Connex3 3D Production Systems

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 gives you:

  • 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.

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Rigid, Rubber, Color Batch

All of these color, multi-material parts were built in one job.

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Rigid, Rubber, Color Batch

Cradle Fixture

Rubberized surfaces and color-coding are built into fixtures

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Cradle Fixture

Precise, Color Multitool

Use smooth surfaces, crisp print and color for end-use parts

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Precise, Color Multitool

Digital ABS Screwdriver

Connex3 Digital Materials can blend Digital ABS with rubber.

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Digital ABS Screwdriver

Multi-Material 3D Printing

Complex, multi-material systems print in one automated job.

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Multi-Material 3D Printing

Connex3 With CMY Helmets

3D print models in as many as 45 colors on the same tray.

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Connex3 With CMY Helmets

Remote With Soft Buttons

Incorporate flexible and color components into one model.

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Remote With Soft Buttons

Objet500 Connex3 Cabinet

Material cabinet holds a large volume for better workflow.

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Objet500 Connex3 Cabinet

Flexible Headphones

This prototype blends cyan and magenta with rubber-like parts.

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Flexible Headphones

Translucent Yellow Bottle

This threaded bottle prototype blends yellow with clear.

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Translucent Yellow Bottle

Teal and Aqua Hand Mixer

Prototype with subtly blended colors for final-product realism.

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Teal and Aqua Hand Mixer

Colorful Bike Seat Models

All three can print in one job with cyan, magenta and yellow.

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Colorful Bike Seat Models

3D Printed Micrometer

3D print accurate, lifelike prototypes.

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3D Printed Micrometer

Digital ABS and Rubber-like

Simulate overmolding, even with strong Digital ABS material.

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Digital ABS and Rubber-like

Perfume Bottle

Gray and translucent material combine for a brilliant sheen.

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Perfume Bottle

Hundreds of Digital Materials

Base materials include:

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.

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

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Objet Connex500 3D Printer Objet Connex500
Large Multi-Material Prototyping

Objet500 Connex3 Specifications


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:

    • 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.)

    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)

    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 tooling and prototypes. It transforms STL or WRL files from any 3D CAD application into print-ready 3D models with color, material, and support placement information. With click-and-build wizards, you can quickly edit trays, change materials and colors, manage job queues and perform routine system maintenance.

    Objet Studio features:

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