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3D Printed Surgical Tools by Objective3D Parts

Simon Talbot and the team at Allegra Orthopaedics Limited help showcase the latest developments in orthopaedic surgery using 3D printed aides. Manufactured by Objective 3D Parts division using Stratasys's latest material offering - Ultem 1010. Warning: Not for the squeamish.



Stratasys PolyJet Multi-Material 3D Printing

OVERVIEW For the few products made of one material and color, prototyping and production can be a one-step process. However, most products are assemblies, comprised of several parts that are typically made from different materials, in more than one color (Figure 1). Each part must be individually machined, molded or cast in the desired material and color and then assembled together. Painting and decorative operations may also be necessary to complete the product.
Figure 1:  3D printed calculator with a rigid housing, clear display and soft- touch keys with printed characters.
APPLICATION OUTLINE Multi-material 3D printing creates prototypes that simulate final- production parts in a single operation, which improves functional evaluations and overall appearance. Using PolyJet™ Connex™ technology, a single part can have a variety of mechanical properties, colors and levels of opacity and durometer. This unique technology is fast and efficient when creating prototypes with features that exe…

Objective3D Service Bureau Helps You Find the Right Technology for Your Application

There’s more than one way to build an idea. Today’s advanced 3D printing and advanced manufacturing processes boast fantastic design feats, which can make it difficult to determine the right manufacturing technology for your project. However, 3D printing isn’t a one-size-fits all technology. That’s why Objective3D Service Bureau (ANZ's largest additive manufacturing centre) offers all the major 3D printing processes in-house alongside our advanced conventional manufacturing solutions. To learn more about which technology is best for your manufacturing project, check out some of the pros and cons of each process and hear from our Stratasys partnered engineers on their favorite technologies below.
PolyJet


Pros: A material jetting process, PolyJet builds in layers as thin as 0.0006” which gives PolyJet parts a smoother surface right off the machine when compared to other 3D printing processes. PolyJet is capable of building hybrid, multi-material parts with a range of durometers and m…

3D Printing allows us to fabricate objects we never could with traditional manufacturing.

3D printing isn’t just for making unique stuffed animals or weird fake meat. It allows us to fabricate objects we never could with traditional manufacturing. Here are some of the incredible things we can print now, which were nearly impossible to make before.

Personalised Car Parts
3D printing can make car parts that are custom-built for the driver’s body and comfort: an ergonomic steering wheel, for example. Last month, Fortune reported Ford’s partnership with California-based 3D printing company Carbon3D. The automakers themselves can benefit from 3D printed parts, too. Instead of the ol’ Ford assembly line, engineers can make manufacturing and design more iterative with 3D printed materials, since prototyping suddenly becomes faster and cheaper and testing becomes more frequent and thorough.

You see, many products — from drinking cups to video game consoles to car parts — are created in a process called “injection moulding.” That’s when a material, like glass or metal or plastic, is…

Makerbot Starter-Lab: Reach a new level of cutting-edge innovation.

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Webinar on Demand: 3D Printed Rapid Tools for Injection Molding

Learn how 3D printed molds can cut turnaround time for your injection molded (IM) prototypes. We will discuss when 3D printed molds are a best fit, material selection and customer stories, as well as process limitations and tips for successful molding.

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Presented By
Nadav Sella – Solutions Sales Manager, Stratasys

Nadav Sella has worked for Stratasys for six years. He started as an Application Engineer at Objet, then managed Pre-Sales and Applications for the Emerging Markets, including Latin America. Today he manages worldwide Solutions Sales for the tooling market. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from Bar-Ilan University.
What You Will Learn

The role and value of 3D printed Injection Molding toolsWhich materials are best suited for useHow other companies are using 3D printed Injection Molding toolsTips for successful design, production, fitting and finishing
Who Should Attend Engineering managers & directors Manufacturing e…

3D Printing Aids Babies Healing from Flat Head Syndrome

We have heard about many groundbreaking applications of 3D printing in the medical arena — far too many to list here. Simply stated, 3D printing’s ability to produce quality products customized from body scans to the exact specifications of the patient, positions the technology to make great contributions in a variety of medical and dental applications. Recently “headway” is being made around the use of 3D printing for “CranioCaps” to treat a condition in infants’ known as Flat Head Syndrome.





In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics launched a campaign called skull2“Back to Sleep” to raise awareness about placing infants on their backs while sleeping, in order to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). While this has helped reduce SIDS cases, more and more infants now sleep on their backs — potentially leading to what is commonly called Flat Head Syndrome. Flat Head Syndrome is a condition that occurs when a baby positions his or her head the same way repeatedly. This position…