3D Printer that Shortens Time to Market to be Unveiled at MACH
Objet Printer Solutions (OPS) is set to exhibit the Objet30 3D printer at MACH 2012 at Birmingham’s NEC.
The affordable Objet30 enables designers and engineers to build true-to-life models and prototypes featuring ultra-precise details straight from their office desk. The machine can be viewed at MACH on April 16-20 at stand 4441, Hall 4.
The Objet30 is an office-friendly desktop system capable of printing high-quality, finely detailed models in a range of different materials. Models produced by the Objet30 can be painted, drilled, machined or used as a mould or for vacuum forming thanks to its 281-micron layer resolution. This is a significant benefit for design agencies, engineering companies, consultancies and small manufacturers.
This 3D printer is ideal for office or design-studio environments, as it’s a quiet machine with a very small footprint. It measures just 82.5cms in width and 62cms in-depth and the height of the device does not exceed 59cm. In addition, the tray is 300mm wide by 200mm deep and 150mm high, which allows for a variety of products shapes and size to be printed easily.
Furthermore, the Objet30 boasts outstanding resolution of 600x600x900dpi, as well as incredible accuracy of ±0.1mm. These characteristics ensure that prototypes are true to nature and thus give the client a good idea of how the finished product will look and function.
“If up until recently the technology available meant that rapid prototyping remained the territory of specialist bureaus with costly equipment but things have now changed significantly,” explains Chris Fulton, product specialist engineer at OPS. “But design studios now have the opportunity to move the process in-house. The new desktop range from Objet, which includes the Objet30, enables designers to shorten the time to market and test their creative ideas far more quickly. Furthermore, this can be done at the fraction of the cost, as there is no need for a third party specialist bureau,” concluded Fulton.
The Objet30 is capable of printing in five different materials and colours; VeroWhitePlus, VeroBlue, VeroBlack, VeroGray and DurusWhite. It is part of Objet’s groundbreaking family of 3D printers, which includes the world’s only multi-material range, the Connex, as well as the high-performance Eden range.