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Stereolithography (SLA)

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Stereolithography (SLA)


Stereolithography or “SLA” printing is an early and widely used 3D printing technology. The word is a portmanteau of the Greek words “stereon” (solid), “lithos” (stone) and “graphy”. Also known as additive manufacturing (a method of Rapid Prototyping), 3D printing was invented with the intent of allowing engineers to create prototypes of their designs in a more time effective manner.

technology first appeared as early as the 1970s.  Japanese researcher Dr. Hideo Kodama first invented the modern layered approach to stereolithography by using ultraviolet light to cure photosensitive polymers.

On July 16, 1984, three weeks before Chuck Hull filed his own patent.

Alain Le Mehaute, Olivier de Witte and Jean Claude André filed a patent for the stereolithography process.

The French inventors’ patent application was abandoned by the French General Electric Company (now Alcatel-Alsthom) and CILAS (The Laser Consortium). Le Mehaute believes that the abandonment reflects a problem with innovation in France.

Mr. Hull’s patent described a concentrated beam of ultraviolet light focused onto the surface of a vat filled with a liquid photopolymer. The UV light beam is focused onto the surface of the liquid photopolymer, creating each layer of the desired 3D object by means of crosslinking (or degrading a polymer).

In 1986, Mr. Hull founded the world’s first 3D printing company, 3D Systems Inc. which is currently based in Rock Hill SC.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereolithography

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3d Printing for kids Education

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3d Printing for kids Education


3D printing in curriculum. 3D printing is now for everybody. Kids love to do 3d printing.

Recent case study about STEM program can easily show us how much effect our schools curriculum has now a days.

STEM teachers told about,“I have students who don’t do any kind of work at all, but they’ll do 3D printing. It’s engaging enough that they actually want to complete assignments and show them off. They love it.”

“One of my students told me she now wants to be a biomedical engineer”.

 

http://www.stratasys.com/Education/Grades-K-8

 

The Paris Air Show

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The Paris Air Show

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3d Printing is transferring this generation to next generation with new innovations. The Paris Air Show is full of ideas about next generations aircraft and space vehicle.

We all have curiosity what  will be the next idea, what kind of advanced material will be and how much the cost. 🙂

June 19 – 25, 2017

The Paris Air Show

 

http://www.stratasys.com/en/pas17

 

Dr. 3D Printer ( Fortus Finishing Touch Smoothing Station )

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Dr. 3D Printer ( Fortus Finishing Touch Smoothing Station )
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In our favorite series Dr. 3d printer. We learn making 3d printing more easy for our daily uses.
This time we will learn how to smooth tires.
Fortus Finishing Touch Smoothing Station, makes the surface smooth.
STRATASYS.COM

http://usglobalimages.stratasys.com/Main/Files/Machine_Spec_Sheets/PSS_FDM_FortusFinishingTouch.pdf?v=635784364063378523

http://www.stratasys.com/3d-printers/finishing-touch-smoothing-station

http://www.stratasys.com/contact-us/get-a-quote

 

Stratasys J750 3D Printer

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Stratasys J750 3D Printer

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The Stratasys J750 3D Printer introduces one-stop realism with full colors and multiple materials. The J750’s goal is simple: to put the “rapid” in rapid prototyping. Color comes naturally to the J750: neutrals and neons, shadows and highlights, textures and gradients — over 360,000 colors automatically mapped from your design software for photorealistic models. Users can […]

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3D Printing in Space: A Thermoplastic for Additive Manufacturing from Stratasys

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3D  Printing in Space: A Thermoplastic for Additive Manufacturing from Stratasys

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Equipment used in space encounters extreme environment, for example, large temperature changes in short periods of time, extreme radiations, and so on.  One problem encountered in space is rapid build-up of electrostatic charge.  To address such conditions, Stratasys Advanced Materials has developed ESD PEKK, a thermoplastic for additive manufacturing that has electrostatic dissipative (ESD) qualities.  The ESD properties combined with excellent mechanical and thermal properties makes ESD PEKK suitable for advanced electronics applications, for example, for use in space.

 

Stratasys Blog of ESD PEKK 3D Printing

 

White Paper: Manufacturing with ESD PEKK

 

Super Bowl 50: Whiteclouds Providing 3D-printed brace for Panthers’ Linebacker Thomas Davis

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Panthers’ linebacker Thomas Davis injured his arm before the Super Bowl 50 game.  He had surgery to put metal plate and screws in his arm.  He said “I’ve got two weeks to heal up.  Come on, you know me. I ain’t missing the Super Bowl, you know that.”  However, he may get some help from a 3D printing company Whiteclouds.

Whiteclouds, a 3D printing company obtained a 3D scan of his arm and 3D printed arm brace for him.  The arm brace is made from a blend of plastic and rubber.  The arm brace was 3D printed in 30 hours using Stratasys Connex machines.  Whiteclouds is based in Ogden, Utah.

 

https://www.whiteclouds.com/

 

http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/04/panthers-thomas-davis-3d-printed-brace-super-bowl/

Investing in 3D Printing: 3D Printing Robotics and Technology Fund

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Investing in 3D Printing: 3D Printing Robotics and Technology Fund

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The first ever mutual fund focused on 3D printing and additive manufacturing was started in January 2014 and called 3D printing and Technology Fund.  In June 2015, the fund was renamed to 3D Printing Robotics and Technology Fund.  The fund is managed by 3D Printing Fund Advisers, LLC, with Alan M. Meckler as the Lead Portfolio Manager and John M. Meckler as Co-Portfolio Manager.  The fund can be bought online from  Schwab, Scottrade, Vanguard, or from the fund’s website http://www.3dpfund.com/.  The fund has Institutional Class shares (TDPIX) and Investor Class shares (TDPNX).  The top holdings of the fund include Stratasys, Autodesk, Dassault Systemes, Hewlett-Packard Co., General Electric Co., and so on.  Some of the larger companies such as General Electric Co. are included since they have been acquiring companies focused on 3D printing technology.

This is not an investment advice.  Before investing, please consult the prospectus of the fund.  Please visit the fund’s website (www.3dpfund.com) for further details.

http://www.3dpfund.com

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/3d-printing-technology-fund-changes-111500281.html

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/b/b5dec11f-d64d-4d2e-bb5e-fe956eeeed50

3D Printing for Aircraft Components

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3D Printing for Aircraft Components

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3D printing allows airlines to increase fuel efficiency by decreasing weights of parts at low cost.  Airbus has selected Stratasys technology to use 3D printing build parts for their aircrafts.  This technology was demonstrated at the Paris Air Show which was held in Paris, France from June 15th to June 21, 2015. 3D printing allows creation of parts with complex geometries used in aircrafts.  The technology is used for manufacturing interior components of aircrafts.

https://j2c-com.com/planInteractif/le_bourget_2015/travail/plan.php?lang=gb

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-06-16/how-3d-printing-is-changing-what-planes-are-made-of

 

Digital Dentistry with 3D Printer

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Digital Dentistry with 3D Printer

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3D printing is playing a significant role in dental and orthodontic labs because 3d printers can do fast and good quality production.  With the help of CAD/CAM design 3d printers can make crowns, bridges, and orthodontics appliances.  Stratasys provides 3D printing dental solutions including the Object260 Dental Selection 3D Printer.

http://www.stratasys.com/industries/dental#sthash.2v2l8cyB.dpuf

https://www.renishaw.com/en/renishaw-enhancing-efficiency-in-manufacturing-and-healthcare–1030

http://www.air-cosmos.com/2015/03/09/29985-new-objet260-dental-selection-3d-printer-takes-digital-dentistry-realism-and-precision-to-the-next-level

 

 

 

 

3d Printer with Multicolor from Stratasys

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3d Printer withObjet500 Connex3r from Stratasys

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Stratasys has announced a multi-material 3D Printing in colors called Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer.  Stratasys unveiled the  3d printer at SolidWorks World in San Diego California.  The new 3D printer uses a triple jetting technology for combining colors and materials. The printer will cost around $330,000.

 

http://blog.stratasys.com/2014/01/27/objet500-connex3-color-multi-material-3d-printer/

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2429964,00.asp

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-25878078

3D printing Changing the World

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3D Printing Companies Stocks are higher more than 100% in last year and this year. Companies like Stratasys ,Voxeljet, and ExOne are some of them.

If you want to read more about them they have website.