Before and after Objet Connex3 colour palettes
More news from Stratasys coming out of SWW16 in Dallas today as the 3D printing leader improves design-to-print workflows with Creative Colors Software and unveils an enhanced version of its multi-colour, multi-material Objet Connex3 3D printer.
Building on the company’s partnership with Adobe, the machine now comes equipped with Adobe colour management and connectivity to provide a complete colour experience and streamlined workflow.
The improved Connex3 model provides dynamic colour management and accurate preview, which simplifies the development process and ultimately cuts down on development time and cost. Users can combine materials, textures and colours in a single print and save on post-production capabilities such as painting, sanding, machining or moulding.
Stratasys have also introduced two new materials for the Connex. Vero PureWhite is a rigid opaque material and produces 20% more brightness and UV resistance than current VeroWhite. VeryCyan has also been improved to provide more vibrancy and can be used as a standalone material or to form new digital materials.
Enhanced Stratasys Objet 500 Connex3
“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 colours 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.”