Automated Machine facilitates hearing aid production.

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Objet Hearing Aids Solution is based on PolyJet(TM) technology, which builds ear molds by printing ultra-thin 16-micron layers to create exact 3D structure required. Resulting hearing aid molds are perfectly shaped and have smooth, unmarked surfaces. Machine offers 3 hearing aid-specific photopolymer resins and can quickly switch between them. Utilizing digital scans and Objet Studio software, machine can produce full trays of multiple hearing aids from any workstation in facility.



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Objet Launches New Production-Ready Solution for High-Quality Hearing Aids



REHOVOT, Israel and FRANKFURT, Germany, November 27 -- Objet Geometries Ltd., the world leader in ultra-thin layer photopolymer jetting, today announced a new solution for fast and cost effective production of high-quality hearing aids. The Objet Hearing Aids Solution significantly reduces hearing aid makers' time and cost to market by combining easy to operate, high-speed production capabilities with uncompromising quality and versatility. Objet previewed the new system at the 5th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians, in Frankfurt, Germany, in mid October. It is now available for purchase.

The Objet Hearing Aids Solution is based on Objet's innovative PolyJet(TM) technology, which builds ear molds by printing ultra-thin 16-micron layers ultimately creating the exact 3-D structure required. This produces perfectly shaped hearing aid molds with exceptionally smooth, unmarked surfaces.

The solution is offered with three photopolymer resins designed especially for the unique needs of hearing aids: FullCure(R) 640 (clear), 660 (rose color) and 680 (skin tone). With the variety of resins, the ability to quickly switch between them, and easily removed gel-like support material, the Objet Hearing Aids Solution enables manufacturers to easily and cost effectively meet the unique needs of individual orders.

As a fully automated system that seamlessly integrates into existing production networks, the Objet Hearing Aids Solution provides manufacturers with a smooth transition to advanced digital manufacturing. The Solution provides numerous advantages over traditional analog manufacturing processes, including simplified logistics in which shipping of impressions is replaced by uploads of digital scans, easy and cost effective repeat orders, and streamlined training needs. Objet Studio, the intuitive network software that drives the 3-dimensional printing system, allows full trays of multiple hearing aids to be produced from any workstation throughout the manufacturer's facility. The solution is ideal for any office-type environment as it has a small footprint, requires no special electricity or ventilation preparation, and uses a totally self-contained clean process.

"It has long been clear to us that the advantages of PolyJet technology could bring real benefits to numerous specialized industries," said Adina Shorr, CEO of Objet. "Hearing aid shells are an important market for Objet and we believe that our unique capabilities will help us fully answer manufacturers' needs, and thus drive their success, in the same way we are helping companies in our traditional markets to succeed."

About Objet Geometries

Objet Geometries Ltd., a pioneer in photopolymer jetting, develops, manufactures and globally markets ultra-thin-layer, high-resolution 3-Dimensional printing systems and materials that utilize PolyJet(TM) Polymer Jetting technology, to print ultra-thin 16-micron layers.

PolyJet technology and Objet's high-speed product platform, which is suitable for use in an office-type facility, enables accurate, clean, smooth and highly detailed 3-dimensional models and parts. PolyJet technology enables manufacturers and industrial designers to reduce product-development cycles and dramatically shorten time-to-market of new products in many industries. Objet's solutions are in use by world leaders in the automotive, electronics, toy, consumer goods, jewelry and footwear industries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Japan.

For more information, please contact: lynn_kolevsohn@2objet.com T: +972-8931-4314

(c) 2006 Objet Geometries, Ltd. All rights reserved. Objet Geometries, PolyJet, FullCure and Eden are trademarks of Objet Geometries Ltd. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions

For more information, please contact: lynn_kolevsohn@2objet.com, T: +972-8931-4314

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