Objet's 3D Printed Folding Stool as Tough as ABS-Grade Engineering Plastics


REHOVOT, Israel -

Full-size Folding Stool Made of new Objet ABS-like Digital Material is Printed in a Single Print Job on the Objet Connex Multi-material 3D Printer

Objet Ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, made news today by demonstrating a full-size folding stool able to support over 100 kg. Like the Objet 3D-printed skateboard, Objet engineers printed the stool in a single print job, using the new Objet ABS-like Digital Material [http://www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials/Overview/ABS-like ] (RGD5160-DM)
- a new functionally advanced material which is jetted as a composite material on the Objet Connex multi-material 3D printer
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbRlDBScDz4 ] (video).

The folding stool, which sits 48 cm (19 inches) off the ground, has similar high dimensional stability, thermal resistance, and toughness as ABS-grade engineering plastics, enabling it to repeatedly sustain the weight of a person.

Commenting on the folding stool, Gilad Gans, Executive Vice President at
Objet, said, "The folding stool is a demonstration of the unique
possibilities available using Objet's multi-material 3D printers including
the new Objet260 Connex. Our technology represents the most effective way of functionally testing complex design ideas. Whether skateboards or folding stools, the prototypes that come out of Objet Connex 3D printers look like the real thing and also
perform like the real thing. Not only can this stool carry the weight of a
person, but it was actually printed in the fold-up position in a single
print job and then opened-up upon removal from the printer to be used."

The Objet ABS-like Digital Material is a
high-impact material (65-80J/m or 1.22-1.50 ft lb/in), with
high-temperature-resistance (65degree(s)C or 149degree(s)F and after thermal
post treatment 90degree(s)C or 194degree(s)F). The material is ideal for
manufacturers and engineers looking to functionally simulate products
made of
ABS-grade engineering plastics, including snap-fit parts, durable and
movable parts and products requiring drop-testing.

With the new ABS-like Digital Material, the number of Objet 3D printing
materials is brought to a total of 65, including 51 composite materials
(Digital Materials),
for a wide range of rapid prototyping purposes, enabling realistic product
visualization to advanced functional verification.

Objet Geometries Ltd. ("Objet") does not guarantee the final
release and availability of materials, products and/or features referred to
herein. Materials will be released subject to Objet's sole discretion. Not
all released materials are currently available for all platforms/systems.
Objet will update its website further to releases become available and/or
compatible with specific platforms/systems.

Objet260 Connex movie [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbRlDBScDz4 ].

Objet ABS-like material movie
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfpJLkX9m7I&feature=player_embedded ].

About Objet

Objet Ltd. [http://www.objet.com ], the innovation leader in 3D printing
for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, provides 3-dimensional
printing systems that enable manufacturers and industrial designers to
reduce cost of product development and dramatically shorten time-to-market
of new products.

Objet's ultra-thin-layer, high-resolution 3-dimensional printing systems
and materials utilize PolyJet polymer jetting technology, to print
ultra-thin 16-micron layers. The Objet Connex multi-material family is based
on Objet's PolyJet Matrix Technology, which jets multiple model materials
simultaneously and creates composite Digital Materials on the fly. The
market-proven Objet Eden line of 3D Printing Systems and the Objet24 and
Objet30 desktop 3D printers are based on Objet's patented office-friendly
PolyJet Technology. All Objet systems use Objet's FullCure(R) materials to
create accurate, clean, smooth, and highly detailed 3D parts.

Objet systems are in use by customers worldwide, including Fortune 100
companies, in multiple industries such as dental, medical, medical devices,
defense, education, consumer electronics, automotive, toys, consumer goods
and electronics, footwear and service bureaus.

Founded in 1998, Objet serves its growing global 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. 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
[http://blog.objet.com ].

(c) 2011 Objet, Objet24, Objet30, Objet Studio, Quadra, QuadraTempo,
FullCure, SHR, Eden, Eden250, Eden260, Eden260V, Eden330, Eden350, Eden350V,
Eden500V, Job Manager, CADMatrix, Connex, Connex260, Connex350, Connex500,
Alaris, Alaris30, PolyLog, TangoBlack, TangoGray, TangoPlus, TangoBlackPlus,
VeroBlue, VeroClear, VeroWhite, VeroWhitePlus, VeroBlack, VeroGray, Durus,
Digital Materials, PolyJet, PolyJet Matrix, ABS-like and ObjetGreen are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Objet Geometries Ltd. and may be
registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks belong to their
respective owners.

Objet Media Contact

Objet

Arita Mattsoff

Objet Geometries

Tel. +972-8-931-4314

Email. arita@objet.com

Source: Objet Geometries Ltd.

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