The Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer could have implications for design, engineering and manufacturing.
Stratasys, a 3D printer marker focused on manufacturing, on Monday launched a color system that can use multiple materials.
The name of the printer—Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer—doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, but could have implications for design, engineering and manufacturing.
While 3D printing is capturing the imagination of consumers to some degree, the real action in the sector revolves around manufacturing and the supply chain.
According to Stratasys, the Objet 500 Connex3 can combine base materials as well as mix and max rigid, flexible and transparent ingredients in one run. Those capabilities mean that manufacturers won’t have to assemble parts or paint goods.