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Objet Geometries will focus on the application possibilities provided by its 3D printing technology at K 2010, which is being held on 27 October to 3 November at Messe Dusseldorf, Germany.

‘The choice of transparent, coloured, opaque, flexible and rigid materials provides huge scope for engineers and product designers,’ said Eric Bredin, Objet’s marketing manager for Europe.

‘Most importantly, the considerable range of physical and mechanical properties provided by Objet materials, combined with the outstanding accuracy and surface finish of Objet printed parts, enable users to simulate a countless array of parts and products,’ he said.

‘The look and feel of products, or the fit, form and function, can be tested early on in the design process – key to reducing the time and cost of product development cycles,’ he added.

Objet 3D printers use patented Polyjet and Polyjet Matrix technology to jet ultra-thin layers of photopolymer materials onto the build tray, where each layer is cured with UV light.

The process delivers models that can be handled immediately, with high accuracy and allowing any geometry, including thin walls, overhangs and moveable parts.

Objet’s rapid prototyping technologies will be demonstrated throughout K by its Objet Alaris30 and Objet Connex350 printers.

The Objet Alaris30 desktop 3D printer prints layers as fine as 28um with a very small drop size and a resolution of 600 x 600dpi.

Small enough to fit onto a desk, the printer is also network-enabled to support multiple users and requires no special electricity.

Printing ultra-fine 16-micron layers, the Objet Connex range of 3D printers has the ability to simultaneously print multiple materials.

The dual-jet process of Polyjet Matrix technology enables: flexible parts and living hinges – parts that withstand repeated bending and flexing; plugs and seals – create watertight and airtight seals in one build; biomedical and translucent parts – models showing internal details; shock absorption and impact resistance – overmoulded to simulate protective coverings; coating parts – coat rigid material with flexible material to create a final part with specific touch-and-feel properties.

Tango Black Plus, one of Objet’s patented materials, allows designers and manufacturers to create high-quality parts that closely resemble rubber products.

The dual-jet process of Objet Polyjet Matrix technology allows multi-material and mixed-part printing, creating models with flexible, functional and controllable mechanical properties.

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