Compact 3D printer jets two materials at once

Oct. 12, 2011
The compact Objet260 Connex 3D printer can jet two different materials at the same time.
The Objet260 Connex is a 3D printer for rapid prototyping and is small enough to fit in the corner of any office. The printer can jet two different materials (from a range of over 60 materials) at the same time. While the machine is working, it can blend the two materials into other materials with different mechanical properties. In effect, the machine can simultaneously print up to 14 materials in one build. The Objet260 Connex has a tray size of 10.2 x 10.2 x 7.9 in. It uses sealed material cartridges that are easy to load and unload. According to the developer, the Connex is the only 3D printer in the world capable of simultaneously laying down transparent and opaque materials. In a recent job, a customer used a Connex to print a set of eyeglasses. The eyeglass lenses were printed in Objet’s new VeroClear transparent material and supporting portions of the frame were printed in VeroBlack. Objet Inc., 5 Fortune Dr., Billerica, Mass., 01821,

Sponsored Recommendations

A closer look at modern design considerations for food and beverage

April 9, 2024
With new and changing safety and hygiene regulations at top of mind, its easy to understand how other crucial aspects of machine design can get pushed aside. Our whitepaper explores...

Condition Monitoring for Energy and Utilities Assets

April 9, 2024
Condition monitoring is an essential element of asset management in the energy and utilities industry. The American oil and gas, water and wastewater, and electrical grid sectors...

Strategizing for sustainable success in material handling and packaging

April 9, 2024
Download our visual factory brochure to explore how, together, we can fully optimize your industrial operations for ongoing success in material handling and packaging. As your...

Fueling the Future of Commercial EV Charging Infrastructure

April 9, 2024
Miguel Gudino, an Associate Application Engineer at RS, addresses various EV charging challenges and opportunities, ranging from charging station design strategies to the advanced...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!