Objet Expands Material Range
Objet says it is the first 3D printing company to break the 100 materials barrier.
Modern Machine Shop
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.
The company has also launched two new material enhancements. It now offers an improved Rigid Black material (Objet VeroBlackPlus) providing increased dimensional stability and surface smoothness for all-purpose rapid prototyping applications, available in specific regions. In addition, the company’s High Temperature material, released in 2011, will now be available on all Objet Connex and EdenV 3D printers, as well as the new Objet30 Pro Desktop 3D printer.