Rehovot, Israel – Objet announces the launch of the Connex350™, the company’s second rapid prototyping system that allows product developers and manufacturers to simultaneously print multiple materials with different mechanical and physical properties. Modeled after Objet’s groundbreaking Connex500™, the only other 3D printer in the world with this capability, the Connex350™ will debut on June 22-26 at the inaugural Time Compression Expo and Conference in Chicago and on June 23-24 at the Devcon 2009, Dassault Systems Developer Conference in Velizy, France.
The Connex350™ features the same revolutionary technology as its predecessor, the Connex500™, with a smaller build tray size (350x350x200mm). The Connex500™ has received numerous technology innovation, and design honors, including the Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation, the EuroMold Product Development Award, the RadTech USA Emerging Technologies Award and the Red Dot Award for product design. The Connex500™ has been embraced by many leading companies in the fields of consumer goods, consumer electronics, education, services bureaus and many others worldwide.
Unparalleled Versatility and Precision
Like the Connex500™, the Connex350™ utilizes Objet’s patented PolyJet Matrix™ Technology, which yields high-quality multi-material models with unprecedented levels of detail and accuracy that closely emulate the look, feel and function of end products.
The system achieves multi-material printing by jetting two distinct Objet FullCure® photopolymer model materials in preset combinations. The dual-jet process combines these multiple materials to produce mixed parts and to create one-of-a-kind Digital Materials™, that have pre-set, user-defined combinations of mechanical properties—a feature available only on Connex systems. The two FullCure® model materials are jetted from designated nozzles according to location and model type, providing full control of their structure and mechanical properties.
The combination of rubberlike, flexible material and rigid material allows users to print models for a virtually unlimited variety of applications, from coating and shock absorbers to living hinges and gaskets. The Connex350™ allows perfect simulation of over molded parts, saving time and money, and the resulting models are extremely durable with exceptionally smooth surface finish.