3D printers can be used to create virtually any object directly from a computer-aided design. This video shows how a Stratasys Objet Connex 3D printer can produce 6 different sizes of adjustable wrenches – from 5 cm to 50 cm – all in one print run. All the wrenches contain fully-movable parts and require no assembly after printing. The wrenches are made of Digital ABS material which has the strength of ABS-grade engineering plastics.
This cube made of inter-locking gear wheels was printed on a Stratasys Objet 3D Printer. The material used here is VeroClear transparent material. The cube emerges already fully assembled from the 3D printer. As you can see, there is no residue support material – the gears interlock accurately and smoothly – a testament to the Stratasys Objet 3D printer’s high resolution print quality.
We create a fully-functional baseball bat prototype on an Stratasys Objet Connex Multi-Material 3D Printer and test it against a variety of objects to see if it breaks. The bat is printed in the Stratasys Digital ABS Material – a very strong and functionally versatile composite material that is unique to the Stratasys Objet Connex range of 3D printers. Even though the bat has a very thin neck supporting a heavy end, it does not shatter or splinter upon hard contact with various objects.
For the premiere of Moneyball, Quirky reinvents the bicycle in just 24 hours – in front of a live audience, using their team of top designers and a little help from the Stratasys Objet Connex multi-material 3D printer. Brad Pitt checks out the final prototype at the red carpet event.
Sam Green takes a first look at EuroMold 2011 and the Objet stand, including a look at some of the amazing 3D models and prototypes on display. EuroMold is the primary European event for rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
These tiny 3D printed cars were printed on the Stratasys Objet Eden 3D printer and scale down from 4 cm in length to a tiny 1cm in length. Even in the tiniest car, the wheels remain fully functional and there is no deformation of walls or loss of fine details – highlighting the enormous power of the Stratasys Objet line of 3D printers to turn CAD designs into visually and functionally accurate prototypes.
Zehavit Reisin, Head of Material Consumables at Objet talks us through some of the new 3D printing materials released by Object in 2011, including a human head printed in clear transparency, a functional violin printed in ABS-like material, some digital dental parts in bio-compatible material and more.
Gary Miller at IPF, a 3D printing and rapid prototyping service bureau in the UK sends Sam Green at Objet a series of 3D printed steering wheels, printed on the Objet Connex500 multi-material 3D printer. The steering wheels, a combination of Objet VeroWhitePlus rigid material with overmolded TangoBlack rubber-like material, feature tiny 3D printed writing, which remains visible and accurate down to a fraction of a mm.
Jonathan Jaglom (VP Sales Operations, Objet) walks us through the Objet stand at EuroMold with a look at some of the applications created in the company’s new Digital ABS Material, including this full-size, functional 3D printed car dashboard, 3D printed injection molding plates and 3D printed skateboard.
The Stratasys Objet Connex500 Multi-Material 3D Printer printing 32 fold-up multi-tools all at the same time on the same tray! The tools are created in Objet’s tough Digital ABS material – known by its krypton ‘green’ coloring. The tools, along with their folding hinges, joints and pins come out of the printer already fully-assembled! Once the support material is washed away they are ready to use and strong enough to stand up to any rapid prototyping and design verification & testing purposes.
Avi Cohen (Head of Medical and Dental Solutions, Objet) walks us through some of the amazing digital dental models and parts printed on Objet 3D printers at this year’s EuroMold. Includes a look at the new Objet Biocompatible transparent material and a range of surgical guides, aligners and models for orthodontic and dental applications.
Objet brought along one of their Objet30 desktop 3D printers to LEGO® World 2012 to show kids exactly how LEGO transform their product ideas and 3D designs into functioning prototypes in rapid time. Once they come off the 3D printer, the prototypes can be held, tested and even played with to determine if the designs are suitable for production.
This catapult was ‘printed’ on a Stratasys Objet Connex Multi-Material 3D printer. The material is Stratasys Objet Digital ABS Material – a special composite material able to functionally simulate real ABS engineering plastic. All parts of the catapult were printed together at the same time on the same build tray – including the extendable arm, the spring and the tension screw. The catapult is an excellent benchmark for demonstrating the capabilities of the Digital ABS Material to perform under tension and compression.
This video shows how we created the Objet30 Pro movie based on some of the ‘b-roll’ footage taken on the day of shooting of the Objet30 Pro movie. Here you can see the actual 3D printed models that we created for the film in the 7 different materials. Notice the incredible detail on the miniature furniture – the tiny transparent wine glasses and bottle and the details on the figurines.
The Objet30 Pro Desktop 3D printer combines incredible fine detail accuracy with a versatile range of 7 different materials. This 3D printer is the only desktop system to feature transparent material and high temperature resistant material. The Objet30 Pro is ideal for the rapid prototyping needs of professional designers and engineers working in industries such as consumer goods, consumer electronics, medical devices, design consultancies and service bureaus.
Albensi Dental Laboratories explains the benefits of an Objet 3D printer to their workflow, digitizing their dental process. The benefits include much more accurate dental restorations, higher precision 3D models, delivery times reduced from 5-7 days to 2-3 days, and happier customers.