May 31, 2012
As part of a larger puzzle cube that was given out at this year's RAPID show - The visitors to the show could collect all the pieces from multiple exhibitors to form the finished puzzle, Objet showcased its pieces printed on their Connex500 printer. These pieces are small but printed in incredibly details. Various opaque 3D printed objects are suspended inside a 3D printed transparent body and they are printed in a single print job.
This is a good example showing off Objet Connex500 3D printer and its capacity. The printer can print objects in details at a 16 micron resolution and can print with up to 14 materials in a single step.
Last year Objet displayed a fully-sized, precisely-scaled human toddler (minus legs) – that is the craziest 3D prints - you can see all internal bone structure!
This particular model was printed on the Objet Connex500 3D printer and stands 48cm off the ground, weighing in at around 10kg. The materials used here are Objet FullCure720, our original multi-purpose transparent material for the body and Objet VeroWhitePlus, rigid opaque material for the skeletal structure.
Check this Halo figure and some nice samples below made by Connex500 3D printer maybe you could understand why such a 3D printer is with a US$250,000 price tag. Watch the video to see how the Halo figure are created.
In the video below the Objet Connex500 3D printer is used to 3D print a range of artistic pieces for Keter's d-VISION group. The artistic pieces will be auctioned and donated to charity to help children at risk.
If you were to source the commercial 3D printer that has the combination of multiple material jetting and fine details, you might like Objet Connex500, at least the ability to "print up to 14 different materials" is pretty cool.
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