Objet 350/500 Connex 3

  • Objet 350/500 Connex 3
  • Objet 350/500 Connex 3

Hundreds of Materials for Maximum Versatility

The world’s most versatile multi-material 3D printer puts products on the fast track through development and production. From testing to rapid tooling, get the properties, pigments and precision you need to build great products faster.

Versatile Rapid Tooling

Bring new production-floor efficiencies to fruition with in-house tooling, custom jigs, assembly fixtures and gauges. With triple-jetting technology, hundreds of Digital Materials, and two spacious build-tray sizes, Connex3 is your product development and production powerhouse.

Get unmatched versatility with a range of material properties from rubber to rigid, transparent to opaque, neutral to vibrantly colored and standard to biocompatible. For jobs that require a range of mechanical, optical or thermal properties, only Connex3 lets you combine up to three base resins in pre-set configurations to produce up to 82 materials in a single build.

3D print jigs, fixtures and tooling – even short run injection molds, blow molds and sandcasting patterns – to exacting specifications with 16-micron layer thickness and smooth surfaces right off the print tray. Create ergonomic, multi-material tools with non-slip grips, rubberized product-facing surfaces, crisp print and color coding directly from the digital file. With Connex3 on your manufacturing floor, you’ll be more agile than ever.

Connex3 with triple-jetting technology

- Great throughput for tooling and prototypes

- Hundreds of two- and three-component Digital Material options

- 14 base material options

- Up to 82 material properties in a single build

- Material hot-swapping for efficient workflow

- Two spacious build-tray sizes

For office-friendly operation in a smaller size, see the Objet260 Connex3 in our Design Series.

Hundreds of Digital Materials

Digital ABS in the Mix: For tough, ergonomic tooling, only the Objet500 Connex3 lets you blend the strongest PolyJet photopolymer, Digital ABS, with Rubber-like Material to produce a range of Shore A values with great durability.

High Temperature: This material is ideal for tooling and fixtures that require higher heat. Blend with Rubber-like material to achieve a range of Shore A values and thermal properties.

Bio-compatible: Medical materials offer excellent visualization and great dimensional stability for dental delivery trays, surgical orthopedic guides and hearing aids.

Rubber-like: With a range of bright and subtle colors, opacities and elastomer characteristics, this adaptable material is ideal for a variety of tools and prototypes.

Simulated Polypropylene: Tough single-material options withstand the stress of living hinges, flexible closures and snap-fit parts. Combine with Rubber-like material for a range of grayscale shades and Shore A hardness values.

Learn more about the range of PolyJet materials available on the Objet500 Connex3, including Digital ABSHigh TemperatureBio-compatible and Simulated Polypropylene.

- Vero family of opaque materials, including various neutral shades and vibrant colors

- Tango family rubber-like flexible materials

- Medical: MED610

- Digital ABS and Digital ABS2 in ivory and green

- DurusWhite RGD430

- High Temperature RGD525 white

- Transparent: VeroClear and RGD720

Digital model materials

Hundreds of composite materials can be manufactured on the fly including:

- Digital ABS

- Rubber-like materials in a variety of Shore A values

- Vibrant blended colors in rigid opaque

- Translucent colored tints

- Polypropylene-like materials with improved thermal resistance

Support material
SUP705 non-toxic gel-like photopolymer support

Net build size
Objet350 Connex3: 342 × 342 × 200 mm (13.4 × 13.4 × 7.9 in.)
Objet500 Connex3: 490 × 390 × 200 mm (19.3 × 15.4 × 7.9 in.)

Layer thickness
Horizontal build layers down to 16 microns (0.0006 in.)

Print speed
Printing mode builds parts at 12 mm per hour/strip in 16-micron (0.0006 in.)

Build resolution
X-axis: 600 dpi; Y-axis: 600 dpi; Z-axis: 1600 dpi

Printing Modes

- Digital material: 30-micron (0.001 in.) resolution

- High quality: 16-micron (0.0006 in.) resolution

- High speed: 30-micron (0.001 in.) resolution

Accuracy
20-85 micron for features below 50 mm; up to 200 micron for full model size (for rigid materials only, depending on geometry, build parameters and model orientation)

Input Format
STL, OBJDF and SLC File

Workstation compatibility
Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit

Network connectivity
LAN – TCP/IP

Size and weight
1400 x 1260 x 1100 mm (55.1 x 49.6 x 43.3 in.)
430 kg (948 lbs)

Material Cabinet
330 (w) x 1170 (h) x 640 (d) mm
(13 x 46.1 x 26.2 in.)
76 Kg (168 lbs.)

Print heads
8 units

Power Requirements
110–240 VAC 50/60 Hz; 1.5 KW single phase

Operational Environment
Temperature 18 C-25 C (64 F-77 F); relative humidity 30-70 percent (non-condensing)

a screenshot of Objet Studio software

Objet Studio

Transform your STL and WRL files from your favorite 3D CAD application into precise, high-quality models with supports. Objet Studio has click-and-build wizards that quickly let you edit trays, assign materials, manage job queues and perform routine system maintenance from your networked workstation.

Creo CAD

Take advantage of seamless design-to-3D print workflow with PTC Creo CAD software and the Objet500 Connex3 3D Printer. With this combination, you can now print without leaving your PTC Creo CAD software. Choose materials and colors and optimize your model's geometry including checking for proper wall thickness, holes and unclosed surfaces - all in native PTC Creo format. When in online mode, you can even check to see which materials and colors are loaded in the printer and if it's available for use, without the need to use Objet Studio.