Printing at 0.005"

A project log for Stratasys Dimension SST

Get a scrapped Stratasys Dimension SST running

CaptMcAllisterCaptMcAllister 02/19/2016 at 18:555 Comments

February 19, 2016: Some generous person on Reddit sent me a file that unlocked a lot of options in Catalyst, and now I can print at 0.005" layer height! Catalyst is the software that slices the STL files into gcode for the Stratasys printers. The Dimension SST is a fairly old model by now, so they locked out a lot of the newer options to force people to buy the newer models. This includes finer layer height, different support options, and allowing placement of pauses in your print (so you can do things like add hardware inside the print). This resulted in some really amazing prints. I printed the Yoda bust available from Thingiverse at 25% size, and it came out amazingly well for being the size of a penny! I really can't believe that this printer is now running better than a brand new Dimension elite! And all for $500 invested.


Reece Gale wrote 01/30/2018 at 15:51 point

I'd also love access to this file to unlock the options in Catalyst!

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August Pamplona wrote 12/31/2017 at 16:23 point

This would be a printer configuration file that is normally encrypted (and thus "locked"). Where does this file normally reside and what is its name?

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Dylan Miracle wrote 11/28/2017 at 00:55 point

I see others have come before me. I also would be very interested in the unlocked catalyst software.

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greenlantern wrote 04/04/2017 at 18:28 point

Hey man, could you perhaps share with me your catalyst download? I am working with one of these really old printers as well and my windows 95 machine that was running the original software died. I'm looking for an unlocked version of the catalyst that will run on a newer OS.


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Chris Dubya wrote 10/06/2016 at 00:04 point

Joined to post this comment--this is really interesting as another sst 768 owner. Any chance I could grab the file from you?

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