Objet500 Connex3 by Stratasys. Source: WhiteClouds
Objet500 Connex3 by Stratasys. Source: WhiteClouds

We’re excited to add the new Connex3 3D printer to our lab.

This week we received the new Objet500 Connex3 3D Printer by Stratasys—one of the most technologically advanced printers on the planet. We’re also excited it fit through the front door of our lab… just barely (see images below).

We’ve greatly appreciated your business and thanks to you, WhiteClouds is growing. We continue to utilize the most innovative technologies that 3D printing has to offer. As far as we know, we’re the only 3D printing service that has a Connex3 and we’re happy to offer its capabilities to you.

We’re still waiting to get the printer set up, so it will be a few weeks before we will offer prints from the Connex3. However, here’s a preview of the specs so you can begin to imagine the possibilities enabled by the Objet500 Connex3 by Stratasys.

Specs:

  • Tray size: 19.7 x 15.7 x 9.9 inches
  • Layer thickness: 16 microns (0.0006 in.)
  • Accuracy: 20-85 micron depending on model size, geometry, build parameters and model orientation.
  • Weight: 948 pounds
  • Print heads: 8 units

Stratasys states, “The Objet500 Connex3 lets you incorporate as many as 46 colors into one prototype, from true jet black to sunny yellow to shocking magenta and hundreds of beautiful blended hues… …With exponentially more multi-material options than any other 3D printer, you can create ultra-realistic prototypes. The Objet500 Connex3 lets you build rigid, rubber-like and clear parts into one model and offers hundreds of composite materials, blended right in the 3D printer.”

The Connex3 prints in hundreds of composite materials including opaque, rubber-like in a variety of shore A values, medical-grade, high-temperature, digital ABS, transparent, and polypropylene-like. Additionally, the models can be printed in vibrant, blended colors. From art, prototypes, and end-use parts, the Connex3 has the materials and accuracy to get the job done. What will you create with the Connex3?

More information on the Objet500 Connex3, including more images and detailed specs, can found on the Stratasys website.