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NEW! Introducing Objet1000 Plus

printer lineupPush the limits of what you can imagine with the new Objet1000 Plus, announced today by Stratasys  (new product announcement featured on 3Dprint.com). This PolyJet-based 3D production system by Stratasys from FATHOM features the multi-material capabilities of the Connex series and boasts an enormous build tray for parts up to one meter long.

  • Large scale 3D printing—create big PolyJet parts with ultra fine precision
  • Extra large build envelope (1000 x 800 x 500 mm or 39 x 31 x 19 inch)
  • Print speeds up to 40 percent faster than its predecessor
  • Model materials: Transparent rigid (VeroClear), Rubber-like (TangoPlus and TangoBlackPlus), Rigid Opaque (Vero family), and Simulated Polypropylene (Endur)
  • Digital materials: Transparent shades and patterns, Rigid Opaque shades, Rubber-like blends in a range of Shore A values, and Simulated Polypropylene blends in rigid and flexible options
  • Printing modes: Digital Material (DM): 34-micron (0.001 in.), High Quality (HQ): 16-micron (0.0006 in.), and High Speed (HS): 34-micron (0.001 in.)

“The range of materials is quite extensive,” said Ron Ellenbogen, Stratasys Product Marketing Director (press release). “From rubber-like materials to Digital ABS to various Shore A levels, up to 14 material properties are possible on a single part. And many parts can be produced with varying properties in a single run.”

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To dial in on the excitement around this new product release, we asked a number of FATHOM’s experts what they think of this new additive manufacturing machine—read what they had to say!

Veronica De La Rosa, Lead Industrial Designer: “It’s incredibly large. You can already imagine all the different industries that could probably take advantage of this. I could see automotive, aviation…I think also furniture design. I think a lot of the times, people will print small-scale objects to get a sense of what their design intent will look like, but they can actually do something at true scale, 1:1, which I think is a really great advantage.”

Tony Slavik, Prototype Studio Manager: “The industries that are going to be most impacted are going to be automotive, aerospace, and maybe even medical—large medical device companies making shrouds and covers.”

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Bethany Casarez, Applications Engineer: “I’m excited that the Objet1000 Plus is not simply a larger version of the current machines. They’ve actually done stuff to the hardware to improve the speed and movement so that you get print times to a reasonable amount, even though it’s a larger build size.”

Slavik: “I can see huge potential for doing large parts, but more is the ability to bite off huge build trays—entire assemblies of complex parts—literally thousands of parts in a run.”

Carlo Quiñonez, Director of Research: “People are excited about that because the applications for end-use parts are pretty exciting. However, I think there are a lot of applications for 3D printing, especially the Objet1000 Plus, in building instrumentation, and also in science and education.”

De La Rosa: “I think kind of a huge movement in design is using generative design… In generative design, you can actually create a whole bunch of different iterations. If you do have a big build size, you can actually print all those different iterations at one time, which could be really interesting. You get to see all these different transformations and one idea off the bat by having a larger build size, so you can get back your models quicker and just be able to validate design decisions faster.”

Slavik: “I see this as a stepping stone to automated digital manufacturing.”

Quiñonez: “What’s exciting about the Objet1000 Plus is that it’s a clear signal that additive manufacturing and direct digital manufacturing is on the rise. It’s going to be the future, and that is an important message to send out. The impact of the Objet1000 Plus is going to go far beyond the customers who actually install one, but it’s going to generate that excitement and enthusiasm in the community that will help propel additive manufacturing.”

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