3D printing company Objet break the 100 material barrier
90 of the 107 materials made available by Objet are 'Digital Materials'. These 90 materials are based on various combinations of Objet’s existing 17 primary materials. Digital materials are composite materials that simulate real materials with pre-determined mechanical properties and are made up of two Objet materials combined in specific concentrations and structures, to provide the desired mechanical properties and to resemble the product’s target materials such as simulated rubber, transparent materials, plastics or engineering-grade ABS.
The use of the Objet Connex multi-material 3D printer allows users to also combine up to 14 of these materials; such as rigid and flexible, or opaque and transparent materials, at the same time in a single consistent model.
Most 3D printed objects are built with just one material so up to fourteen materials will allow incredible complexity.
According to David Reis, CEO for Objet, "With 39 new Digital Materials, Objet have become the first 3D printing company to break the 100 materials barrier. Considering that we had half this number just a few short years ago, this growth in material choice confirms our commitment to consistently deliver new and enhanced material properties to our customers," explains Reis. These new materials will be used by design and manufacturing companies in virtually every industry segment and in every stage of their product prototyping process from form modelling to fit testing and functional verification”.
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