Making its official debut at SolidWorks World 2014, Stratasys unveiled the Objet500 Connex3, the industry’s first and only 3D printer that combines colors with multi-material 3D printing.
The system combines droplets of three base materials to produce parts with virtually unlimited combinations of rigid, flexible and transparent color materials as well as color digital materials–all in a single print run.
The ability to achieve the characteristics of an assembled part without assembly or painting will save designers and engineers significant time and help them validate designs and make better decisions earlier in the design cycle before committing to manufacturing.
Three Primary Colors Combine to Create a Wide Range of Vibrant Colors
Similar to a 2D inkjet printer, three color materials are combined to produce hundreds of vivid color options for users. The 3D printer also includes six palettes for new rubber-like Tango colors, ranging from opaque to transparent colors in various shore values to address markets such as automotive, consumer and sporting goods.
The Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-Material 3D Printer is available now through Statasys resellers.