Variety and versatility
Bring agility and aesthetics to every stage of product development and production. Based on PolyJet Technology, Connex3 offers amazing surface smoothness, fine details and a wide range of material properties.
For parts that require a range of mechanical, optical or thermal properties – like non-slip grips, transparent windows, flexible hinges or heat–resistant surfaces – Connex3 can vary material properties within a single print job.
Fast, flexible color
Produce smooth three-color gradients and vivid multi-color textures based on the color information in your original CAD file.
PolyJet for production
Detail and realism
Create precise threading or crisp tracking codes directly from CAD. With 16-micron layer resolution, the Connex3 lets you see, touch, test and perfect every detail.
With a spacious build envelope and the ability to vary materials within a single print job, you can pack a tray with assorted parts to power through tool and prototype production.
Spend less time processing parts. PolyJet models are smooth, beautiful and ready to handle without additional curing or post–processing. Soluble support material supported on the Connex3 lets you clean undercuts and internal voids with minimal effort.
High throughput and an efficient workflow optimize your productivity, so Connex3 achieves a low total cost of ownership.
Customer success: Trek Bicycle
Designers and engineers at Trek Bicycle were among the first to adopt the Connex3 to create prototypes that look and feel like production parts.
“In order to make the best bikes here at Trek, we need the best tools. And Connex3 is the best tool for the job.”
— Mike Zeigle, Trek
Connex3's versatility stems from its ability to blend up to three materials right on the build tray, to yield hundreds of colors, translucencies and durometers.
Digital ABS in the Mix:
For tough, ergonomic tooling, 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.
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.
Medical materials offer excellent visualization and great dimensional stability for dental delivery trays and surgical orthopedic guides.
With a range of bright and subtle colors, opacities and elastomer characteristics, this adaptable material is ideal for a variety of tools and prototypes.
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 ABS, High Temperature, Bio-compatible and Simulated Polypropylene.
Vero family of opaque materials, including:
- VeroWhitePlus (RGD835)
- VeroGray (RGD850)
- VeroBlue (RGD840)
- VeroBlackPlus (RGD875)
- Vero PureWhite, a brilliant white 20 percent brighter than VeroWhitePlus with twice the opacity
- 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
SUP705 (WaterJet removable)
Net build size:
Objet350 Connex3: 340 × 340 × 200 mm (13.4 × 13.4 × 7.9 in.)
Objet500 Connex3: 490 × 390 × 200 mm (19.3 × 15.4 × 7.9 in.)
Horizontal build layers down to 16 microns (.0006 in.)
Printing mode builds parts at 12 mm per hour/strip in 16-micron (0.0006 in.)
X-axis: 600 dpi; Y-axis: 600 dpi; Z-axis: 1600 dpi
- Digital material: 30-micron (0.001 in.) resolution
- High quality: 16-micron (0.0006 in.) resolution
- High speed: 30-micron (0.001 in.) resolution
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)
STL, OBJDF and SLC File
Windows 7 and Windows 8
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)
330 (w) x 1170 (h) x 640 (d) mm
(13 x 46.1 x 26.2 in.)
76 Kg (168 lbs.)
100-120VAC 50/60 Hz; 13.5A 200-240VAC 50/60 Hz; 7A single phase
Temperature 18 C-25 C (64 F-77 F); relative humidity 30-70 percent (non-condensing)
Objet Studio Software
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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
3D print directly from Creo CAD software
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.
In offline mode you can choose a specific Connex3 printer, access its tray size and orient your model for the best build. You can also choose materials, colors and optimize your model’s geometry including checking for proper wall thickness, holes and unclosed surfaces - all in native PTC Creo format.
In online mode you have access to all the features of offline mode plus the ability to query the status of the printer. 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.
With this direct link, PTC Creo CAD software puts part modification at your fingertips.
Find out more at http://www.ptc.com/cad/additive-manufacturing
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