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The wonderful thing about 3D Printing is that when you find really cool Halloween decorations online all you have to do is download the CAD or STL file, send it to the 3D printer and press GO! Take advantage of the amazing brand new Stratasys J55 PolyJet 3D printer! In doing so, we’ll learn about a fascinating process using an advanced image editing software which can be applied to all sorts of projects… especially on Halloween festivities!

Take a look at how Designer Engineer Rob Greer, CSWP from Javelin 3D printed Halloween decorations to scatter around their office.

 

 

He used grabcad.com and thingiverse.com to search for models related to Halloween. He then came across some spiders that looked cool as well as a black cat in a witch’s hat, and also found a really cool pumpkin. He printed the spiders in white using the uPrint SE Plus and I used the Fortus 450mc to print the cat in black ABS.

After the spiders finished he changed the material in the uPrint SE Plus to print the pumpkin in black ABS. Now he can decorate his desk and shows off his Halloween spirit!

 

Another designer from Trimech created 3D printed spooky translucent parts using Stratasys PolyJet technology.

The J55 is an incredible new spin on the PolyJet 3D printing technology. This printer can utilize five materials at once, so our typical configuration is White, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta and Clear. This puts this machine very close to the capabilities of what its big brother, the J850 can do.

What really makes the J55 stand out though, is that it implements a build tray that looks like a record player’s turntable, as opposed to the traditional fixed tray with a head that moves on an x/y axis, accomplishing several things:

 

Using the J55 to Print Translucent Halloween Parts   

For Halloween, the designer used the J55 and our combination of advanced 3D CAD/photo manipulation software to map a little toy ghost with both advanced full-color textures and also incorporate transparency. In incorporating transparency, it doesn’t mean making a section of it clear and the rest of it opaque. Instead, what it means is that producing a gradient transition, so that the top of the ghost stays opaque, but as we move lower, the part will become increasingly transparent, until its very bottom is clear! Though the part is designed in SOLIDWORKS, the designer generated a VRML file that will open in Adobe Photoshop.

 

 

There are other interesting Halloween designs in this GrabCAD blog where you’ll have access to millions of CAD files and the best 3D printers on the market from Stratasys. 

 


 

Is the Stratasys J55 right for you?

Call us free at (+63) 998 597 3593  and get your questions answered.

 

Norde International is the official solutions partner of Stratasys, Ltd. – a world leader brand in providing three dimension (3D) printing and additive manufacturing (AM) solutions.

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Now that health is on everyone’s agenda, either you are concerned about your customers are becoming more green sensitive, or simply you care about your operators, you may be interested to learn more about the key health and environmental advantages of HP Latex against eco-solvent technology.

Let’s be clear: eco-solvent inks (by the way, ‘eco’ comes from economic, not ecological) are by definition made of a solvent vehicle, which can be hazardous and needs to be evaporated and carefully controlled. While we have seen an improvement in the smell of eco-solvent inks, but that doesn’t mean that they are safer. In fact, they still carry the ‘dangerous goods’ logos in the cartridges, indicating the risk of health issues for anyone exposed to them because of its toxic fumes.

 

 

In contrast, HP Latex inks are water-based, meaning that the main vehicle is water instead of solvent. Some competitors may argue that water-based inks scratch off prints easily but the thing is, HP Latex inks have sophisticated formulations, containing many other components like humectants, which ensure that the print head keeps wet, surfactants that allow the ink to better adhere to uncoated substrates, and the anti-scratch agent that protect the print once cured. The best part is, none of those components are hazardous in the quantities we use in the ink or to print. Below are the key considerations for selecting HP Latex printing over eco-solvent printing from printingnews.com.

 

Instant dry, same day delivery

In today’s competitive environment, turnaround time to deliver an order is critical. Most of the applications produced with eco-solvent are laminated, and before applying the lamination, prints must be ‘degassed’ for 24-48 hours to avoid the appearance of bubbles and other artifacts.

Alternatively, HP Latex inks are ready to finish and ship as soon as they come out of the printer as there are no solvents to evaporate.

And they don’t smell.

 

More applications, high image quality and enhanced durability

When comparing eco-solvent and HP Latex print service providers (PSPs) need to consider the media breadth and application coverage. This is one of the most important benefits of latex compared to eco-solvent, due to the huge range of flexible materials, coated and uncoated, that you can print with HP Latex. It’s not only about doing vinyl and banners, but expanding to films, papers, textiles, canvas, wall paper and others.

Both eco-solvent and HP Latex give excellent image quality and color gamut that’s almost photo-realistic. However, the big advantage of HP Latex is its ability to get high quality and sustain it print after print across a wide range of applications, thanks to the printers’ automatic maintenance and calibrations.

Print durability is also a major competitive differentiator. Let’s consider two aspects of durability: light fade and scratch resistance. Regarding light fade, both eco-solvent and HP Latex use pigmented inks and as a result give similar light fade performance. What is unique to the third generation of HP Latex Inks is their scratch resistance. Eco-solvent prints are easy to scratch – just try it with your finger nail – so most of the time you will need to laminate them.

 

Better for customers, operators and the environment

Eco-solvent inks are by definition made of a solvent vehicle, which can be hazardous, and need to be evaporated and carefully controlled. While we have seen an improvement in the smell of eco-solvent inks, that doesn’t mean they are safer. They still carry the ‘dangerous goods’ logos in the cartridges.

Some competitors claim that latex inks contain solvents, with the aim to create confusion. HP Latex inks are sophisticated formulations, containing many components which ensure that the printhead stays wet, surfactants, which allow the ink to better adhere to uncoated substrates, and the anti-scratch agent, which protects the print once cured. None of those components are hazardous in the quantities used in the ink or to print. HP has internal experts that actively design the inks so that they are compliant with most demanding regulations.

 

No cost trade-offs

Although most people care about environmental sustainability, they are not as willing to pay more for a sustainable print. With HP Latex, we make sure that prints do not cost more to produce. With each new generation of HP Latex Printers, we have reduced the energy required to cure the ink by half, to the point of making it a non-issue. We also price all our inks and consumables to have a comparable or even better cost per page than original eco-solvent inks, and we have introduced bigger supplies to meet the needs of demanding customers.

 


 

HP Latex technology is unique, combining more advantages into one technology than any competitive alternative, making it the first choice in today’s market for printing flexible signs, display graphics and interior decoration.

Is the HP Latex right for you?

Call us free at (+63) 998 597 3593  and get your questions answered.

 

Staying ahead in the printing world means investing in new technology and innovation, such as the ability to print on both rigid and flexible substrates with water-based inks. HP’s revolutionary Latex R Printer series offers your customers the ability to showcase their products or services in unique and inventive ways with the glossiest white and the most vibrant colors on rigid substrates.

The new portfolio introduces the new entry-level HP Latex R1000 model, offered at an attractive entry price point. Additionally, HP has introduced improvements across the portfolio. The R Series printers now enable customers to benefit from higher productivity and efficiency.

Software productivity advancements include expanded queue management capability and automated updates. More efficient multi-sheet media loading and handling will help significantly boost output. These upgrades will be available to existing R Series printer customers.

The R series will also boost the capability of Print Service Providers (PSPs) to grow applications such as custom short-run packaging, POP corrugated displays, and printed thermoforming, benefitting from fine details and saturated color image quality on cardboard stock and amazing HP Latex ink elongation capabilities when producing thermoformed printer parts.

 

“With the new HP Latex R Printer series 2020 edition, large format print service providers will benefit from new levels of performance. They will also be able to expand to fast-growing applications, such as short-run special packaging and printed thermoforming for which HP Latex inks technology delivers top-quality performance,” said Guayente Sanmartin, general manager, HP Large Format Graphics Business, HP Inc.

 

Revolutionary Technology

HP Latex combines more advantages into one technology than any competitive alternative.

 

Application Versatility 

Print on your choice of substrates and get scratch-resistant, durable prints with HP Latex Inks.  With our high-efficiency curing system, prints come out dry and ready-to-use.

 

 

 

High Quality and Productivity 

Get the color, quality, and consistency you expect with HP Latex printheads and the spectrophotometer. HP Latex Optimizer and our Optical Belt Advanced System enable high quality even at the highest productivity levels.

 

 

End-to-End Sustainability

Embrace a more sustainable approach with water-based inks and recyclable HP ink cartridges. Odorless prints allow you to reach new indoor spaces, previously untapped by solvent and UV inks.

 

 

 

Get to know more about the R Series

 

HP Latex R Printers powers PSPs with ultimate versatility for one technology to achieve the same look across rigid and flexible campaigns. A single ink set delivers vibrant HP Latex color gamut along with the industry’s glossiest white. HP’s White Latex Ink set an industry first by developing an innovative system that recirculates the white ink to avoid settling. The R Series printer portfolio includes:

 

The R Series rigid substrate capabilities include paper and plastic foamboard, PVC foam, corrugated board, acrylic, polycarbonate, compressed cardboard, honeycomb board, aluminum composite panel, and wood. Roll substrates include PVC banner, self-adhesive vinyl, coated paper, polypropylene, polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyester, textiles, and canvas.

 

HP Latex R printing lets you transform almost any surface, providing you infinite possibilities for your business. With a trusted brand like HP, your business can open a whole new world of opportunities. For inquiries, you can talk to our product specialist at 0998-597-3593, or email us at [email protected]

 

Looking to make some extra money with a side hustle? Wondering how you can turn your ideas into additional income? Ever desire to be your own boss? The product personalization industry is booming even before the pandemic, and those with graphic design skills or an existing customer base have a head start on the competition. If you’ve ever considered making your side hustle a full time job, or ever wanted to profit from your hobbies, we’d like to help you along on your small business path.

The following contains incredibly useful information on the machines, applications and mindset you need to succeed in product personalization, apparel decoration and graphics customization.

 

THE PEOPLE STARTING CUSTOMIZATION BUSINESSES AND THE DEVICES THEY USE

 

When we talk about small customization businesses, we could be describing many different kinds of people. These could be people who work from their home, garage, or small office with one or two employees, or even a larger office or shop with up to ten employees. It’s not easy to define and there’s no peso amount that represents a small business. However, here at Norde, we would say that a typical small business that uses Roland machines is one that produces custom printed items for internet and store resale or produces short-run, on-demand graphics for local clients.

We also think that within this small business definition, there are distinct groups. These include the Etsy store owner who’s selling customized products to friends, family members, and internet visitors; small shop or garage businesses who are making small banners, small apparel runs, and decals for online or local markets; and even full, in-house graphics production with print, lamination and installation, and a growing client list.

The following personas, based on actual individuals, illustrate just some of the people who are starting a personalization business and succeeding with Roland equipment. You’ll most likely see some elements of yourself in all of these individuals and the Roland machines to suit your start-up needs.

 

ONCE AN ENTREPRENEUR HAS DECIDED WHAT THEY WANT TO SELL… THEY CAN CHOOSE THE TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTION.

 

Roland small business expert, Kitt Jones, says:

All small businesses need to decide who they are selling to, what channels they will sell through and what products or services they will sell. Are they going to be selling online? Are they going to be putting up point-of-purchase displays in stores? Will they be customizing products for resale? Will they be wrapping vehicles? If, let’s say, you’re a stay-at-home parent who wants to start a customization business then it’s probably not that difficult to identify your market when you go to birthday parties, weddings, family gatherings, and school events. These are all potential outlets for you and places to sell your product.

Once an entrepreneur has decided what they want to sell and to whom, then they can choose the appropriate technology for production. Whether it’s printing on saw blades, putting decals on phone cases, printing on keychains, creating shirts for school programs, Roland machines are the bridge between the customization market you’ve identified and actually producing custom items to sell to friends, family members, other businesses, online customers, and so forth.

 

 

Recommended Technology: Direct-to-Garment Printer

 

Recommended Technology: 12” UV flatbed printer Direct-to-garment printer, Direct-to-garment printer, Laser decorator

 

Recommended Technology: Direct-to-garment printer

 

 

TECHNOLOGY MADE FOR SUCCESS

HOW ROLAND TECHNOLOGY IS MADE FOR HOME BASED BUSINESS SUCCESS— MACHINES

The following Roland machines help small business start-ups produce custom items for branding, printed promotions, and personalized products. Many people have started with Roland desktop machines and built full-production businesses with multiple employees and locations. These machines can be your starting point to something big.

 

VersaUV LEF-12i

BENCHTOP UV FLATBED PRINTER

Print directly onto products and materials that include, plastic, leather, canvas, metal, and wood and add stunning Gloss finishes and 3D embossed effects.

The VersaUV LEF-12i fits easily on any desktop and offers on-demand production at any location to make it the perfect choice for small business users at a desk, kiosk, craft fair, store or event.

 

Applications

Products: Stationary, Giftware, Golf balls, Phone and Tablet cases, Powerbanks, Phone pop-ups,  Coasters, Hockeypucks

Small signs and trophies: ADA signs, Directional signs, Name badges, Awards and plaques,

Glass Tile and Acrylic: Glassware, Bottles, Ornaments, Tiles, Ceramic décor

Art and Promotions: Art canvasses, Picture frames, Wood boards, Photo boards

Metal: Jewelry, Boxes, Buckles, Bottle openers, Hunting items

Leather and Fabric: Bags, Purses, Shoes, Cases, Leather bound books

 

 

VersaStudio BT-12

DIRECT-TO-GARMENT PRINTER

The BT-12 is the perfect machine for those who want to get into apparel decoration quickly andeasily. It has a simple 4-stepprocess that takes you minutes to customize t-shirts and other cotton items without the fuss, effort, or mess of traditional garment printmethods.

 

At a small price point and with little effort, you can print full-color apparel for your friends, family and customers.

 

Applications

Apparel: T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Polo shirts, Vests, Children’s hoodies

Infant clothing: Onesies, Baby bibs, Baby rompers

Pet accessories: Dog bandanas, Pet vests

Décor: Wallart, Pillowcases, cushions

Other fabric accessories: Bandanas, Dish cloths, Aprons, Handkerchiefs

 

 

STARTING A SMALL GRAPHICS CUSTOMIZATION BUSINESS

 

The time is right, the time is now! Make the decision to start your business today. There are always excuses and things to take your attention away from your goal of starting your own business, but you need to be positive and take that leap of faith into becoming your own boss and the captain of your own business destiny.

For more ideas and information on getting your Home Based Business started, talk to our product specialist at 0998-597-3593, or email us at [email protected]

 

In the Philippines, September – or the start of BER months – is considered the start of the Christmas countdown. It may seem a bit early to be thinking about ornaments and presents but in our culture, BER month is the most heated time of year for most brands. Although this year’s holiday season may seem a bit different because of everything that has been going all over the world, customers – especially Filipinos, still want to feel the hope and joy that this season brings.

Clients are packed in available stores – with social distancing in mind – and website traffic is going through the roof. But in all that commotion, when is the best moment to start preparing? If you’re a business owner, the Holidays have been on your mind for quite some time now. There’s a whole lot of marketing to do and some strict deadlines to meet. So the real question is, how do you stand out among the competition? Your answer this year lies in creating a special line of packaging in preparation for Christmas.

Packaging is one of these elements that you can – and should – plan well in advance. In the end, Christmas is the ultimate challenge for all eCommerce owners, retailers and marketers alike.

For print service providers, you can now create custom gift wrap with HP Indigo printers, or HP Latex print and cut solutions with little to no investment. Technology is making personalization widespread for a vast array of products and services. HP allows consumers to personalize their gifts with photos, text and images for every occasion especially this Christmas season. Below are several benefits of implementing a special line of packaging using HP digital technologies that will provide a new profitable market opportunity this coming holiday season.

 

Festive packaging refreshes your brand image

A successful holiday packaging design isn’t one that uses generic seasonal imagery – it’s when a brand has put its own spin on the holidays. This is much more unique and memorable to consumers, and ensures that important brand elements aren’t lost in your refresh. For example, when reds, greens, and metallics make up the usual seasonal color palette, choosing something different will really stand out!

Photo courtesy: Kinga Offert

 

 

Allows you to create special variants of your product

As a brand creating an exclusive line of products for Christmas, you can take your product shelf appeal to the next level with customized graphics, images, colors and text that integrates your new flavors or new variants of your product. HP Mosaic of HP Indigo allows for hyper-customization of your packaging and labels. We have the ability to produce totally unique and customized versions so every single unit is 100% unique. Studies show that this uniqueness is exactly what younger consumers now want.

 

Photo courtesy: Design / Art Direction: Katerina Teterkina, Openmint | Visual: Nikita Bukoros

 

Creates an opportunity to surprise your customers

When your customers open a box, they expect this moment to a memorable experience. How to conjure those sparks?

One of the ways is printing a little something inside the box. Provoke your customer and create an intriguing mystery around your product. Let the customer discover the product, with your design leading the path!

 

Photo courtesy: https://packhelp.com/

 

 

Emphasizes the special holiday offer

Creating a special line of packaging creates a whole new level of engagement with your customers and strengthens your brand. It emphasizes the special holiday offer especially when you create eye-catching variation on the shelf, it can also be used to create collectable items each with its own customized element. You can use promo tags or quotes to create unique text on each package. This makes each purchased item “special” to the consumer.

 

Photo courtesy: Client: Innisfree – Project Direction: Innisfree Design Team | Art Direction & Design: Charry Jeon
Photography: Kiwoong Hong

 


 

The bottom line

Holiday packaging doesn’t just enhance the appearance of your products – it also provides a valuable service to your customers. It’s these kinds of interactions that consumers will remember long after the festive season is over.

Businesses mustn’t think of the holidays just as a seasonal jump in sales – the key to long-term success is transforming holiday traffic into repeat business. If you play your cards right, holiday packaging can positively impact your business into the new year and beyond!

Don’t miss these many benefits of the HP digital technologies:

For inquiries, email us at [email protected], or contact: 0998-597-3593

A breakthrough in medical 3D printing for surgical training and medical device development.


 

Gone are the days when cadavers or animals are used for medical training and surgical preparation, now that Stratasys has introduced a Digital Anatomy 3D Printer that recreates actual tissue response, lets users focus on specific pathologies, and develops new medical devices before using them on patients!

Traditionally, medical professionals have a choice of testing their surgical procedures on animals or any reality models that have significant limitations, such as cadaver models that requires a controlled environment –– that some of which may raise ethical concerns. But with the new J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer, Stratasys gives surgeons a more realistic training environment in no-risk settings. Stratasys’  Healthcare Business Unit Head Eyal Miller also anticipates that J750 will enable medical device makers to improve how they bring products to market by performing design verification, validation, usability studies and failure analysis with these new models.

The concept of 3D printing in medicine is much more relevant today in terms of improving patient education, diagnosis, and treatment in this pandemic. We are confident that this transformative technology that J750 brings will inspire creativity, learning and innovation through collaborative interactions of health professionals and engineers in the fight against COVID-19. Below are just some of the solutions of J750 and how it builds on Stratasys’ growing success in the healthcare market, both with medical practitioners and device makers.

 

 

FUNCTIONAL MODELS FOR TRAINING AND TESTING

Based on real patient imaging, 3D printed models mimic a variety of tissue properties in a single print. This heart model features functioning cords, annulus, and valves with leaflets, created with the J750 Digital Anatomy Printer’s cardiac application. It combines the ultra-soft TissueMatrix™ material with Agilus30™ to mimic the feel and response of myocardium, giving realistic haptic feedback during device insertion and deployment.

 

 

VISUAL MODELS FOR DEMONSTRATION AND LEARNING

Conduct clinically relevant training anywhere on realistic anatomical models customized for virtually any clinical scenario. Provide a memorable, hands-on experience with customized models that represent specific pathologies and mimic human tissue and bone. Multi-material 3D medical printing creates accurate, versatile models in less time and at a fraction of the cost.

 

 

 

3D PATIENT-SPECIFIC MODELS FOR SURGICAL PLANNING

Surgical planning with 3D patient-specific models can improve clinical outcomes and procedural economics driving significant savings and financial benefit to the hospital. Stratasys Medical Experts developed a Return on Investment (ROI) framework that can be customized to any hospital. The pharmacoeconomic analysis demonstrates how a 3D printing program can positively impact hospital costs, improve efficiencies and provide new revenue opportunities. Find out the true value 3D printing can bring your hospital.

 

 

MATERIALS

The Stratasys J750 Digitial Anatomy Printer features three new specialized resins.

 

GelMatrix™ resin
TissueMatrix™ resin
BoneMatrix™ resin
Full PolyJet range
Gel-like support material for easy removal from blood vessels. Inner diameter as small as 1 mm and wall thickness as low as 1.5 mm. The softest translucent material commercially available. Ideal for replicating the look and feel of heart tissue. A strong, yet flexible, material with memory to maintain its shape.

 

The J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer comes with our full PolyJet range, helping you achieve a level of realism never seen before.

 

 

For more information on the new J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer and how 3D printing is transforming healthcare, please see https://norde.com.ph/products/stratasys-j750-j735/

 


 

Norde International is the official solutions partner of Stratasys, Ltd. –– a global leader brand in additive manufacturing or 3D printing technology and is the manufacturer of FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D printers. The company’s technologies are used to create prototypes, manufacturing tools, and production parts for industries, including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer products and education.

 

Contacts

Stratasys Corporate & North America
[email protected]
+1 612-364-3208

Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Jonathan Wake / Miguel Afonso, Incus Media
[email protected]
+44 1737 215200

Mexico, Caribe
[email protected]
00+52 (55) 15349791

Asia Pacific and Japan
Alice Chiu
[email protected]

Brazil, Central America and South America
[email protected]
+55 (11) 2626-9229

 

During these turbulent times, individuals and businesses are required to reexamine many decisions and choices that were previously done without a second thought. Staying indoors all day long and dealing with a new reality forces us all to deal with the impact of our actions on the environment. It’s interesting to see how the idea of social distancing has actually brought us closer together as an industry and global community.

If you’re looking for new ways to increase the positive impact of your retail business, here are three ideas: 

 

Be kinder to your neighbors

The massive number of unused garments that are thrown away each year are believed to make up 7% of all landfills globally. This devastating amount often finds its way to third-world countries that are forced to suffer the polluting consequences of western shoppers. If there’s one thing we’ve learned during the current global outbreak, it’s that we are all part of a global community where one person’s actions affect the rest of the state and even the world. Minimizing fashion waste is a step that must be taken.

 

Be kinder to your business

Let us not forget that wasted garments cost a lot of money to make. With such a large amount never fulfilling its destiny, businesses invest plenty of money and effort for no reason at all. The result is a business that suffers from cost-efficiency issues of overproduction, unnecessary utility expenses, wasted materials, and more. With the current crisis affecting so many businesses and individuals financially, we can no longer overlook this costly situation. 

 

Be kinder to the environment

Wasted fashion items hurt our blue planet in many different ways. They fill landfills, use polluting chemicals and materials, waste a lot of water, and demand packaging that adds to all of the above. Many businesses need to recreate their manufacturing process so that it takes every factor into account.

 

The solution: Print on demand

Print on demand makes so much sense, it’s hard to believe that it’s a relatively new concept in retail. Instead of printing huge amounts of items and hoping to sell as many as possible, we switch things around and only print what was already purchased. Faster and smarter printing technologies enable us to respond to shoppers’ needs in real-time and save us the need to prepare stock in advance.

The eco-friendly result saves time, money, water, energy, and a lot of heartaches. In addition, Kornit’s printing process uses environmentally friendly materials that are kinder to the environment on any level.

 

 

 


As a leader in the apparel and fashion industry, Kornit considers sustainability to be a core company value and invests great effort and resources in minimizing the company’s environmental footprint.

Kornit operates in a sustainable, responsible manner by developing digital printing solutions that are inherently more environmentally-friendly than both traditional and other digital printing methods in the industry. Kornit’s products meet the highest sustainability standards with zero wastewater and a low carbon footprint, enabling on-demand printing that fits today’s consumer culture.

At NORDE, we work hard to embrace the latest innovations in order to continuously improve the sustainability levels of our solutions, as well as to empower the community.

 

Designers, educators and the medical community all share a common objective: design more brilliantly with truer color and touchable texture, to deliver more realistic prototypes, projects and models.

Having the right tool for the job makes all this possible, especially when that tool can save you money, make you more efficient and bring your design to life more quickly.

Additive manufacturing, widely known as 3D printing, has helped businesses, educators, health care providers and researchers improve the way they design, manufacture and perform research. 3D printing can make the impossible possible with the ability to manufacture complex parts not achievable with traditional processes such as machining or injection molding. This additive process can create models, prototypes, tools and some finished products faster and with fewer constraints.

A 3D printer won’t solve all of the world’s problems, but it can deliver unprecedented design freedom and prototypes that look and feel as real as the real thing.

Get a closer look at the Stratasys J750 3D Printer and how it makes an impact in virtually any industry and discipline.

 

Creating Better Products, Faster

Consumer products make up a significant portion of the world’s economic trade volume. Put another way, almost everything you touch on a daily basis, from a toothbrush to the shoes on your feet, falls under the umbrella of a consumer product.

 

Realism in Consumer Products

Challenge:

A consumer products designer needs realistic and convincing concept models and prototypes to win the customer’s approval and support for the design. She needs several models,  each with different characteristics to aid the customer’s decision. The rapid prototyping manager needs to produce them for the designer in a time and cost-efficient way. Existing 3D printers offer color but some lack consistency and produce fragile models with a rough surface finish. Making several different variations of a model is also time consuming, particularly if only one version of the model can be produced at a time.

The Stratasys J750 Solution: Six-material capacity minimizes material changes and enables the creation of models with incredible realism, including texture mapping. New print heads increase the speed of production and depending on model size, several different variations can be printed in a single production run.

The capacity to load six materials into the printer means the prototyping manager can  load the materials he typically uses most, minimizing the need for changes when printing a variety of models. When a change is needed, improved hardware results in less waste, saving time and material. This capability, combined with the generous tray size of the Stratasys J750, allows him to make several different models with unique qualities in a single print job. This ultimately lets him create prototypes faster and meet product development targets. 

Prototyping consumer packaging is a perfect fit for the texture-mapping capability of the Stratasys J750. The ability to add labels on models and print multiple iterations simultaneously let designers make decisions more quickly and get products to market faster. 

 

Make faster, more informed design decisions by printing multiple iterations at the same time.

 

Achieve the ultimate in realism through multiple materials, colors and textures, produced in a single operation.

 

Improving Medical Outcomes and Economics

As 3D printing technology evolves, its use in the medical field continues to grow. Medical device manufacturers, hospitals, doctors, medical researchers and educators can all benefit.

 

Realism in Education

Challenge:

A surgeon’s skills rely on practice and hands-on training for mastery of existing and new surgical procedures. However, traditional training methods don’t provide sufficient opportunities with anatomically-realistic tools to gain this proficiency in a low-risk environment. Current 3D printing technology is capable of producing anatomical models, but this technology is limited because it doesn’t offer flexible, tissue- like materials that reproduce the organs with realistic pathology and detail.

The Stratasys J750 Solution: Realistic, 3D printed anatomical training models with colored, flexible materials and hollow channels and chambers that realistically simulate actual human tissue. Faster print times reduce the time to print the models.

The ability to produce 3D replicas of human anatomy from CT and MRI scans in realistic, detailed, multi-textural material lets physicians learn and train on realistic models that accurately replicate human tissue. It allows them to practice multiple times in a realistic but  no-risk setting, with models that provide tactile feedback consistent with human physiology. This enables research hospitals to maximize learning resources and helps training surgeons become proficient on delicate and state-of-the- art procedures. 

Other 3D printing technologies produces colored models, but not with variable flexibility and the option for clear, translucent or opaque characteristics in the same model. With some 3D printers, the color is not consistent and the amount of post-processing is time-consuming and/or messy or involves hazardous materials.

Precise structural detail and gradual color gradients are combined on this rigid model of the human heart.

 

 

 

Increasing Knowledge and Understanding

Research is the fuel that powers development of the innovative products and services we enjoy today. Universities and higher educational institutions perform a significant portion of the research that forms the basis of these advances. In the U.S., 31% of the total research (applied and basic) is performed by universities, including 56% of basic research.
Research institutions need the best tools, resources and technology available, and 3D printing is a key tool that gives the educational community the power to innovate.

 

Realism in  Education

Challenge:

Universities need cutting-edge technology like 3D printing for research and to attract top academic talent. However, this need is shared across multiple departments, each with different goals and objectives. This can result in piecemeal acquisition of different types of technology with different learning requirements, limiting use and widespread adoption. 

The Stratasys J750 Solution: Full-color, multi-material versatility to service creative needs from art to science and the easy-to- use functionality that accommodates new and experienced users of 3D printing.

The versatility of the Stratasys J750 eliminates the need for multiple forms of technology and the requirement to learn how to use each of them. It simplifies the process of obtaining, using and maintaining these assets. It’s also a perfect solution for establishing multi-disciplinary centers that cater to diverse departments within the university. Rather than purchase and support multiple technologies to cater to various departmental needs, Stratasys J750 technology  leverages the investment with the capability to service multiple departments, maximizing use and lowering cost.

These are just a few examples of how the Stratasys J750 3D Printer offers solutions to real problems and creates opportunities for improving the status quo in education, design and medical care.

 


Stratasys Invents 3D Printing. Again.

The Stratasys J750 3D Printer isn’t just the latest introduction in the portfolio of PolyJet 3D Printers.

 

It’s the first-ever full-color, multi-material system, and it addresses the frustration of designers who want realistic models but have to contend with inconsistent color results and rough finishes from current 3D printing technology. It also targets rapid prototyping managers using multiple technologies and messy processes, looking for a leaner, cleaner method to create exactly what the designer needs.

Is the Stratasys J750 right for you?

Call us free at (+63) 998 597 3593  and get your questions answered.

 

 

Stratasys’ latest 3D printer: the new J55 multi-color office friendly 3D printer for product design, prides itself on its ease of use, boasting a three-step color 3D printing workflow – design, import, print.

Aimed at professional designers and engineers, the PolyJet system looks to produce in-house ‘enterprise-quality’ prototypes at a third of the price of industrial-grade competitors. According to Stratasys, the J55 is a smaller but equally capable counterpart to the company’s established J8 series of PolyJet machines. Full-color capabilities and intuitive operation could see the J55 setting the new benchmark for fast, high-fidelity part production.

 


 

What Makes it Special

Designers are encouraged to own their design process from start to finish. From fast concept models to quality high-fidelity models, the office-friendly Stratasys® J55™ 3D printer is an affordable option for maximum designer output. Designers can get multiple iterations of a prototype ready and available in a matter of hours, without the need for a shop operator or an external service bureau.

J55 is fully supported by GrabCAD Print software, meaning users are able to import 3MF 3D files from common CAD software such as SolidWorks and Inventor with no hassle. Remote monitoring functionality also allows print jobs to be initiated and managed from home.

 

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The New J55

Rigid, transparent, opaque, or fast draft – the J55 offers a wide range of materials to suit all your design needs. Multi-material capabilities let you load up to five materials at once and create multi-color parts in one print. With expansive options for color and texture combinations, there’s no need for hand painting.

The J55’s patented rotating build platform makes the machine extremely quiet, operating at under 53 decibels – comparable to a home refrigerator. The system’s physical footprint is as small as its audial footprint, requiring just 4.6 square feet of floor space. This leaves the J55 with a large print tray to body ratio, maximizing yield while minimizing clutter. A ProAero Air Extractor is in place to effectively filter out printing fumes, making the machine odor-free and safer for indoor use.

 

 

Photo courtesy: Stratsys.com

 

Print in Pantone

When design decisions are color-dependent, the J55 provides PANTONE® validation and makes the Pantone Matching System (PMS) colors available for 3D printed models.

Color matching with Pantone is simple with the Stratasys GrabCAD Print software. By providing faster, more accurate color representation for models and prototypes, GrabCAD Print saves organizations hours that would be spent on traditional color matching processes.

 

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See your Work Come to Life

 

Texture

 

Color

 

Clear

 

 

From wood to fabric, the J55 offers a texture option to suit every design need. Virtually eliminate post-processing and upgrade the realism of your models with just a few clicks.

 

Create nearly 500,000 unique combinations, including Pantone Verified colors. Save hours of time by replacing hand-painting techniques with vibrant color finishes.

 

Realize your design ideas more fully with transparent materials. VeroClear can simulate glass and plastic in a range of tints for models that look and function like the real thing

 

Technical specifications and pricing

Below are the technical specifications for the Stratasys J55. The first batch of machines is expected to ship in September of 2020.

 

Model materials VeroCyanV, VeroMagentaV, VeroYellowV, VeroPureWhite, VeroBlackPlus, VeroClear, DraftGrey
Support materials SUP710
Material cartridge slots 5 (+ support)
Build area 71.6 inches²
Build volume 1,340 inches³
Layer thickness 18 microns
Network connectivity LAN – TCP/IP
System size 651 x 661 x 1551mm
System weight 228kg
Regulatory compliance CE, FCC, EAC
Software GrabCAD Print
Build modes High Quality Speed – 18.75 microns
Accuracy Deviation ±0.15 – 0.2% of part length

 

Norde International is the official solutions partner of Stratasys, Ltd. – a world leader brand in providing three dimension (3D) printing and additive manufacturing (AM) solutions.

 

What Can You Do for Your Business

in a Time of COVID-19 Crisis?


2020 was supposed to be the banner year of most businesses as it is the beginning of a new decade. One that any business owners would look forward to for Industry 4.0 – wherein technological advancements will be implemented, digital transformation will be emphasized, and customer-centric strategies will be prioritized. But no one could have expected that this would also be the year when a pandemic outbreak would create unchartered territories throughout the globe.

At this time, health and economic situation of many countries including the Philippines have been badly hit by the COVID-19 disease, resulting to a practical stand-still of most businesses.

By taking proactive steps now, you can put your business in a more secure position to stay strong and recover faster once the crisis subsides. Fortunately, an efficient marketing strategy can help you reach the right audience at the right time with the right message. Here are 5 key strategies and insights to help your business recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

 

1. COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS

When a crisis unfolds, it is important to reassure your clients and partners the status of your business. This includes whether your business will continue its operations, the status of your products or services, and updates as changes progress. Your clients will appreciate your proactiveness in communicating with them throughout the entirety of the situation.

 

2. EMBRACE A DIGITAL SALES PROCESS

One way to beat this community lockdown is to embrace a digital workplace. While the lockdown may seem personally disruptive and inconvenient for your business, an entrepreneur must understand that the entire world is dealing with similar or worse pain, suffering, and inconvenience. The trend is to move operations online and that includes the sales process. Moving to a digital sales process will help keep your sales team on track by hosting virtual meetings when possible, or by giving your customers and prospects access to your team at their convenience.

 

3. KEEP TRACK OF YOUR INVENTORY

If you’re a manufacturer or distributor, a health and economic crisis can have a major impact on the production of your products. One way of beating this dilemma is to know where the current inventory is at, and to foresee the impact of the crisis in the future production. Create an effective inventory management and make sure to keep your service department and customers up-to-date on the big picture.

 

4. IMPLEMENT AN E-COMMERCE STRATEGY

Even as more of the country goes into lockdown, one way or another, customers will still need to get your products, even if they are harder to get. Creating opportunities to serve your market through alternative sales channels such as eCommerce, will allow orders to continue to be processed. Now is the great time to boost your online marketing efforts and eCommerce sales, and to create more conversations on social media and LinkedIn instead of in-person sales meetings.

Many B2B companies are already well-positioned for this, especially if they sell software or other digital services and solutions. Business is still going on, but more of it might need to happen online.

 

5. PLAN LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

This is also the best time to re-evaluate your operations, platforms and processes and do some long-term strategic planning. If you have a few big prospects in the pipeline, now is a good occasion to put more energy into lead management and nurturing of those longer-term opportunities. Keep checking in with your leads, reassure them if needed, and let them know that you are planning for contingencies and you’re ready to help.

 


 

Crisis situations create an enormous opportunity to build trust with your brand. Do you respond to customers swiftly? Do you communicate often with your customers? Do you put their business interests before yours? But more importantly, are you going to delivery on what you say?

By having processes and procedures in place, even a small, start-up business has a better chance of finding success during a crisis.