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Stratasys Introduces 3D Printing Curriculum for Vocational, College and University Educators


In my travels across the world with Stratasys, I have been fortunate to speak with many professors, educators and thought leaders on the importance of formal and non-formal 3D printing education. Skills and experience related to 3D printing are already in demand and will exponentially grow across a variety of industries in the years ahead. In the latest research published by Wanted Analytics, the number of job ads requiring workers with 3D printing skills increased 1,834% in 4 years and 103% when comparing August 2014 to August 2013.
There are two challenges to 3D printing curricula.  The first is that academic institutions are unlikely to share their programs with other organizations. The second is that 3D printing is so dynamic it requires an infrastructure that enables the content to be constantly refreshed to keep students ahead of the curve.
This is exactly what inspired us to create the a new Stratasys 3D pri…

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New Advanced Manufacturing Centre Opens in Australia

The Grand Opening of 3D Central Advanced Manufacturing Centre, Australia's premier commercial 3D printing production facility, was a huge success and well received by all in attendance. Objective3D's headquaters and the new home of RedEye Australasia, the facility was officially opened by The Hon. Bob Baldwin, Parliamentary Secretary to Industry.
Over 200 guests were treated to insights in 3D printing across the global market by Jeff Hanson, Director of Global Network for RedEye, the Additive Manufacturing branch of Stratasys (Pictured).
The event helped to not only showcase this premier Additive Manufacturing facility, but also many of the applications and opportunities for 3D Printing innovation across a broad range of industries.
With representatives from dental, fashion, mining, transport, entertainment, automotive, jewellery, medical and education, 3D Printing professionals and enthusiasts were able to speak directly to other industry leaders about how they can also util…

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Take a look at the New Objet500 Connex2 from Stratasys

Why the New Objet500 Connex2 Multi-material 3D Printer is Great News for Manufacturers The new triple-jetting Objet500 Connex2 Multi-material 3D Printer was introduced this week by Stratasys at IMTS 2014 in Chicago and is expected to set new standards for 3D printing price/performance and high throughput additive manufacturing.
For a unique perspective on this newest addition to the Objet500 Connex series, check out the video below.
One of the most important manufacturing applications being revolutionized with Objet Connex 3D Printing is injection molding. Leveraging PolyJet-based technology, the Objet500 Connex2 can produce injection molds for testing designs in their final materials before mass production and for manufacturing low volumes of end-use injection molded parts.  Compare this with the considerable time and expense of using CNC-tooled molds to test injection mold designs and you’ll understand why more and more manufacturers are integrating Stratasys 3D Printers f…

ASA is the new thermoplastic to replace ABS filament for Fortus systems

New UV-Resistant ASA Thermoplastic Expands 3D Printed Outdoor Applications, Introduced at IMTS

Stratasys has expanded the variety of outdoor and mechanical applications that can be 3D printed with the launch of its new ASA on September 8, at IMTS.  ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate) is an all-purpose thermoplastic 3D printing material for Stratasys FDM-based 3D Printers and Production Systems. Manufacturers in the automotive, electronics, commercial, sporting goods, construction and other industries will benefit from ASA’s strength and durability. Applications include jigs and fixtures, electrical boxes, recreational vehicles and outdoor tools. 

Compatible with the Fortus 360mc, 400mc and 900mc 3D Production Systems, ASA thermoplastic surpasses the capabilities of ABS, offering UV resistance so parts will be durable and resist fading even with long-term exposure to direct sunlight. 

Considered to have the best aesthetics of any FDM material available, ASA offers an exceptio…

RUOK? Day - 11 September 2014

It's R U OK day today! Make sure you take the time to have a meaningful conversation with someone and listen to find out if they are OK.

Sir Richard Branson said, "If you can't see someone in person, the next best thing is to call and ask “are you ok?” As friends, we can listen and let them know we care. Come on Australia, let's put the voice back into conversation."

R U OK? Ambassador and actor Simon Baker said "We have horrible droughts in this country; we have bushfires and other incidents where Australians band together. We have proven that we have the strength and the power to stand together as a community. To be able to show that same strength as individuals and have conversations one-on-one with friends would be an incredible step forward for us all”

Last year RedEye Australasia 3D Printed the functional RUOK question marks that traveled all around Australia to raise awareness. Find out about the project at: http://3dprintingsolutions.…

Digital Dentistry highlights the many uses of 3D Printing

Congratulations to Sid Tass and TDL Precision Orthodontics for the article in the Herald Sun on Friday 5th September 2014.

3D Printing is changing the way that so many different industries do business, and digital dentistry is a great example of using 3D Printing to innovate and revolutionize an existing service or product.

Come see us at the 2014 3D Printing Showcase

Register for the 2014 3D Printing Showcase now. The showcase will be held on September 12-13 at the University of Melbourne in Parkville.

Matt Minio, Managing Director of Objective3D, will be presenting a discussion on 3D Printing in Education - From entry level concepts to cutting edge research. With such a wide variety of 3D Printing technologies available today, he will cover how 3D printing can be used across a wide range of faculties and business units.

Register to attend for free at

RedEye has moved!

Objective3D Parts (powered by RedEye) has moved! 

It is good bye to our little factory in Mornington and hello to our new state of the art facility in Carrum Downs.

Not quite ready for visitors yet, we will keep you informed of upcoming opening days. Check out our new website: for the latest info on training days, seminars, and webinars.

Cheers to Smirnoff and RedEye Australasia

Marketing functions, product launches and even music festivals are now embracing 3D Printing to bring a unique perspective to their events.

RedEye Australasia was recently contacted by Dark Matter to produce a 3D Prototype for Smirnoff to use at Splendour in the Grass held in the North Byron Parklands 25-27 July 2014.

The idea was to create a "Cheers Cam" by placing a GoPro video camera into the base of a large Smirnoff cup. The camera was then held in place with an interlocking base. The results are captured below.

Additive Manufacturing: Tools without Tooling

How Additive Manufacturing is changing the way we make ... Everything 
Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been called the Next Industrial Revolution, improving virtually every aspect of the way products are made. Additive manufacturing is a key component of Direct Digital Manufacturing which generally describes the process of producing parts directly from digital CAD data.

Normally DDM stories tend to focus on end use parts, where additive manufacturing is used to cost-effectively produce the final parts that go into your car, jetliner or coffee maker. Describing its potential impact, the Wohlers Report 2014 states, ”Most indications suggest that we are heading toward a relatively new method of manufacturing and an industry worth tens of billions of dollars.”

One area of additive manufacturing that can have an equally significant impact is tools – the molds, patterns, jigs and fixtures that are used throughout the manufacturing and assembly processes.

Just think how many pro…

Find out more about Colour Multi-Material 3D Printing here - Stratasys Webinar

Stratasys 3D Printing Webinar: Multi-Materials and Vibrant ColourVIEW WEBINAR
Connex 3D Printing was the first technology to offer multi-material 3D printing. With the Objet500® Connex3™, Stratasys launched another first: a color, multi-material 3D printer. Combining three base materials dramatically extends the possibilities — rich, vibrant colors and unprecedented material versatility. In this webinar, Jon Cobb, executive vice president at Stratasys, will share his expertise on this significant technology advancement, what multi-material color 3D printing really means, how it works and the many benefits. Guadalupe Ollarzabal of Trek Bicycle, a longtime Connex user and Objet500 Connex3 beta tester, will share why his shop chose multi-material 3D printing, what they’re using it for, and how the new technology advances their products.
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New flexible colour 3D Printing materials for Connex3

Exploring a New World of 3D Printed Product Realism with Flexible Colour Digital Materials We’re excited to unveil Stratasys’ extended range of flexible and rigid material options for the Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer. With these new colour palettes, Stratasys is continuing to expand your ability to improve the look, feel and functionality of your 3D printed parts.

The new offerings comprise six flexible material palettes,  featuring  more than 200 vibrant colour shades in a wide range of Shore A values and opacities. There are also four new rigid gray and color palettes – three 45-colour rigid gray palettes, each  combining rigid white (VeroWhite) and black (VeroBlack) with colours, and one 45-hue gray palette with varying levels of translucency.

We caught up with Boaz Jacobi, Stratasys Product Marketing Manager, to help illuminate Stratasys’ wonderful world of color and multi-material opportunities.

Blog: What new possibilities does this extended range of …

Artec 3D Scanners available now

Objective3D are now a proud distributor of Artec 3D ScannersArtec 3D Scanners offer high quality scanning solutions for applications in medicine, design, media, quality control and heritage preservation.Hand-held and easy to use, the Artec Eva and Artec Spider offer:
- High accuracy and high resolution
- Quality texture
- Real time scanning and alignment
- No calibration, no markers and only 1 USB cable
The Artec Eva 3D scanner is the ideal choice for those that need to receive a quick, textured and accurate scan. Eva doesn't require markers or calibration. It captures objects quickly in high resolution and vibrant color, which allows for almost unlimited applications.

The Artec Spider is a new 3D scanner designed specifically for CAD users and perfect for reverse engineering, product design, quality control and mass production. Together with Artec Studio software, it is a powerful, desktop tool for designers, engineers and inventors of every kind.

See how Coca-Cola used their A…

Stratasys 3D Printing revolutionises R&D

3D Ubisoft gaming characters are printed in 3D!

RedEye Australasia were recently contacted by Drifter ( to 3D Print the winning character designs from the Ubisoft "Design your very own 3D-printable hero in the Ubisoft 3D Character Creator!" (

The Facebook community chose a winning design from the Ubisoft 3D Character Creator each month to be 3D printed, hand painted, and sent to the winner!

The winning designs were printed in nylon using SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) by RedEye Australasia. Watch the video below to see how the  characters emerge.

NOTE: Due to the fact that SLS involves using a laser to melt nylon layer by layer in a bed of powder, this part of the process cannot be shown. 

RedEye Australasia is the 3D Printing Bureau side of Objective3D - Your complete, professional 3D printing solutions centre.

3D printing brings music to our ears

3D Printing and rapid prototyping allows for advancements and innovations that can turn an idea into a reality in only a few short days.

Dror Adler, a harmonica player from the Adler Trio, had been juggling a microphone and harmonica for over 50 years when he finally said that enough was enough. He came up with an idea to build a unique microphone enclosure that would attach to the harmonica and accommodate all the necessary electronics for a wireless mike that will allow the user to play the harmonica unimpeded.

The first  prototype was produced on a Stratasys Eden 3D Printer using PolyJet technology.  Several design iterations were created until a perfect prototype was produced and Dror was in harmonica heaven.

After other musicians saw the Adler Trio performing live, they started asking where they could buy their own microphone holder, and it was then that Dror began to consider producing them in small commercial quantities.

Once again using 3D Printing, a pattern was create…

New Endur PolyJet material from Stratasys

This week, Stratasys expanded its portfolio of 3D printing materials with Endur, a new PolyJet 3D printing material for use with Eden, Connex and Objet printers.

Endur is an alternative to Durus, with improved chemical characteristics and composition to give models and prototypes a polypropylene-like look and functionality, much like the characteristics of standard plastics.

In the video below, Boaz Jacobi, Product Marketing Manager at Stratasys, talks about the capabilities of Endur and examines some applicative models that look and behave like polypropylene in terms of flexibility, strength and toughness.

Just like the name implies, Endur is tough. The polypropylene-like material offers both high impact resistance and superior elongation at break. Endur has a heat-deflection temperature up to 129°F/ 54°C, excellent dimensional stability and comes in a bright white color. It also features an excellent surface finish to make it easier to achieve a smooth look and feel.


Bowling down the Competition

Strike Bowling recently ran a competition for new designs to go on their new revolutionary high tech shoes. These shoes are so cutting edge, they even have anti-theft devices built in!

With such a major facelift, Strike bowling contacted Method Studios to help with the launch.

Method Studios came up with a great concept ... to project the best designs on a big 3D shoe ... a really big 3d bowling shoe!

So big, that they needed a big 3D printer for the job - so they contacted RedEye Australasia to 3D Print shoes specifically for the launch. RedEye Australasia offers the largest build volume in Australasia and a great solution to people wanting to print large items in a single piece.

3D Printing the Strike Shoe

An actual Strike bowling shoe was scanned to produce a CAD file which was then 3D printed using FDM in ABS in a Stratasys Fortus 900MC. A 900MC allowed these large shoes to be built in a single piece. They were then sanded and supplied to Method Studios for the launch parties. …

Stratasys Announces Finalists for Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge!

Stratasys, manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, proudly represented by Objective3D in Australia and New Zealand has selected finalists for the 10th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.
 The global contest offers students in middle school, high school and college the opportunity to redesign an existing product or to create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished. Entries are evaluated based on creativity, being mechanically sound and being realistically achievable.

The top-10 finalists in each category (middle school/high school engineering, college engineering and art/architecture) will receive a 3D printed model of their design and a $50 gift card.

During the final round of judging, industry experts will select winners in each category. The judges this year are:
Todd Grimm (P…

Stratasys receives dentistry award for Objet30 Orthodesk

3D printing is becoming increasingly popular with dentists, but an even greater percentage of orthodontists are prepared to make the leap to digitizing their “shops” – or they already have! The compact Objet30 OrthoDesk, award-winning digital dental workhorse Objet Eden260V and the just launched Objet Eden260V DentalAdvantage 3D Printers by Stratasys are equally useful and productive for orthodontic labs and practices. So it’s no wonder that the Objet Eden260V has just won The Dental Advisor magazine’s 2014 Product Award for rapid prototyping, for the second straight year. The magazine highlighted the Objet Eden260V’s outstanding surface detail, easy management and maintenance, high resolution in all axes, and high speed in high quality 3D printing modes as reasons for its selection.

How can the switch to digital orthodontics make a difference for both orthodontists and patients?

When a practice has “gone digital,” the 3D experience begins right away. The first part of any or…