Stratasys introduces multi-material 3D printers

Objet500 Connex2 Digital ABS Injection MoldWhile the attention of the technology world has been on gadgets, smartphones and wearables in recent weeks, Stratasys has turned the spotlight back on 3D printing with the Objet500 Connex1 and Objet500 Connex2 Multi-material 3D Printers — that’s right, the new printers can print on multi-materials.

The printers leverage Stratasys’ triple-jetting technology, which is designed to allow the user to build products with up to three different materials in a single run, or even mix multiple material droplets to form new digital materials such as tough Digital ABS.

Equipped with a large build envelope, the Objet500 Connex1 Multi-material 3D Printer can produce parts from three  materials in a single production run. This allows users to create assemblies with components formed from three different materials, or it can produce components that contain both rigid and flexible materials, such as rubber-like Tango and rigid Vero material.

Objet500 Connex1 with Mixed Tray
Objet500 Connex1 with Mixed Tray

The Objet500 Connex2 Multi-material 3D Printer has all the capabilities of the Objet500 Connex1 plus the ability to combine droplets from two base materials to produce new materials or “Digital Materials”.

”We were able to build on the success of our triple-jetting technology and expand the Objet500 Connex family with two 3D production systems that we believe set new standards for 3D printing price-performance,” said Ron Ellenbogen, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Stratasys.

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