Objet500 Connex3 with brightly colored helmet prototypes inside

Using Objet500 Connex3 for Prototyping

Vivid color and multi-material 3D printing

Designers, meet the most liberating 3D printer in the world. The Objet500 Connex3 is the only 3D printer that creates brilliantly colored prototypes with a range of multi-material components including rigid, flexible, clear and durable.

Get inspired by the possibilities. Then start prototyping with passion.

Brilliant Color

9 interlocked rings in rainbow colors, printed in one job

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. Pick from ten color palettes — including rich opaque and stained-glass-like translucent — for vibrant, repeatable color that will wow your colleagues and impress your toughest clients.

A Multitude of Materials

Only the Objet500 Connex3 lets you combine the strongest PolyJet photopolymer, Digital ABS, with another material of your choice. Now prototypes, and even tooling, with rigid and soft-touch components or overmolding can be stronger than ever. You can even combine a clear material with Digital ABS in a single build.

Blue glasses with tinted lenses and black rubber parts

Only the Objet500 Connex3 lets you combine the strongest PolyJet photopolymer, Digital ABS, with another material of your choice. This enables prototypes that contain rigid and soft-touch components or overmolding to be stronger than ever, and lets you incorporate clear and Digital ABS features into one build.

Digital ABS in the Mix: Six composite materials mix Digital ABS with Rubber-like Material to represent a variety of Shore A values with great durability.

Simulated Polypropylene: Tough single-material options withstand the stress of living hinges, flexible closures and snap-fit parts.

High Temperature: Heat-resistant material is ideal for thermal testing of static parts. Combine with Rubber-like material to achieve a range of material properties.

Bio-compatible: Medical rapid prototyping 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 modeling a wide variety of products from soft grip handles to footwear.

Connex multi-material 3D printing has always created a range of digital materials on-the-fly from two base resins. Designers have experienced years of success mixing rigid and flexible materials with a range of Shore A values into one model, or opaque and clear materials with a range of semi-translucency.

The Objet500 Connex3 expands your maximum number of base resins to three — and adds color to the mix. The possibilities grow exponentially. For the first time, you can create vibrantly colored, flexible prototypes or mimic the sleek gray finish of popular consumer electronics.

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

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Objet Studio for Connex3

Objet Studio Software lets you assign materials and colors.

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Objet Studio for Connex3

Planetary Gears in 7 Colors

Each set of colorful, precise moving gears was built in one piece.

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Planetary Gears in 7 Colors

Remote With Soft Buttons

Incorporate flexible and color components into one model.

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Remote With Soft Buttons

Prototype and Assembly

3D printing goes from prototyping to production with fixtures

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Prototype and Assembly

Digital ABS Prop Engine

Connex2 lets you use Digital ABS with another material.

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Digital ABS Prop Engine

Translucent Perfume Bottle

Gray and translucent material combine for a brilliant sheen.

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Translucent Perfume Bottle

Color Helmet Prototypes

Build diverse models in one job with cyan, magenta and yellow.

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Color Helmet Prototypes

Choose From 10 Color Palettes

PolyJet digital color is vibrant, accurate and repeatable.

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Choose From 10 Color Palettes

Digital ABS and Rubber-like

Simulate overmolding, even with strong Digital ABS material.

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Digital ABS and Rubber-like

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Objet500 Connex3 Color Options

The ability to mix three base resins results in hundreds of digital color options with as many as 46 vibrant, repeatable colors in one model.

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Magenta Yellow White

This palette blends magenta, yellow and white.

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Magenta Yellow White

Magenta Yellow Clear Palette

This palette blends magenta, yellow and clear.

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Magenta Yellow Clear Palette

Cyan Yellow White Palette

This palette blends cyan, yellow and white.

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Cyan Yellow White Palette

Magenta Yellow Black Palette

This palette blends magenta, yellow and true black.

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Magenta Yellow Black Palette

Cyan Yellow Clear Palette

This palette blends cyan, yellow and clear.

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Cyan Yellow Clear Palette

Cyan Magenta Yellow Palette

The cyan-magenta-yellow palette adds a bonus dark gray.

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Cyan Magenta Yellow Palette

Cyan Yellow Black Palette

This palette blends cyan, yellow and true black.

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Cyan Yellow Black Palette

Cyan Magenta White Palette

This palette blends cyan, magenta and white.

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Cyan Magenta White Palette

Cyan Magenta Black Palette

This palette blends cyan, magenta and black.

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Cyan Magenta Black Palette

Cyan Magenta Clear Palette

This palette blends cyan, magenta and clear.

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Cyan Magenta Clear Palette

Many Hues and Shore Values

Rigid color and black rubberlike material create more options.

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Many Hues and Shore Values

Yellow, Black and White

Blend bright yellow with a range of warm and neutral grays.

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Yellow, Black and White

Choose From 10 Color Palettes

PolyJet digital color is vibrant, accurate and repeatable.

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Choose From 10 Color Palettes

Black, White and Clear

3D print in a range of sleek, smoky and translucent grays.

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Black, White and Clear

Flex Clear, Magenta, Yellow

3D print a range of warm colors and tints in nine Shore A values.

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Flex Clear, Magenta, Yellow

Magenta, Black and White

Blend shocking magenta with warm and neutral grays.

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Magenta, Black and White

Flex Black, Magenta, Yellow

Mix seven Shore A values and a range of dark and vibrant hues.

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Flex Black, Magenta, Yellow

Cyan, Black and White

Blend vibrant cyan with a range of subtle cool and neutral grays.

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Cyan, Black and White

Flex Black, Magenta and Cyan

Mix seven Shore A values and a range of dark and vibrant hues.

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Flex Black, Magenta and Cyan

Flex Clear, Magenta and Cyan

3D print a range of purples and tints in nine Shore A values.

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Flex Clear, Magenta and Cyan

Flex Clear, Cyan and Yellow

3D print a range of greens and tints in nine Shore A values.

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Flex Clear, Cyan and Yellow

Flex Black, Cyan and Yellow

Mix seven Shore A values and a range of dark and vibrant hues.

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Flex Black, Cyan and Yellow

How it Works

Objet500 Connex Printer Specifications

Man evaluates a complex model on the tray of an Objet500 Connex3

Model materials:

  • Vero family of opaque materials, including color
  • 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:

  • Vibrant blended colors in rigid opaque
  • Translucent colored tints
  • Rubber-like materials in a variety of Shore A values
  • Polypropylene-like materials with improved thermal resistance

Support material:
SUP705 non-toxic gel-like photopolymer support

Tray size:
500 × 400 × 200 mm (19.7 × 15.7 × 7.9 in.)

Net build size:
490 × 390 × 200 mm (19.3 × 15.4 × 7.9 in.)

Layer thickness:
Horizontal build layers down to 16 microns (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:
Objet500 Connex3:
1400 (w) x 1260 (h) x 1100 (d) 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)

Objet Studio Software

Complex gears in seven colors on Objet Studio screen

Gear Bearing by Emmett

Objet Studio makes it simple to build high-quality, accurate 3D models. It automatically transforms STL files from any 3D CAD application into 3D modeling slices including both build material and support. With click-and-build wizards, you can quickly edit trays, assign materials and colors, manage job queues and perform routine system maintenance.

Objet Studio features:

  • Easy tray setup including multiple models and materials
  • Automatic support generation
  • On-the-fly slicing so printing can start right away
  • Auto-placement of trays for accurate, consistent positioning
  • Multi-user networking