TriMech Author

Ricky Shannon

Technical Manager of the Additive Solutions Team

Three Tips When Splitting a Large Part for 3D Printing

When working with 3D printing, there are times when you just can’t get your part to fit inside of the build volume of your printer….

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How to Leverage Industry 4.0: Additive Manufacturing Hardware

This year we have seen the release of several new additive manufacturing technologies that are having an impact on the manufacturing sector – marking the…

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Stereolithography as a Service

Here at TriMech, we often talk about Stratasys FDM and PolyJet 3D printing technologies; however, there is a much longer list of 3D printing and…

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When NOT to Use 3D Printing for End-Use Parts – Part 3

This segment picks up where we left off in this series discussing how not all manufacturing processes are ideal candidates to be replaced directly with…

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When NOT to Use 3D Printing for End-Use Parts – Part 2

Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is one of the newest and most versatile manufacturing processes on the planet. It’s possible to 3D print thousands…

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When NOT to Use 3D Printing for End-Use Parts – Part 1

There are times when 3D printing end-use parts do not offer economic or performance gains. There, I said it. While this may seem controversial to…

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Understanding Your 3D File Formats

Have you ever wondered why there are different types of 3D printer file formats? Well, these various formats carry the encoded information that includes geometry,…

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Achieve Fantastic Color in Your 3D Printing Designs

The 3D printing space is chock full of different OEM’s boasting features and benefits that make them appear better, faster, or less expensive. Meanwhile; Stratasys…

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Printing Colors: PolyJet

3D printing in color has been around longer than you think. Do you need a prototype printed in yellow ABS? No problem, load a yellow…

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A Closer Look at the Origin One 3D Printer

For the last 15 years Stratasys and their value-added resellers, like TriMech, had to field one reoccurring question that divided our 3D printing world into…

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Stratasys Expands Their Technology Offering and Why You Should Care

If you have kept your ear to the ground on the 3D printing front, you were bound to have heard the rumblings that Stratasys was…

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Creating Manufacturing Notes Within GrabCAD Print

Communication is an area we can all work on, even in the 3D printing space. But never fear, GrabCAD Print has a little-used tool to…

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How GrabCAD Shop Can Positively Impact Your Business

On average, 15% of the time in your 3D print lab is wasted on order management. Yes, you heard that right, 6 out of every…

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Machinable Metals vs 3D Printed Polymers

As an Application Engineer with TriMech, my role often takes me into many manufacturing environments ranging from mom-and-pop machine shops to aerospace manufactures. As different…

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Opening the Latest SOLIDWORKS Files in GrabCAD Print

If you you’ve been asking yourself, “What gives? Why can’t I open SOLIDWORKS files in GrabCAD Print anymore?” You are not alone. I know the…

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