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  • GrabCAD Shop eBook

    Best Practices: Setting Up a 3D Printing Shop

    A poorly organized shop can waste time and lead to expensive accidents. In addition, the average shop of engineers and one operator wastes $15,000 a year updating Excel documents, communicating via email, and getting lost in order paperwork. With all the pressures listed above, it’s no surprise that these pressures lead to poor communication and workflow. We at GrabCAD understand these problems and all that goes into running your shops. Between managing employees, to managing work orders, to managing all the 3D printers – there’s a lot to juggle in a single day. That’s why we created this eBook. This eBook will provide best practices on how to run your… Read More

  • GrabCAD Shop Whitepaper

    The Ultimate Guide to Starting and Running Your Internal 3D Printing Shop

    When was the last time you processed a new work order and thought, Wow, that was easy? It’s probably no secret to you that running an internal 3D printing shop and managing orders isn’t always a walk in the park—there are frustrations and inefficiencies for you, the shop operator, and for the engineers and designers who order from you. Those challenges can take many forms, but the bottom line is this: the current (typical) workflow for internal shops is too manual. We estimated all the waste this process causes and, for the average shop of one operator and about ten engineers and designers, as much as $15,000 and 10-20% of… Read More

  • Getting Started: PolyJet 3D Printing Materials

    Getting Started: PolyJet 3D Printing Materials

    Your 3D prints are only as strong, as flexible, as soft or as smooth as you make them. When it comes to PolyJet 3D printing and prototyping, it’s crucial to make sure you are working with the right materials to get the look, feel and function you want. Below, we explain the various PolyJet 3D printing material options and when you should use certain materials to get the results you want. Whether you’re looking for the strongest 3D printing material or the most flexible, there’s a material for every scenario. 3D Printing with Rigid Opaque and Transparent PolyJet Materials This tutorial gives you tips for how to use various rigid… Read More

  • Getting Started: 3D Printing in Color

    Getting Started: 3D Printing in Color

    3D printing in color gives you the ultimate control over your prints and the Stratasys J735 and J750 deliver full-color capabilities and color gradients. The tutorials below will teach you how to ensure you get the color you want every print. Soft Proofing Have you ever run into the expensive problem of seeing that the color you selected on your computer monitor doesn’t match the color on your 3D printed part? This happens because computer monitors use the RGB color gamut while both 2D and 3D printers use the CMYK color gamut. Each gamut has its own slightly separate range of colors. The following tutorials will help you navigate this… Read More

  • 3D Printing VS. CNC Machining

    3D Printing VS. CNC Machining

    To all of you who are thinking about whether 3D printing makes sense for you, there is a lot to take into consideration when designing and developing your product. When designs are still fluid and specifications are in flux, two common choices arise: 3D printing and CNC machining. Both can meet your needs, but which one do you choose? We’re here to help. We’ve set out to save you hours of research and boiled it down to a single comprehensive eBook. This ebook will look at both technologies strengths and identify when is the right time to use each process. Click here to download

  • GRABCAD Print: The Why

    GRABCAD Print: The Why

    Before we officially launched GrabCAD Print, we wrote monthly “teaser” blogs that either described something that frustrated us about the current 3D printing process or alluded to a feature that would appear in the Beta release. For the sake of argument, let’s say that you didn’t read every single teaser blog over the course of five months. No problem. We’ve compiled those blogs here so you’ll have a metric ton of context before you dive in and download GrabCAD Print. Go on. Get after it.

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