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  • Eiger Software Update: Automatic Rotation Tools

    By on February 1, 2017

    You’re going to flip when you try out the new feature in Eiger. We’ve launched automatic rotation to enhance our software platform once again. The rotation tools were released as part of today’s software update and they remove the complication of part orientation. The update allows you to automatically or manually rotate your part while Eiger updates the the Euler

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  • The Value of Cloud Based Slicing and File Management for 3D Printing

    By on January 20, 2017

    Every couple of years the tech industry shifts back and forth between a focus on cloud-based technology/solutions and those that sit at the customer site. Over the last two years, it has been increasingly obvious that we are squarely in a swing towards cloud-based solutions. Just in the CAD market alone, we’ve seen the influx of platforms like OnShape and

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  • Designing a 3D Printed Tesla Turbine – Part 2

    By on January 17, 2017

    Introduction This is the second installment of a two part series detailing the retrofitting of a machined Tesla Turbine with Markforged parts. In the first installment, we introduced Tesla Turbines, discussed which parts lent themselves well to 3D printing, and replaced the turbine housing with a Markforged part. Now, we’ll tackle the other printed component of our turbine retrofit: the bearing

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  • Markforged in the Classroom: Using 3D Printing in Education

    By on January 13, 2017

    Writer’s Note: Alex Larson is an Applied Technology teacher at Palatine High School. He has been teaching Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses for 9 years. Project Lead the Way is a STEM based curriculum that is now internationally experienced by students ranging from Kindergarten through 12th grade. It exposes students to cross curricular STEM education to improve the success

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  • Eiger Software Update: Internal Concentric Fiber Reinforcement

    By on January 11, 2017

    You asked and we delivered: with our latest Eiger update we introduce internal feature reinforcement for Concentric Fill. This feature both gives users more versatility in reinforcement and reduces fiber usage, so we’ll go into how it can be used efficiently below. If you’re unfamiliar with how Concentric Rings affect your part, check out our Effective Fiber Routing blog post.

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