Stratasys’ new possibilities for additive manufacturing

Stratasys’ new possibilities for additive manufacturing

February 15, 2019

Stratasys Inc

Stratasys is removing complexity from design-to-3D print processes, empowering designers and engineers to embrace new 3D printed possibilities. GrabCAD Print’s Advanced FDM feature is aimed at ensuring design intent via intuitive model interaction to deliver strong, light, and purpose-built parts.

By avoiding CAD-to-STL conversion, users can work in high fidelity and rapidly advance the design-to-3D print process – which can lead to boosting both time-to-market and time-to-revenue. Advanced FDM is designed to speed part production, while maintaining creation of purpose-built parts that minimize weight without compromising strength.

With rich CAD-native build controls, the solution doesn’t require manual generation of complex toolpaths – cutting overall programming times for 3D printing. Intuitive features achieve desired part characteristics through automatic control of FDM build attributes. Engineers easily select areas on native design geometry and specify design attributes – letting Advanced FDM automatically calculate 3D print toolpaths.

Assigning attributes directly to CAD models, users pinpoint areas of strength and rigidity, control infills, ensure sufficient material around holes with inserts, and avoid seams. Since toolpaths are automatically generated from model assignments, the user can expect to spend significantly less time on part setup, without losing strong, high-quality, purpose-built FDM parts.

GrabCAD’s Advanced FDM is available now via download with GrabCAD Print (from versions 1.24) and is supported on the following Stratasys 3D printing systems: F370, Fortus 380mc, Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition, Fortus 450mc, Fortus 400mc, Fortus 900mc, and F900.