FATHOM, an advanced technology driven company with an expertise in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, announced that 3D printing services for the Objet500 Connex3 are now available directly at its Seattle-based production center. This is the second Connex3 system added to the company’s list of available service equipment, one of dozens available for additive manufacturing services.
Stratasys introduced the ground-breaking 3D production system at SolidWorks World in January. It is the only machine that creates brilliantly colored prototypes with a range of multi-material options including rigid, flexible, clear, and durable — all in a single build cycle.
“The Objet500 Connex3 offers the most advanced material options out of any other 3D production system in the world”, said Rich Stump, Principal at FATHOM. “Users can create beautiful, and functional, 3D printed parts like never before seen. From concept models and functional prototypes to end-use parts, the application uses really are limitless.”
With the system’s ability to combine vivid color and multiple materials, the Objet500 Connex3 is the only 3D printer that can simulate the precise look, feel, and function of finished products — designs come to life as realistic models earlier in the design process.
“This new system not only offers the best capabilities of any other 3D printer on the market, but it allows users to blend three different materials in a single build cycle,” said Dylan Oliver, Northwest General Manager, adding that the Connex3 is a great platform for future material offerings. “Stratasys has a great track record of making new materials available to customers due to their continuous efforts in composite material development.”
The company is hosting an invite-only event next month where guests will see live printing demonstrations and unique models exclusively created by FATHOM’s design and engineering teams.
“We strive to be our customers’ preferred partner by providing best-in-class equipment, services, and support,” said Oliver. FATHOM recently invested in advanced research and development capabilities to further support its customers’ advanced application needs. “My team is located right in the heart of Seattle, making the latest in additive manufacturing locally available.”
In January, FATHOM announced it was the first 3D printer partner of Stratasys in North America to purchase an Objet500 Connex3 and offer outsourced multi-material color 3D printing services on the West Coast from its Oakland-based production center.