Objet 3D Printed Dashboard from StreetScooter and Other Cutting-Edge 3D Printing Applications at EuroMold 2011
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Objet Geometries Inc.
5 Fortune Drive
Billerica, MA, 01821
Press release date: November 9, 2011
REHOVOT, Israel, November 9, 2011 o Complete 3D printed dashboard demonstrates functional product realism
o Happy hour at 6pm, Tuesday 29th November
o Hall 11, stand D90
Following a year packed full of new 3D printing product and material launches, Objet Ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, will showcase some of the real-life applications made possible with its technology at EuroMold 2011. A standout highlight of the exhibition will be a stunning 3D printed dashboard from StreetScooter.
The StreetScooter project is a consortium of over 80 companies, united with an aim to develop an affordable electric car with an emphasis on sustainability. Working closely with the group, Objet has produced highly realistic prototypes for the development of the style and function of the car, including a 1.4 meter wide dashboard made from over 20 individually printed parts. Major parts of the dashboard were printed in the Objet ABS-like Digital Material, chosen for its exceptional dimensional stability and toughness. Additional Objet materials were used to simulate fine-details. The parts were then glued, polished and painted to precisely simulate the true look, feel and function of the dashboard.
EuroMold visitors can see the fully-assembled dashboard complete with display screens and additional 3D printed fittings at the Objet stand. Also featuring at the exhibition will be a diverse range of exceptionally realistic prototypes, all real applications from Objet customers including automotive and defence parts, kitchen utensils, film special effects, medical devices, dental veneers, footwear and more.
"Objet has a comprehensive range of products for the professional user. From entry-level Desktop 3D printers, to the highly productive Eden range and the unique multi-material Connex series, there's a perfect fit for any product designer or engineer with a rapid prototyping requirement," states Gilad Gans, Executive Vice President for Objet, "It's the 3D printing materials that provide many of the unique capabilities of our 3D printers. With the introduction of several important new materials in 2011, Objet can now boast an impressive portfolio of 68 materials of varying physical and mechanical properties. It's the most versatile range of materials on the market, all developed with the intention to create the most realistic prototypes possible."
Demonstrations of Objet's full range of materials will be available throughout the show, including the latest releases: high temperature resistant material (RGD525), clear transparent material (Objet VeroClear), ABS-like Digital Material (RGD5160-DM), bio-compatible material(MED610) and the rigid opaque VeroWhitePlus material.
Showcasing the advantages of multi-material printing, the Objet260 Connex (launched summer 2011) and the larger Objet500 Connex, will be running live on the stand. Gans adds, "Objet's capability to print multiple materials in a single build is not only unique, but it can't be competed with. No other technology can produce a part comprising 14 different material properties in a single build with no assembly. With varying properties from rigid to rubber, opaque to transparent, to engineering plastics simulation, Objet's Connex technology is the pinnacle of true product realism."
Also at the Objet stand will be the Objet desktop and Eden 3D printers.
EuroMold visitors are also invited to enjoy Objet's technology demonstrations and gallery of 3D printing applications at ahappy hour at6pm on Tuesday 29th November.
See Objet at EuroMold 2011 from 29th November - 02th December, stand D90, hall 11 in Frankfurt, Germany, and pre-register for your one-on-one meeting with the Objet team here.
Video Resources for Editors
o Objet260 Connex video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZbRlDBScDz4 ]
o Objet ABS-like materials video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfpJLkX9m7I&feature=player_embedded ]
o Objet Clear Transparency video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pRU1htXFn8&feature=player_embedded ]
o Objet High-Temperature video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDJ9i2AZodQ ]
o 3D Printed Functional Parts by TREK Bicycles [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w2wB6hW-OI&feature=player_embedded ]
o 3D Printed Guitar Amplifiers by Fishman Acoustic Amplification [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmq2fi2xXoQ&feature=player_embedded ]
Objet Ltd., is a leading provider of high quality, cost effective inkjet-based 3D printing systems and materials. A global company, Objet has offices in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India.
Objet's 3D printing systems and 3D printing materials are ideal for any company involved in the manufacture or design of physical products using 3D software or other 3D content. Companies using Objet's solutions can be typically found in sectors such as consumer goods & electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive, education, dental, medical and medical devices, architecture, industrial machinery, footwear, sporting goods, toys and service bureaus.
Founded in 1998, the company has thousands of customers worldwide including a substantial share of the relevant Fortune 100 and Fortune 500. Its award-winning technology (12 awards in 5 years) is based upon over 110 patents and patent pending inventions.
Objet's advanced 3D printing systems and range of over 60 materials enable professionals to build prototypes that accurately simulate the true look, feel and function of an end-product, even complex, assembled goods. The Objet Connex(TM) line of multi-material 3D printers features the world's only technology to simultaneously jet 2 materials. With this, users can print many different materials into a single part and print various mixed parts on the same build tray. Users can also create advanced composite materials, or Digital Materials(TM) featuring unique mechanical and thermal properties. Objet's range of over 60 3D printing materials simulate properties ranging from rigid to rubber-like, transparent to opaque and standard to ABS-grade engineering plastics, with a large number of in-between shore grades and shades.
Objet's 3D printers are available in a range of form-factors, from cost-effective desktop 3D printers ideal for entry-level professionals all the way to industrial-scale multi-material machines for front-line designers and top manufacturers. Objet's 3D printers feature the industry's highest-resolution 3D printing quality, based on 16-micron (0.0006 in.) super-thin layering, wide material versatility, office friendliness and ease of operation.
For more information, visit us at http://www.objet.com, and for more about 3D printing industry-related news, business issues and trends, read the Objet blog.
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