3D Multicolor Printing

Some time ago, Stratasys released the Connex3 3D printer, which not only prints in color, but also from various materials. This is a big step forward in 3D printing from various materials. Prints from Connex3 look really aesthetic and above all they are functional.

We decided to take a closer look today at the printer from a technical point of view. The printer produces 3D printing multicolor from a variety of materials from very flexible to durable and stiff. The latest 3D printer from Stratasys is able to produce 3D objects with many properties, including a wide range of colors. The technology allows stiff, flexible, colorful and transparent prints to be produced in one operation.

How does it actually work?

The Objet500 Connex3 printer combines 3 liquid resins with basic colors in a special head that can measure them in different proportions, thanks to which the multitude of shades can be expanded to even 46 colors in one model. The colors can be both intense and clear, as well as translucent. The client has 10 color palettes at his disposal:

Drukująca w kolorze i z różnych materiałów na raz - Connex3 od Stratasys

Technical data:

Workspace: 490 x 390 x 200 mm
Layer height: up to 16 microns
Print resolution: X axis: 600 dpi; Y axis: 600 dpi; Z axis: 1600 dpi
File format: STL, OBJDF and SLC file
Operating system: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit
Network connectivity: LAN – TCP / IP
8 printheads

Materials:

The opaque VERO family of different colors
Flexible material – Tango
For use in medicine: MED610
High temperature RGD525 white
Transparent VeroClear and RGD720
Polypropylene with increased thermal resistance and many others
Support material: SUP750 – non-toxic gel photopolymer

Software:

Objet Studio – Facilitates building high-quality, accurate 3D models. Automatically replaces STL files from any 3D CAD application for 3D modeling and divides the model into layers. You can assign materials and colors very quickly, and then manage the printer’s job queue.

Features of Objet Studio:

  • Easy configuration of many models, materials and colors
  • Generating support
  • Automatic layering

Stratasys has always been characterized by high aesthetics, and in this case did not disappoint. However, aesthetics, aesthetics, but the multitude of materials for multi-colored prints is the most important here. The company offers printing objects using nearly hundreds of composite materials. From those flexible as rubber to rigid and durable plastics. Thanks to this you can get exactly the properties you need.

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