Stratasys 3D Printing
Stratasys is the trusted leader in innovative 3D printing and manufacturing solutions that empower individuals and organizations to transform the way they imagine, design and make things.
Tech-Labs finished in the "Top 30 Stratasys Reseller in the World", and have been recognized by Stratasys as a Platinum Reseller!!! This is extremely difficult to achieve and we are proud to be the only Educational Reseller to receive this honor in our territory.
Stratasys, is a leading provider of high quality, cost effective Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) & inkjet-based 3D printing systems and materials. A global company, Stratasys has offices in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India.
Stratasys FDM & PolyJet’s solutions can be typically found in industries ranging from to aerospace to medical, architecture, industrial machinery, footwear, sporting goods, toys. Stratasys ’s 3D printing systems and 3D printing materials are ideal to allow students to design physical models using 3D software or other 3D content. Also, Stratasys 3D printers can be found in many K-20 Educational institutions and Research Centers around the world.
Tech-Labs 3D Design Lab
Our 3D Design Lab contains both a Fortus 400mc from Stratasys' Production Line and a Eden Objet 260 from Stratasys' Design Line of 3D printers. To learn how 3D printing empowers schools, universities and laboratories, schedule a visit to our 3D Design Lab or request a sample part today!
The Stratasys J750 isn't just the latest innovation. It's yours. It's any shape you can imagine, any color you can dream of, and any detail words can't express — made tangible in a matter of hours. And it's knowing for sure that your next big thing is as spectacular as you envisioned.
FDM technology, however, may have made a difference for some. “Of the 44 students in my class, more than 20 of them said this project influenced their decision to pursue a major involving engineering technology,” said Christensen.
“Backwards instructional design” is what Brad Christensen calls his method of teaching his Technology I class. A professor in the Technology and Industrial Arts Department of Berea College in Berea, Ky., Christensen gives his students the final project on the first day of class. He then presents his instruction based on what is needed. A recent project involved making radiocontrolled boats using FDM technology from Stratasys.
“Most students in this class have never designed anything,” he said. “Many have never measured or cut on a line before. This is their first exposure to the engineering process, their first try at making something work.” Berea College is a private liberal arts college providing education primarily to students from Appalachia who show great promise but have limited economic resources.
At STARBASE Minnesota, a non-profit educational organization serving nearly 4,000 students each year from more than 30 inner city schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul, instructors have found an assignment that eliminates this aversion – have the students plan a mission to Mars that includes building working rockets.
The program’s aerospace-themed curriculum provides a technology-rich environment that inspires students, builds their skills and develops aptitude and confidence. STARBASE Minnesota – largely funded by the Department of Defense and sponsored by the Minnesota National Guard – was established in 1993 to generate excitement and interest in science, mathematics and technology. The program engages students in an intense, five-day, 20-hour program that is aligned with the national and state standards and helps schools meet essential educational benchmarks.
The University of Virginia’s mechanical and aerospace engineering program is one of the best in the United States, in part because of its commitment to hands-on learning. With six uPrint 3D Printers and a Fortus 3D Production System running every day, UVA’s rapid prototyping lab is where theory and imagination become objects that either make it or flop in the real world.
The full power of GrabCAD Print is now being put to use with designer, engineers and managers. And the responses are overwhelmingly positive. Finally there's a universal design-to-print application that makes 3D printing easier, more intuitive and more accessible. Now's the time to try it for yourself and sign up to be part of this exciting beta program!
Acist uses Stratasys’ FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology to maximize efficiency beyond rapid prototyping alone. According to Dave Scott, manufacturing engineering manager at Acist:
“We haven’t picked a single path for FDM. We like to use it everywhere. We use it for fixtures, functional testing, industrial design and end-use parts. We want to use as many FDM parts as possible in our machines that are going to market. FDM allows for putting greater complexity, form and function into one part as opposed to traditional methods.”
As heart surgeries become increasingly intricate and complicated, planning patient-specific care for challenging cases has become more difficult using traditional methods. More physicians are relying on 3D printed medical models to help facilitate a comprehensive presurgical planning process and give all decision makers time to address specific challenges before the patient is on the table.
3D Print Bureau of Texas, a service bureau in Houston, partners with several area hospitals to create patient-specific medical models for pre-operative planning and testing. The service bureau previously produced the anatomical medical models using stereolithography, but the models were limited to a single hardness and color.
By moving to PolyJet™ technology, 3D Print Bureau of Texas can 3D print outer layers of heart models in a clear material and arteries in color for much greater clarity. The service bureau also prints materials of different hardnesses for a realistic feel that is suitable for physical testing.
Oklahoma State University engineering capstone project; using 3D technology to create a mobile vehicle sustainable for competition. The Sooner Powered Vehicle Team (SPV) is a student organization that designs, fabricates, and races a competitive recumbent bicycle. SPV provides the opportunity for young #engineering students to demonstrate sound principles of design through the development of a sustainable and practical transportation alternative.