Rehovot, Israel – Objet Geometries Ltd. (www.objet.com) announces the launch of its newest printer, the Alaris™30. This first-of-its-kind desktop model allows designers and manufacturers to create durable, high-quality models at minimal cost and with utmost accuracy and ease of use. The office-friendly system – small enough to fit on any desk – prints true-to-life prototypes with exceptional detail, including “finished-quality” smooth surfaces, moving parts and text that stands out clearly.
The Technology Behind the Innovation
The groundbreaking innovation that is the foundation of the Alaris™30 is Objet’s market-leading PolyJet™ Photopolymer Jetting Technology, which achieves high accuracy and resolution (600 x 600 dpi) by jetting proprietary FullCure photopolymer materials in 28µ layers. Similar to a line printer, the jetting head slides back and forth along the X-axis depositing a single layer of photopolymer onto the build tray. Each layer is immediately cured and hardened by UV light, producing fully cured models that can be handled immediately without additional post-curing.
Using a VeroWhite model material and the gel-like FullCure Support material, the Alaris™30 print heads synchronously jet identical amounts of materials onto the tray. The geometry of the support structure enables complicated geometries, such as cavities, overhangs, undercuts, delicate features and walls as thin as 0.6mm. When the build is finished, the non-toxic support material is easily removed by water jetting or by hand, and the model is ready for fit, form and function testing, or a variety of immediate applications such as painting, drilling, chrome-plating or use as molds for tooling.
Office-Friendly and Easy-to-Use
Designed for high productivity as well as high accuracy, the Alaris™30 operates like a network printer, serving the needs of multiple designers throughout a firm. In addition, the system’s 300 x 200 x 150mm build tray allows large models or many small parts to be built simultaneously – saving time and money – and its four cartridge loading permits up to 36 hours of unattended printing.
The Alaris™30 requires only simple printer management with no special electricity or plumbing requirements. Like other Objet models, it also utilizes the Objet Studio™ software to ensure easy operation and allow designers to turn any 3-D CAD file into a highly accurate model with just a few mouse clicks.
The Alaris™30 joins other groundbreaking rapid prototyping solutions offered by Objet. These include the award-winning Connex500™, the world’s first 3-D printer with the ability to print multiple model materials with varying mechanical properties simultaneously.