Connex(TM) 3D Printing Systems Receive Material of the Year Award Honorable Mention


Objet Geometries Ltd. Recognized by Material ConneXion for Extraordinary Technological Achievement, Excellence in the Field of Materials Innovation

Rehovot, Israel - Objet Geometries (www.Objet.com), the innovation leader in 3D printing, today announced that its Connex500(TM) and Connex350(TM) - the first systems in the world to support multi-material 3D printing - have been recognized with a Material of the Year 2009 Honorable Mention. The honor signifies that the printers were among the finalists for the first annual MEDIUM Award from Material ConneXion, the world's leading global materials consultancy and library of innovative and sustainable materials.

The MEDIUM Award aims to recognize materials and processes that demonstrate outstanding innovation and the potential to make a significant contribution to the advancement of design, industry, society and economy. Selected from technologies juried into the Material ConneXion library within the past year, the award leverages the company's unparalleled insight into the materials, processes and emerging technologies that are having the greatest impact on design worldwide.

"We are extremely proud to be counted among the finalists for this significant and relevant honor," said David Reis, CEO of Objet Geometries. "It's gratifying to see that our Connex(TM) systems continue to receive recognition for their outstanding contributions to 3D printing and the design industry at large."

Objet's Connex500(TM) and Connex350(TM) represent a breakthrough in 3D printing by, for the first time, offering product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. The systems' patented PolyJet Matrix(TM) Technology jets materials in ultra-thin layers, immediately curing each layer with UV light, a process which yields models that closely emulate the look, feel and function of an exceptionally wide variety of end products. In addition, the systems allow users to create composite materials that have pre-set combinations of mechanical properties, truly breakthrough for the industry. The Connex500(TM) was unveiled in November 2007; the Connex350(TM) in June 2009.

Material ConneXion is showcasing the Connex systems, along with the other honorees, in a special, public exhibition at their showroom in New York City. The event will take place Jan. 11 - Feb. 19, 2009 at 60 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10010.

About Objet Geometries

Objet Geometries Ltd., (www.objet.com), 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) and PolyJet Matrix(TM) polymer jetting technologies to print ultra-thin layers. The market-proven Eden(TM) line of 3D Printing Systems and the Alaris30 3D Printer are based on Objet's patented office-friendly PolyJet Technology. The Connex family is based on Objet's PolyJet Matrix(TM) technology, which jets multiple model materials simultaneously and creates composite Digital Materials(TM) on the fly. All Objet systems use Objet's FullCure® materials to create accurate, clean, smooth and highly detailed 3-dimensional models.

Objet's solutions enable manufacturers and industrial designers to reduce cost of product development cycles and dramatically shorten time-to-market of new products. Objet systems are in use by world leaders in many industries, such as Education, Medical / Medical Devices & Dental, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, toys, consumer goods, and footwear industries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Japan.

Founded in 1998, Objet serves its growing worldwide customer base through offices in USA, Mexico, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong, and a global network of distribution partners. Objet owns more than 50 patents and patent pending inventions. Follow Objet Geometries on Twitter: twitter.com/3d_printers.

About Material ConneXion®:

Material ConneXion (www.materialconnexion.com ) is a global materials consultancy that helps companies innovate through smart materials thinking. Built on the belief that Every Idea Has A Material Solution, Material ConneXion is the trusted advisor to Fortune 500s, smaller forward-thinking companies, and government agencies seeking a creative, competitive, or sustainable edge through strategic material selections. With offices in New York, Bangkok, Cologne, Milan and Daegu, Korea, Material ConneXion's international network of specialists provides a global, cross-industry perspective on materials and their potential uses. Material ConneXion maintains the largest subscription-based Materials Library of innovative materials and processes in the world - an indispensable asset to a wide audience of designers and architects and a vital tool for the development of design, industry and economy.

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