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A list of commonly asked questions
A list of commonly asked questions
| Category = Decommissioned_Equipment
| Category = Equipment
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| RepairNeeded = The PC connected to this was changed out for a different one and while upgrading the software on the new PC the part that communicates with the printer was messed up. Insight 6.3 was the last version of the software that directly supported the 1650.  You can  use newer versions, but it has to be installed as an upgrade.
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3D Printer - Stratasys
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Name Stratasys FDM 1650 3-D Printer
Zone Fab Lab
Owner Brian Wennberg (100%)
Make Model Stratsys FDM 1650
Part Number 1650
Date Acquired
Storage Location West wall, you can't miss it.
Authorization Required
Other References Blog by a gentleman who took one apart and got it working again: My FDM 1650 Blog

Instructions for how to use it from Ball State University: Lab Procedure

Blog entry about finding more material at a reasonable price (not): Material Madness

Equipment page (like ours) from the London Hackerspace wiki: Equipment:Stratasys_FDM_1650




Online manuals for an FDM 2000 which is very similar model:


Maintenance Info

        • Preliminary

Z-stage Lubrication

   Should be done monthly

Cable Lubrication

   Should be done monthly

FDM Modeler Calibration

   Should be done often - recommended minimum of once a week


A list of commonly asked questions


  • Bring in rack mount computer to run the machine.
  • Find a source for consumables.
  • Determine what the materials costs are.
  • Write up maintenance procedures.
  • Write up procedures for use.