Additive manufacturing equipment supplier Objet (Rehovot, Israel) has announced that 39 new digital material are available with its Connex range of multi-material 3D printing systems. Customers can now select from 107 total materials available in rigid to rubber-like textures, standard to ABS-grade toughness, and transparent to opaque clarity and shades. According to the company, the addition of the new materials makes Objet the first 3D printing firm to break the 100 materials barrier.
Ninety of the 107 available materials are Digital Materials, derived by the composite mixing of primary Objet materials. According to the company, this enables designers, engineers and manufacturers to simulate precise material properties to closely resemble their intended end-product with a high level of realism. The company’s Connex multi-material 3D printer allows users to combine as many as 14 of these materials at the same time in a single consistent model.
These new materials are suitable for use by design and manufacturing companies in various industries, and in every stage of the product prototyping process from form modeling to fit testing and functional verification.