Stratasys just announced the launch of the Objet500 Connex3 at the SolidWorks World 2014, which started yesterday in San Diego and is open until Wednesday the 29th. This groundbreaking machine is the first in the Objet line to let you incorporate color (as many as 46 per print) into your prototype. The fact that the Objet 500 Connex3 is also a multi-material printer makes this a worlds first!
The 3D printer lets you build rigid, rubber-like and clear parts into one model and offers hundreds of composite materials, blended right in the 3D printer. Like a regular inkjet printer, this 3D Printer features 3 different colors, VeroMagenta, VeroCyan, and VeroYellow, which can be combined to produce, literally hundreds of colors.
Multi colour and multi material
Several companies have been involved in the testing of Stratasys’ latest model. Check out this next video in which you can see what this printer can do and how companies like Trek Bicycles has incorporated this machine in their prototyping and development process.
- Vero family of opaque materials, including color
- Tango family rubber-like flexible materials
- Medical: MED610
- Digital ABS and Digital ABS2 in ivory and green
- DurusWhite RGD430
- High Temperature RGD525 white
- Transparent: VeroClear and RGD720
500 × 400 × 200 mm (19.7 × 15.7 × 7.9 in.)
Net build size:
490 × 390 × 200 mm (19.3 × 15.4 × 7.9 in.)
Horizontal build layers down to 16 microns (0.0006 in.)
X-axis: 600 dpi; Y-axis: 600 dpi; Z-axis: 1600 dpi
For those of you who are wondering what the price of this magnificent beast is going to be, they will most probably be sold for $330,00 USD.