Stratasys Has Released Improved Multi-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printers
This time we won’t be talking about some amazing feat that 3D printing has performed but rather about an advancement that has been made in the field of 3D printing itself. Stratasys Ltd. has improved its Objet Connex3 series of multi-material, multi-color 3D printers using color technology from Adobe Systems.
According to Stratasys, this improvement renders the additive manufacturing technology more accessible to increased number of users and allows for enhancements such as a more simplified and direct design-to-3D-print workflow while also allowing for better ease of use and expanded color spectrum.
The company has stated that the foundation for its improved Objet Connex3 series is the latest Stratasys Creative Colors software. Stratasys Creative Colors software facilitates the Adobe 3D Color Print Engine and links up Adobe’s Photoshop Creative Cloud imaging with design toolset. The company further claims that the Object Connex3 Series that features Object260 Connex3, Objet350 Connex3 and Objet500 Connex3 models is the only 3D printer series, as of now, that is benefiting from Adobe color management.
The Stratasys Creative Colors solution utilizes advanced color management along with a rather simplistic and direct design-to-3D print workflow and has been described as a system that imparts users with enhanced and vibrant gradient color palettes that feature a color spectrum that is expanded along with patterns and textures support while also providing with accurate color previews.
The design-to-3D print workflow can be further employed with the Stratasys Direct Manufacturing parts-on-demand service. When utilizing Adobe-Stratasys Direct Manufacturing 3D printing connection, users are provided with extra features that include validation, previewing and direct quoting. The Objet500 Connex3 model 3D printer allows for a glitch-less design-to-3D print workflow for those who use PTC Creo CAD software.
What you’re looking at is a functional prototype of a stereo speaker that was created using an Objet Connex3 series 3D printer via Stratasys Creative Colros software. Stratasys also took the veils off two unique polymer materials for its Objet Connex3 series 3D printers; Vero PureWhite and VeroCyan. Vero PureWhite is rigid and opaque white while offering 20% increased brightness and UV resistance as compared to the current VeroWhite material. VeroCyan has been enhanced by imparting a brighter and vibrant appearance that according to Stratasys renders it befitting for a standalone material.
Josh Claman, Chief Business Officer at Stratasys said, “Stratasys is committed to enabling wide adoption of 3D printing, stimulating unprecedented creativity, new flexibility and dramatic innovation. 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.”
Stratasys Creative Colors has been made a part of the new Objet Connex3 series 3D printers and can also be purchased separately for the existing Objet Connex3 systems. You can check out more details on Stratasys website. It is quite amazing what 3D printing is accomplishing as an emerging technology and how quickly it is climbing the stairs to dominating the industrial world and the homes of users.