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Just Another Buzzword? Stratasys Consulting Looks at Additive Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0: Is this “fourth industrial revolution” just another buzzword boardrooms use while the machine shop is knee deep in oil & swarf? Meanwhile, nobody’s bothered to do a proper inventory in the stockroom, so we’ve run out of machine screws…again. Or is industry 4.0, as some sources have you believe, the dawn of a new age representing a paradigm shift in not only how things are manufactured but how they interact with the user?

Stratasys and Materialise Joining Forces to Boost Point-of-Care 3D Printing

For decades, Medical 3D Printing has been enabling a more personalized approach to patient care. But for decades, it’s been a quiet player on the sidelines, leveraged in relatively few specialties and called on as an additional planning tool for the most complex cases. Today, the steady rise of Point-of-Care 3D Printing shows that the technology has emerged and entered hospitals as a valued enabler for surgeons to plan cases.

Andretti Autosport Shifts into High Performance Additive Manufacturing with Stratasys

Stratasys Reveals New Collaboration Agreement with Andretti Autosport

Andretti Autosports, a top performer in IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, and FIA Formula E competitive auto racing, today revealed the team will leverage high-performance FDM 3D Printers and materials from Stratasys.

3D Printed Realism from Stratasys Helps Bring Ancient Artifacts to Life

Google Arts and Culture Re-creates Forgotten History with Stratasys J750

Stratasys and Google Arts and Culture are re-imagining some of the world’s most cherished artifacts and historical monuments through additive manufacturing. Using the Stratasys J750 3D Printer, historians can now re-create ancient artifacts and historical monuments both digitally and physically.

The Most Versatile 3D Printing Solution for Personalized Medicine Is Now Validated with an FDA Cleared Software

As we have highlighted in this blog time and again, surgeons are moving beyond the limitations of two-dimensional images on a screen to achieve the goal of personalized patient care. While medical imaging has come a long way, ultimately an image on a screen cannot offer the same insight as seeing, feeling and interacting with the actual anatomy.  Surgeons are increasingly incorporating 3D patient-specific models (PSMs) into their decision-making process to better understand, plan, and practice a complex surgery — and then explain it to the patient and their family.

In Search of the Perfect Fit: VA Surgeons Harness 3D Printing for Mandibular Surgeries

Finding the right size clothing can be a frustrating experience, especially if you aren’t proportioned exactly like the designer envisioned. Just ask anyone who has gone through the frustration and work of trying on multiple pairs of pants or shoes in a department store, only to leave empty-handed. Size can be aggravating when the scale is not what was advertised (bigger or smaller than expected) or when you find yourself in between sizes (or at the extremes).

Innovation at the Intersection of Design, Technology and Medicine

The voxel is a basic unit for 3D printing multiple materials. Similar to how pixels are organized on digital display screens, voxels can be placed in different patterns to control how a 3D printed object will behave. This level of control, alongside powerful data sets and innovative technology systems, has the potential to change the landscape of 3D printing. Combining the voxel level print details, with the sharing of anatomical data sets in a collaborative way affords new opportunities for collaboration between design and medicine within the field of orthotic care.

Patient-Specific 3D Printed Models Help Plastic Surgeons Plan and Perform Rhinoplasty

While it is difficult to lose any part of your body, the psychological impact is devastating when it involves a part of the face, such as the nose.  Just ask Dallan Jennet. Dallan’s face was disfigured at the age of 9 after he fell out of a tree onto a live power line, severely burning his entire face and losing his nose.  At the time, Jennet was so embarrassed by his face he refused to go to a local hospital to meet Dr. Tal Dagan, an Associate Adjunct Surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Stratasys Employee Perspectives: Materials Engineer Emily Hunt

Emily Hunt is an Associate Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer who works to bring new 3D printing materials from ideation to creation.

Stratasys Employee Perspectives: Print Optimization Engineer Amy Sissala

Amy Sissala is a Senior Print Optimization Engineer at Stratasys who is always eager to learn how new machines, processes, and materials work. Amy studied Architectural Engineering at the Illinois Institue of Technology and later received her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institue at Hartford. In this interview, Amy talks about what inspired her to become an engineer, the challenges of being an engineer, her role at Stratasys, what it’s like to be a women engineer, and what’s next for her career.

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