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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.

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
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+1 612-364-3208

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

Mexico, Caribe
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Asia Pacific and Japan
Alice Chiu
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Brazil, Central America and South America
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+55 (11) 2626-9229

 

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.

 

Discover The Latest In 3D Printing For Fashion Design


3D printing continues to inspire fashion designers by unveiling a breakthrough technique of 3D printing directly on fabric – challenging the boundaries of modern design! Industry leader Stratasys has been involved in numerous collaborative fashion projects with some of most well-known innovative designers including Neri Oxman, threeasFour, Iris Van Herpen and Julia Koerner in the past, and the avant-garde 3D printed fashion pieces have featured at various Paris and New York Fashion Weeks and catwalks.

 

Stratasys 3D printed fashion piece, designed by Noa Raviv, produced on Stratasys’ Objet500 Connex Multi-material 3D Printer. Photo credit: Ron Kedmi

 

Led by chief curator Daisy Raccah-Djivre, the Fashion Statements exhibition comprises an impressive display of clothing, fashion sketches, films and fashion photography, illustrating the broad scope of fashion in Israel – from its deepest historical roots to contemporary collections, fostering a dialogue about tradition and modernity, myth and reality, and conflicting ideologies.

Noa Raviv’s ‘Hard Copy’ dresses feature a series of 3D printed black-and-white pieces and hand sewn on ruffled fabrics and grid-like patterns. These voluminous shapes were produced using Stratasys Connex Color, Multi-material 3D printing technology, allowing Noa Raviv to perfectly realize her vision of non-symmetrical distorted grid patterns and shapes. Using combinations of black and white rigid materials, the 3D futuristic shapes were sown together with 2D laser cut fabric, creating an optical illusion of 2D and 3D elements, cleverly alluding to the tension between the real and the virtual.

 

Stratasys 3D printed fashion pieces, designed by Noa Raviv, produced on Stratasys’ Objet500 Connex Multi-material 3D Printer, on display at the Fashion Statements exhibition, Israel Museum.

 

The Rise of 3D Printing in High-end Fashion

3D printing has established itself as a mainstay technique over the years for fashion designers to create otherworldly statement pieces that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to produce. Thanks to pioneering designers like Iris Van Herpen, 3D printing has been embraced by many emerging designers including Mingjing Lin and House of Anesi founder Stephania Stefanakou, due to its flexible nature. 

It also made a dazzling display at the Met Gala last year through American fashion designer Zac Posen. Enlisting the services of GE Additive and Protolabs, Posen created several outfits adorned with 3D printing, sported by the likes of Andrew Garfield and Nina Dobrev. The technology is also a regular of many films set costume departments, most notably of late helping in the fabrication of the Academy award-winning mantel and crown worn by Queen Ramonda in Marvel’s Black Panther.

In most of these instances, however, 3D printing has either been used to create separate elements affixed to fabric garments, or the entire piece of clothing itself. The technique of 3D printing directly onto clothing is seldom used due to the complexity of the process. Examples of note include Iris Van Herpen, who applied the method in 2018 in collaboration with TU Delft for her Spring/Summer collection at Paris Fashion Week.

 

Close up of model wearing “Cellchemy” facemask. Photo via Iris van Herpen

 

As demonstrated by the exhibitions, we are seeing a notable increase in interest in the technology from fashion designers. They are pretty much aware of the role of 3D printing in fashion as it continually evolves and contributes to innovation.  Stratasys works with leading fashion companies to explore new ways of approaching design, traditionally thought unattainable, and supports designers to discover uncharted grounds in contemporary fashion that can be realized with 3D printing.

With great support from R&D, led by Stratasys’ Innovative Solutions Expert, Boris Belocon, this year marked the first time that 3D printing with textiles has been achieved using Stratasys’ high-resolution PolyJet 3D printing technology – representing an interesting breakthrough for the industry.

 

Foliage dress, presented at the Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie in Paris, part of the Ludi Naturae haute couture collection from Iris Van Herpen, developed by TU Delft scientists and 3D printed using Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing technology. Photograph: Yannis Vlamos

 

One dress from the collection was designed using a Stratasys-engineered lenticular effect to play with light and color, in order to replicate the appearance of the Greta-Oto butterfly. The capabilities of the J750 PolyJet 3D printer allowed the designers to print thousands of small, spherical cells made of photopolymers directly onto polyester fabric. Each cell on the dress’s 27 parts contains a clear lens with strips of color contained inside, which enabled the color of the dress to change as it moved. 3D printing the cells took approximately 17 hours.

Kaempfer explains the benefits of 3D printing onto textiles, stating that it allows designers to capture the nuances of their creative vision. Instead of thinking about how 3D printing can replace textile materials, they can consider how the two can work together and bring the best out in each other. Kaempfer continued:

 

 

“Soft, lithe fabric touches the skin, while 3D printed designs adorn the outer garment. This approach, developed through months of collaboration and testing, was the only way to realize the designers’ vision. It brings the intricacy, nuance and splendor of the dresses to life.” 

 

 

Material developments are another key element to accelerating the adoption of 3D printing technology within fashion design. Digitally-created materials are offering up vast possibilities as every element of a garment or textile can now have its own individual digitally manipulated physical properties. For example, we can create a specific textile that is waterproof, opaque, flexible or rigid and then combine these elements together enabling all of these properties to be present in a single garment.

 

 

Stratasys 3D printed OSCILLATION dress designed by threeASFOUR in collaboration with Travis Fitch, produced using Stratasys’ unique color, multi-material 3D printing technology. Photo credit: Ben Gabbe

 

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190912005486/en/

 


 

Norde International is the official solutions partner of Stratasys, Ltd. –  a global leader 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. For 30 years, Stratasys products have helped manufacturers reduce product-development time, cost, and time-to-market, as well as reduce or eliminate tooling costs and improve product quality. The Stratasys 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise includes: 3D printers, materials, software, expert services, and on-demand parts production.

Online at: norde.com, LinkedIn, and Social media.

 

 

 

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.

 

Photo courtesy: 3DPrintingindustry.com

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.

 

Photo courtesy: goengineer.com

 

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.

 

How 3D Printing Technology is Being Used by Different Industries


 

Over the past several years, countless technological innovations have had a major impact on the world. These innovations play a very important role in our lives and are in fact seen as a basis of growth of an economy.

One of the most monumental inventions is the 3D printer – a device that can create real, tangible 3D objects in real-time based on the details from a digital design. Unlike conventional printing which uses paper and ink, 3D printing can be made up of sandstone, ABS plastic, nylon, or even metals. This variety of materials used means that 3D-printed creations can be applied in almost any industries.

But how do brands and companies adapt to these vast technological inventions to help the economy? How do they welcome innovation to improve and streamline their work process? Below are some of the ways how 3D printing is being used today by different industries, and how its technology is making a positive impact on society.

 

Improving Medicine

Healthcare has changed dramatically under 3D printing. 3D printing solutions can now be used in medicine to provide better patient care, give faster way to improve medical devices, help researchers develop treatments and cures, and personalize patient-specific models such as; prosthetic parts that fit accurately, bones that can rebuild breaks, and even more revolutionary, 3D bioprinters that print surgical models or living human tissues.

 

 Photo courtesy: Medical 3D Printing Market

 

Especially now that a new corona virus has emerged and created a pandemic outbreak, 3D printing communities and manufacturers of each affected countries banded together to respond to the needs of the front liners amidst the COVID-19, such as producing 3D printed face shields, ventilators, medical tubing and valves to aid frontlines in hospitals.

For that reason, 3D printers are popularly used in medicine to create more comfortable treatment options – and ones that fit patients better than ever before.

 

 Photo courtesy: 3D Printing Media Network

 

While major companies like Ford and General Motors are retooling their factories to produce medical equipment, “makers” like Gainer are also stepping up to help, firing up their CNC routers, 3D printers, and even sewing machines. The maker community prides itself on self-sufficiency, sharing data, and being nimble — all qualities that stand to help in this time of crisis.

 

Revolutionizing Manufacturing and Engineering

3D printing improves efficiency and redefines the limits of manufacturing in industries from dental to automotive. Arguably, traditional approaches to manufacturing are no longer the only way to bring brands’ products to market. In the era of Industry 4.0, manufacturing with additive brings new opportunities to brands such as; reduce production cycles, remove complexity from final assembly, product lightweight, high-strength structures, and create hyper-realistic prototypes.

Whether brands are creating a simple jig, end-of-arm effectors or outfitting the entire factory floor as they scale up production, brands cannot afford to use anything less than industrial strength additive technology to meet their needs.

 

Photo courtesy: ovoenergy.com

 

 

Increasing Mass Personalization of Products

As 3D printing innovations become more diverse with continuous advancements in technology, companies will be able to win customers by building products around more specific consumer wants and needs.

By keeping their design-to-production process lean, brands can efficiently design and create products for the unique fit, performance and aesthetics consumers demand.

 

Photo courtesy: additivemanufacturing.global

 

 

Facilitating Architecture and Construction

3D printing can leverage architecture even more to boost effectiveness and creativity. Traditionally, the designer and contractor have separate roles and the insight of how reality relates to design sometimes do not align. But with 3D printing, the designer can physically produce the design he has on mind. The designer is involved in the “making” part of the design, resulting to in better and more “thought out” architectural designs.

Before, models were only made at the end of the design process. Now, models are 3D printed at every design iteration – leading to conversation starters and debate which is very constructive to the design process.

 

Photo courtesy: Stratasys 3D

 

Empowering Education

Learning has fundamentally changed and 3D printing is playing an important role in the transformation. 3D printing is one way that teachers can use technology to develop students’ skills such as; empowering student innovation, research and career-readiness with cutting-edge materials and technologies.

 

Photo courtesy: Makerbot 

 

Even more, they can use 3D printing to improve a wide array of lessons in a selection of subjects including science, history, and more. Teachers can now 3D print replicas of items like fossils, bones, and historical artifacts, which are too fragile for students to handle. These 3D models give them a better understanding of what the actual objects look and feel like.

3D printing can also be used to teach physics and engineering and help spark kids’ creative and design skills.

 

 

Photo courtesy: All3DP

 


 

The use of 3D printing is an impressive display of technology’s vital contribution to answering the needs of society. It’s also an interesting development to see in terms of how 3D printing can impact and contribute to different industries in the years to come.

Throughout the years, NORDE has been in the business of providing modern machineries to help built various industries here in the Philippines.

 

“We don’t just work to the highest standards – we set them. Innovating, collaborating, inventing and reinventing. Constantly looking for new ways to solve unique customer challenges. It’s what drives us. And it’s how we’ve built a reputation as a trusted partner for the world’s biggest brands.

From industry-leading hardware and the widest range of materials on the market, to intuitive software and world-class customer service – our end-to-end support is designed to ensure you get what’s right for your business”

 

For more information on 3D Printing Solutions, message us at [email protected]

 

 

Stratasys Introduces Digital Anatomy 3D Printer Bringing Ultra-Realistic Simulation and Realism to Functional Anatomical Models

The days of using cadavers or animals for medical training and surgical preparation may be numbered

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. & REHOVOT, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 7, 2019– 3D printing leader Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) is further extending its commitment to the medical industry with the new J750™ Digital Anatomy™ 3D Printer. Designed to replicate the feel, responsiveness, and biomechanics of human anatomy in medical models – the system improves surgical preparedness and training while helping bring new medical devices to market faster.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191007005113/en/

3D printed heart model produced on the new Stratasys J750™ Digital Anatomy™ 3D Printer – replicating the feel, responsiveness, and biomechanics of human anatomy (Photo: Business Wire)

Today, medical professionals have a choice of cadavers, animal, traditional, or virtual reality models which all have significant limitations. Unlike animal models that only approximate human anatomy and may raise ethical concerns, or cadaver models that cannot retain live-tissue feel and require a controlled environment, the Digital Anatomy 3D Printer recreates actual tissue response – and can be used anywhere without specialized facilities. It also lets users focus on specific pathologies.

“We believe in the potential of 3D printing to provide better health care, and the Digital Anatomy 3D Printer is a major step forward,” said Stratasys Healthcare Business Unit Head Eyal Miller. “We’re giving surgeons a more realistic training environment in no-risk settings. We also anticipate this 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 new 3D printer has already been tested at several organizations. The Jacobs Institute, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based medical innovation center focused on accelerating device development in vascular medicine, has been testing the Digital Anatomy 3D Printer to re-create key vascular components for advanced testing and training. “3D printing has been wonderful for recreating patient-specific anatomy compared to cadavers or animal models; however, the final frontier for organ model realism has been live-tissue feel and biomechanical realism,” said Dr. Adnan Siddiqui, Chief Medical Officer, Jacobs Institute. “That’s exactly what the Digital Anatomy 3D Printer gives us. We believe these models give us the best opportunity to recreate human physiological conditions to simulate actual clinical situations and to study new devices to establish their effectiveness before introducing them to patients.”

In conjunction with the 3D printer itself, Stratasys is also introducing three new materials – TissueMatrix™, GelMatrix™, and BoneMatrix™ – used to create cardiac, vascular, and orthopedic 3D printing applications. A Blood Vessel Cleaning Station that removes support material from inside 3D-printed blood vessels is also being released.

The new Stratasys 3D printer is expected to see adoption primarily by medical device companies, which require new ways to drive faster adoption of technologies and procedures – and academic medical centers, which are under increasing pressure to conduct training outside of the operating room to minimize risk to patients. The solution also supports efforts to move from time-based surgical training to proficiency-based evaluation.

The J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer builds on Stratasys’s investments and growing success in the healthcare market, both with medical practitioners and device makers. Last November, its J750 and J735 3D Printers and the Objet30 Prime 3D Printer were validated by partner Materialise for use with FDA-cleared Materialise Mimics inPrint software for creating anatomical models used in patient care. The company has worked closely with the Veterans Health Administration on applying both FDM® and PolyJet technologies to a variety of healthcare settings, including a jaw reconstruction application that reduced surgical time by 80-100 minutes. Additionally, Bordeaux University Hospital in France recently integrated the Stratasys J750 in their process to 3D print life-like transparent and color models of patient kidneys for complex tumor removal cases.

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

Stratasys is a global leader 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. For 30 years, Stratasys products have helped manufacturers reduce product-development time, cost, and time-to-market, as well as reduce or eliminate tooling costs and improve product quality. The Stratasys 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise includes 3D printers, materials, software, expert services, and on-demand parts production. Online at: www.stratasys.comhttp://blog.stratasys.com and LinkedIn.

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