Stratasys Dimension 1200es

 About the Tool: Additive manufacturing. Prints a 3D part layer by layer.

Location: The Shop

Dimension and Fortus 3D Printer training is required. Prerequisite: Desktop 3D printer training.

File types:  .stl

Materials: ABS and soluble support material
Bray Lab has a Dissolving Bath for removing the support material

Build size: 254 x 254 x 305 mm (10 in x 10 in x 12 in.)

Layer thickness: 0.33 mm (0.013 in.) or .254 mm (.010 in.)
XY Accuracy: .025mm (.001 in)

Stratasys material canister and cartridge shelf life and handling


Digital Setup

  • Select File -> Open STL to import a design.
  • Double check part size’s outside dimensions are correct by matching with STL size (bottom left corner)
  • Set the model interior
    • Sparse – low density (medium strength, 25% – 30 % fill, quick print)
    • Sparse – high density (high strength, 75% fill, medium print time)
    • Solid (highest strength, 100% fill, slow print)


General tab

  • Select ‘Orientation’ tab to properly orient part to limit necessary support material
  • Press ‘Add to Pack’
  • Select ‘Pack’ tab

Safe Operation

  • Select a tray and review the tray to select the best position for the part
  • Position model in middle of bed
  • Press ‘Print’
  • Watch the machine for at least the first 30 minutes of the print to ensure the printed material adheres to the bed and the object is printing correctly.


  • Take the tray out of the machine to remove your 3D print
  • Place tray back in machine
  • Throw excess material in the trash.

Removing Support Filament from Bed

  1.  Leave filament on bed as is after removing part from bed
  2. Attempt to remove filament with hands
  3. Scrape off with scraper- should come off in one big piece
  4. Sand if necessary and clip off support filaments