Dunwoody College of Technology benefits from the new Stratasys F123 Series
Dunwoody College of Technology (Dunwoody) in Minneapolis, Minnesota provides a rigorous, industry-focused technical education for its students and has earned an international reputation in doing so. As 3D printing has increased in popularity and demand, Dunwoody has created more programs centered on these sought-after skills and theoretical knowledge.
One of the most recent Dunwoody additions is a Stratasys F370 3D Printer.
Speed, ease of use, and access to multiple materials have both students and instructors excited. These new F370 features allow lessons to be accelerated - students can focus on design and engineering as well as introduce more complex geometry and curvatures which were previously limited by subtractive methods and hand tools.
The Stratasys F370 features the all-new fast-draft mode. Prints can be completed in half the time as a standard build while consuming just a third of the material on average. Faster printing means that more projects can be completed - this can be the difference between projects being completed by the end of class instead of the next day.
GrabCAD Print Software
Students are also finding the Stratasys F370 easier and more intuitive to use thanks to the GrabCAD Print software. GrabCAD allows students to print directly from their CAD files instead of spending hours converting and fixing STL files. Detailed views of their models, including tray and slice previews, help students to diagnose problem areas like thin walls and correct toolpath issues before printing. GrabCAD also allows for seamless sharing of projects and files from any device, allowing for more collaboration and creation.
Improved Material Swaps
Fast and easy material swaps as well access to multiple materials are additional benefits of the Stratasys F370 3D Printer. ABS-M30, ASA, PC-ABS or the economical PLA*, along with easy-to-remove soluble support gives students and instructors the ability to choose the material to match project requirements. (*PLA uses breakaway support only.)
At Dunwoody, 3D printing is more than just exposing students to prototyping. It’s a powerful tool that teaches the problem-solving skills and collaboration needed to make them valuable assets in the job market. And the Stratasys F370 Printer makes that tool simpler and more cost-effective to use.
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