Stratasys Ltd. unveiled the enhanced Objet Connex3 at SolidWorks World 2016. Streamlining typically cumbersome processes and reversing high price-performance ratios, the Objet Connex3 should help accelerate the adoption of 3D printing by simplifying design-to-3D print workflow. The enhanced printer is easier to use, and offers an expanded color spectrum.
With Adobe color management and connectivity, the Objet Connex3 offers a more complete color experience and a direct design-to-3D print workflow. Additionally, it fuses multiple systems into one unified multi-color, multi-material offering, reducing capital investments and disparate processes to fuel broad-based adoption.
According to Gartner, 3D printer sales will exceed $14.6 billion in 2019 as consumers, educational institutions and businesses ramp up their purchases.
The Objet Connex3 empowers everyone from designers to manufacturers to easily build highly intricate parts smoothly – with the same appearance, form, and function as parts produced with conventional manufacturing. Dynamic color management and accurate preview, a range of advanced materials and a seamless design-to-3D print process cuts development times, reduces capital outlays and stimulates new innovation.
“Looking at standard technology adoption curves, there’s normally a tremendous lag between potential and reality. With 3D printing, while the promise might be great, customers are still restricted by both complexity and cost, to a degree,” said Josh Claman, Chief Business Officer at Stratasys. “Stratasys is committed to enabling wide adoption of 3D printing, stimulating unprecedented creativity, new flexibility and dramatic innovation. Now, we’re teaming with Adobe to take this vision additional steps forward, ensuring 3D printing is easier and more attainable. The Objet Connex3 is the only 3D printer on the market with the power to merge multiple materials and colors into one system alongside a highly streamlined and integrated workflow. With greater ease-of-use and an improved price-performance ratio, Stratasys is therefore expanding 3D printing adoption through simplification.”
The Objet Connex3 now includes two new materials. Vero PureWhite is a rigid, opaque white, producing 20% more brightness and UV resistance than the current VeroWhite. And, VeroCyan has been improved with a brighter, more vibrant appearance – making it suitable as a standalone material, and also for digital materials comprised of multiple materials jetted together to form new materials – also unique to the Connex3 offering.
The Objet Connex3 series includes the Objet260 Connex3, Objet350 Connex3, and Objet500 Connex3.