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Objet Launches New Desktop 3D Printer at RAPID
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Objet30 Pro Desktop 3D Printer | With 7 Different Materials!
The rise of options for the 'prosumer' continues today as Objet unveiled it's latest offering — the Objet30 Pro. Coming hot on the heels of Stratasys' Mojo release, it points to a continued push at the professional user from the merging companies. The Objet30 Pro brings users the option of up to seven materials.
Stratasys have maintained the party line that they don't see the consumer market as viable for them at the moment, and want to continue to develop solutions for the design engineer. The Objet desktop range of printers starts at £14,400 so the Objet30 Pro is still likely to be a little rich for your hobbyist, but the enhanced range of materials is certainly something that will appeal to the target market and way beyond.
CLARIFICATION: "Objet uses ‘multi-material’ to describe the jetting of multiple materials (two print resins and the support resin, which can result in printed materials with up to 14 different properties) in the same print build – a capability unique to its Connex technology. The Objet30 Pro can print with seven different materials – but only one material at a time (discounting the support resin from that statement.)"
Materials wise the Objet30 Pro includes clear transparent material and high temperature resistant material — a first for a 'desktop' system. With the recent display of Colour printing in Paris and now the Objet30 Pro, Objet Ltd are looking like one of the most exciting companies in the industry today.
The new machine will be on show in Atlanta, Georgia for the RAPID 2012 event... If you're there please pop in and see TCT too, we're on booth 241.
Full press release below...
Objet Ltd, has launched the new Objet30 Pro — the most versatile professional in-house desktop 3D printer available on the market. Unveiled at RAPID, the new desktop 3D printer offers 7 different materials, including, for the first time on a desktop system, clear transparent material and high temperature resistant material.
The Objet30 Pro is positioned as the ultimate rapid prototyping solution for designers and engineers, ranging from industries such as consumer goods and consumer electronics to medical devices and design consultancies.
The Objet30 Pro takes its place as the new top-of-the-line addition to Objet's existing desktop 3D printer line which starts at $19,900*. With a small footprint, professional 28 micron print quality and wide ranging material versatility, the Objet30 Pro produces high quality prototypes with a choice of 7 different materials and functional properties, offering designers and engineers a world of possibilities:
Objet clear transparent material (Objet VeroClear) for simulating PMMA/glass;
Objet High temperature material for heat-resistant static functional testing;
Objet polypropylene-like material (Objet DurusWhite) for simulating snap-fit parts; and
Four rigid, opaque materials for standard plastic simulation (Objet Vero Family in black, white, gray, and blue).
“Having the correct tools and resources to advance our product development is critical for our organization,” said Gregory Janice, Engineering Manager at Princeton Tec. “The Objet30 Pro's ability to print parts made with a clear transparent material on a desktop 3D printer combined with its ease of use and versatility made the Objet30 Pro a sound investment for our team.”
Collcap Packaging LTD, a customer of Objet UK distributor HK Rapidprototyping creating innovative cosmetic, perfumery and personal care packaging, has also been testing the new Objet30 Pro 3D printer. Adam Smith, Technical Manager at Collcap, comments, “We knew a desktop machine would meet our capacity requirements quite happily, but for the packaging work we do, we really wanted the range of materials that has previously only been available with bigger machines. The clear transparent material for instance is ideal for prototyping our bespoke fragrance bottles and other glass or clear plastic products, whilst the range of coloured rigid materials work perfectly for simulating plastic bottles, caps and fittings. The excellent surface finish and detail provided by the Objet30 Pro are also crucial so that our eye-catching designs look and feel as they’re supposed to when we present them to our customers for approval.”
"The Objet30 Pro is the next evolution in desktop 3D printers developed specifically for professional users," said David Reis, CEO of Objet. “This desktop 3D printer provides outstanding print quality with a choice of seven materials that until now could only be found in much larger, high-end 3D printers. The Objet30 Pro is the perfect combination of professional, versatile in-house 3D printing at an attractive price point," concluded Reis.
The Objet30 Pro will be on display at RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition, Atlanta Georgia until May 25th.