical Equipment Manual (TEM)


D2M’s partner Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced that its flagship metrology-grade portable 3D scanner, the HandySCAN 3D, has been certified by Airbus and will be added to the company’s next Technical Equipment Manual (TEM) release.


This certification comes following the recognition of HandySCAN 3D’s specifications by the French National Laboratory for Metrology & Testing (LNE). Combined with Creaform’s powerful and easy-to-use VXelements software, the scanner can reduce measurement times by up to 80% compared traditional methods.


  • Metrology-grade measurements for aircraft maintenance: Users can digitize dent damage on metallic parts with the accuracy of up to 0.030 mm (0.0012 in.) and a resolution of up to 0.050 mm (0.002 in.) with high repeatability and traceable certificate.
  • Intuitive pass/fail testing: With its intuitive design and real-time software visualization, the 3D scanner ensures ultra-short learning curves so operators can get the critical information they need to regardless of their experience levels. All they have to do is point and shoot!
  • Real-time visualization and portability: Because it is so light and small, it can be used in any work environment, such as a hangar or outdoors, as it adapts to ambient and tarmac lighting. Users can easily perform 3D surface inspection of any part of an aircraft—including on and under wings.


“This certification by an industry leader like Airbus symbolizes Creaform’s commitment to helping the aerospace as much as the automotive industries address their high-level of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) requirements,” said Jérôme-Alexandre Lavoie, Product Manager at Creaform. “With this certification, more and more industry players are turning to Creaform technologies to facilitate and speed up their 3D measurement processes to carry out accurate assessments of aircraft mechanical damage. Our goal is to provide user-friendly and highly advanced solutions to get airplanes back in the skies faster and enable airlines to slash the high costs associated with grounded aircraft.”


Creaform HandySCAN 3D scanners will soon be listed in the Airbus Technical Equipment Manual (TEM) which is referenced in the company’s Structure Repair Manual (SRM) and will apply to Airbus A320, A330/A340, A380, A300/A310 models. In the meantime, quality control engineers and MRO operators looking to improve their turnaround times and profitability can contact us to find out more about the solution.

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March 22, 2017 6:48 am

D2M’s Partner Stratasys Debuts a New Dental 3D Printer for Orthodontics, Offering Extremely High Throughput for Production of Clear Aligners

Stratasys J700 Dental™ is specifically designed for the orthodontics segment, driving accelerated production of clear aligners and setting new benchmarks for performance and speed


Stratasys unveiled the Stratasys J700 Dental™ 3D Printing solution – the fastest PolyJet-based 3D printer for production of clear aligner molds. Driving scalable, on-demand production, the solution addresses increased demand for fast production of 3D printed aligners as the industry incorporates new digital dentistry workflows.


Previewed at the 37th International Dental Show, the Stratasys J700 Dental brings high throughput with lab production rates of more than 400 clear aligner molds per day. The durable VeroDent™ material is ideally suited for accelerated production, greater accuracy, and minimal post-processing. The solution offers seamless digital workflows for large-volume production of patient-specific aligners on the same tray, also reducing requirements for manual post-curing or finishing.


The dental community is one of the fastest adopters of 3D printing technology, transforming highly manual processes in the shift towards digital dentistry. Powering better patient experiences, digital dental models can streamline the scan to in-house production workflow, reduce delivery times and gain more accurate output. These processes lower equipment costs, save time, and boost operations for improved competitive advantage.


“The Stratasys J700 Dental 3D Printer is especially designed for orthodontic labs to achieve high throughput in production of clear aligners. It is custom-built to address demand for large scale capacity, effectively keeping pace with growing segment requirements,” said R. Scott Rader, PhD, GM of Healthcare Solutions at Stratasys. “With the highest levels of throughput, Stratasys is shaping digital dentistry – again.”


3D printed mold for clear aligner (upper left) produced on the Stratasys J700 Dental
3D Printing Solution, and resulting clear aligner (lower right) (Photo: Stratasys Ltd.)


An easy-to-use and clean system, the Stratasys J700 Dental 3D printer reduces requirements for advanced design expertise. Further easing workflows is GrabCAD Print™, permitting users to capitalize on smart default settings, tips and notifications for a more seamless 3D printing process. Customers can work with detailed model views alongside a tray and slice preview to handle all necessary adjustments before even going to print.

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March 17, 2017 6:10 am

The first of a new Stratasys material category in ‘reinforced composites,’ FDM Nylon 12CF a high performance composite material.

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March 16, 2017 6:14 am

The new Agilus30 Rubber-like 3D Printing Material family is ideal for prototyping delicate designs or parts that undergo repeated flexing and bending.

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March 2, 2017 9:04 am

3D Printers in action at Strata, UAE! For the first time ever, interior plane parts have been designed, manufactured and certified in the Middle East – and it’s down to 3D printing.

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February 15, 2017 5:22 am

Stratasys Launches F123 Professional 3D Printer Series. The new Stratasys F123 Series is easy to operate and maintain for all levels of experience.

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February 6, 2017 5:45 am

Cleveland Clinic Discusses the Role of 3D Printing in Complex Liver Surgeries-ARAB HEALTH TV 2017

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February 1, 2017 5:25 am

Stratasys 3D Printing Helps Physicians to Plan Surgeries Effectively – ARAB HEALTH TV 2017

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January 5, 2017 5:03 am

Speedo Reduced Time and Costs in Swim Gear Design with Stratasys Multi-material 3D Printing

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November 28, 2016 5:58 am

Stratasys 3D Printing Makes the Difference: Eyewear Icon Safilo Re-Invents Design, Boosts Time to Market for Fashion Frames

Perfect for Design and Concept Verification: 3D Printed Prototypes Enable Immediate Decision-making

To overcome the bottlenecks associated with traditional manufacturing, Safilo invested in a Stratasys J750 full color, multi-material 3D Printer, which, as well as streamlining the prototyping workflow, also brought with it the opportunity to achieve greater prototype realism than previous methods allowed. Utilizing the 3D printer’s large build tray, the company can produce multiple variations of the frames in the same print job, increasing throughput and securing reduced developmental costs. Not only can the company produce full-color prototypes with textures and intricate designs built into the plastic, but it is able to do so in a fraction of the time.

Using its Stratasys J750 3D Printer, Safilo can now quickly iterate eyewear designs, allowing for more creative experimentation and accelerating time to market

Greater Design Variety, Greater Creativity

Watch the video to learn how Safilo is streamlining its prototyping cycle using the Stratasys J750 multi-material, full-color 3D Printer

The simplified, shorter, and smarter process has not only saved Safilo time, but has opened the door to more creative freedom.

“This is the start of a new age for designers. Thanks to the ability of Stratasys’ full color, multi-material J750 to combine an endless gamut of striking colors with varying levels of transparency, we can produce a number of completely different frames and secure levels of product personalization that were previously unattainable,” says David Iarossi, Safilo Creative Designer and Associate Director for Carrera, Givenchy and Havanianas.  “As you can imagine, in the eyewear industry, personalization is key.

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November 2, 2016 5:59 am

How 3D Printing is leveraged in Greece at the National Technical University of Athens

In this webinar, you will get a glimpse of how Mechanical Engineers at the prestigious National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece’s top technical academic institution, are leveraging 3D printing to aid their projects and enhance their research in multiple departments and disciplines within the School of ME, with a focus on FDM, (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology.

Registrants will receive the recorded version of the webinar.

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October 13, 2016 10:26 am

Schneider Electric to create the Factory of the Future with Stratasys 3D Printers.

Schneider Electric SE, a global specialist in electricity distribution, automation management and the production of installation components for energy management is using multiple Stratasys 3D printers for both prototyping and manufacturing applications.
With a combination of StratasysPolyjet and FDM-based 3D Printers the company is realizing significant production efficiencies and makingcost and time-to-market improvements. Schneider Electric is using 3D printing for a wide range of applications including injection molding and assembly line tooling. The company has a vision to create the Factory of the Future with Stratasys 3D printers. See the video and read more here.

3D printed injection mold with resulting part, produced on a Stratasys Objet Connex 3D Printer. With 3D printing, Schneider Electric is recordingcost and time efficiencies of up to 90%.

Efficient design and engineering of assembly-line tooling

A 3D printed jig, produced using StratasysConnex-based 3D printing, facilitating rapid functional tests and required design iterations on the production line.

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July 29, 2016 9:40 am

3D Printed Vascular Models Helps in Combatting Vascular Diseases

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July 28, 2016 9:42 am

Customized 3D Printed Models for Medical Education and Surgical Training

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June 30, 2016 9:45 am

With Stratasys J750 3D Printer Safilo makes best prototypes in very short time with color, textures and patterns on frame

Introducing Stratasys J750 3D Printer in the Safilo prototyping process where they save time by 60%

Safilo Group is leader in eyewear market segment and is one of the largest manufacturers of sunglasses and optical frames in the world.

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June 20, 2016 8:55 am

D2M Solutions FZE features in a CEO PLUS 2016 Magazine

“Through 3D Printing technology, industry can reap tremendous returns by rapidly creating more innovative products and streamlining manufacturing processes,” says D2M’s Managing Director Alexander Papantoniou.

Click below to read full article on page 34

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May 18, 2016 6:22 am

New Enhancements for FDM 3D Printers! Manufacturing Improvement

Our partner Stratasys is introducing new FDM® enhancements – to make the 3D printing of functional product prototypes, production tools and end-use parts simpler, faster and stronger. New FDM enhancements optimized for aero and auto engineering.

ST-130 is “…ideal for automotive, aerospace and sporting goods industries. The new ST-130 material empowers manufacturers of composite parts with an accelerated, more cost-effective option for sacrificial tooling.”said by Ryan Sybrant, Director, Manufacturing Marketing and Enablement, Stratasys.

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April 5, 2016 7:30 am

Stratasys J750 3D Printer Introduces One-Stop Realism with Full Colors…

The latest great addition to the Objet Connex multi-color, multi-material 3D printer series.

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March 31, 2016 8:06 am

Watch Full Webinar ‘How 3D printing is revolutionizing the Educational sector’

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March 22, 2016 7:24 am

How Design-Assist Models Are Transforming Façades

Zahner is an internationally acclaimed engineering and fabrication company best known for its highl….

One of Zahner’s recent projects, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), demonstrates how supply chain integration can help move complex buildings quickly to completion.

KPF principal Trent Tesch brought Zahner onto the project during its early stages to prove to the owner that the proposed façade — a complex swirling structure of stainless steel ribbons—would indeed be possible to fabricate.

The fabrication team began and lived in a 3D world from the beginning.

“We took the architect’s surface information and built out all of the parts based on their original 3D model,” says Mr. Shannon Cole, Zahner Senior Project Engineer.

The project called for the design of 26-foot long unitized pieces that spanned from one anchorage point to another.

The team relied on CATIA to create knowledge patterns that could be adapted for each element. The CATIA software also enabled Zahner engineers to export and manufacture the parts.

While the process of designing each ribbon was fairly complex and required some design expertise, the fabrication and installation process was much simpler.


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