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While traditional 3D printing has been limited to single-material capabilities, the Objet260 Connex from Objet Ltd. can simultaneously print two materials, enabling designers and engineers to combine rigid and flexible materials to simulate the form, fit, feel and function of real-life products.
The printer comes with a range of more than 60 different build materials with varying mechanical properties, textures and shades simulating virtually anything from rubber to transparency to rigid engineering plastics. It can build as many as 14 different materials into a single printed part.
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With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flute density and other enhancements as well.