Stratasys 3D Printers
Rapid Prototyping 3D Printer Models
Stratasys is one of the 3D printer and prototyping industry pioneers, and in 1998 they invented the patented FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology. Their FDM 3D printing technology is used in both their office and manufacturing lines of Stratasys printers.
Stratasys Dimension Printers
Stratasys Dimension 3D printer models provide desktop 3D printing for the office user and allows CAD (computer-aided-design) drawings to be used. This gives a low-cost, fast and networked capable solution for printing functional 3D models from the desktop. Stratasys printers work by building models layer-by-layer using ABS plastic. This is a cost effective material as it is one of the most widely used thermoplastics in injection-molded products. Dimension printers give users the ability to evaluate design concepts and test models for form, fit and functionality before sending them for final production.
Stratasys has also produced Genisys XS 3D printers which are a fused deposition modeling prototype printer, which are now available on the used market.
Dimension printers build functional 3D models from the ground up, a single thin layer at a time with tough, durable acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic. Stereolithography CAD software STL files are imported into the desktop 3D printer system software which slices and orientates the parts and creates any necessary support structures. This software tells the Dimension 3D printer a precise path for “print” head to follow. A filament of ABS plastic is fed into an extrusion head, heated to a semi-liquid state and accurately deposited in layers as fine as 0.007-inch (0.178 mm) thick. After completion of the build, support structures are simply removed. Dimension rapid prototyping models are tough and can be sanded, milled, drilled, and painted.
Dimension desktop 3D printers are priced for office use, and currently start at around $14,900, so your company can easily afford to create perfect working rapid prototyped models directly from your CAD software.
Stratasys printers are:
- Easy to use
- Fast, producing models in just hours
- Ideal for your office
Stratasys Fortus 3D Prototyping & Productions Systems
The Stratasys Fortus 3D Production Systems have been designed to provide direct digital manufacturing and precision rapid prototyping for larger facilities. These 3D printers produce durable prototypes, molds and end-use parts using high-performance thermoplastics. With the Fortus 3D printing & prototyping system, your design or engineering company can bring part production to your factory floor with industry leading speed and accuracy.
Fortus 3D Production Systems offer:
- Large Build Envelopes
- More Slice Options
- Maximum Throughput