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Objet 3D Printing Webinar!

Wednesday, September 26

Is This For You?

Have you ever wanted to know more about how Objet Printers work? Are you curious as to where 3D Printing could fit into your design process? Is your company currently doing any prototyping? If so, you need to check out this Webinar!
Objet 3D Printing Webinar

Webinar Details

Date: Wednesday September 26

Time: 10AM and 2PM

Subject: Objet 3D Printing Technology

Presenter: Janice Callahan, Account Manager

Click Here to Register!

 

 

In the meantime, check out this video that explains 3D Printing in 37 seconds!

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What is 3D Printing?

Shortly after becoming involved in the 3D printing industry it didn’t take too many perplexed looks after telling people that we provide 3D Printers to realize that most people have no idea what 3D printing is and if it’s actually real or just some urban legend.

Is 3D Printing Real?

So, to remedy this I started carrying a small sample 3D Printed chain with me to help people grasp the reality of how 3D Printing worked and that it was real, along with some quick video links to further understand how it worked if they were more inquisitive.  After handing over this sample part, I would begin my spiel by explaining that our Objet 3D Printers worked much in the same way as the printer that everyone is familiar with in their home or office.

  1. You first need a file to send to the printer
  2. Both printers have an “ink cartridge”
  3. Both have a print head that prints “ink” exactly where it’s instructed

However, after printing one layer of this “ink” rather than a piece of paper that spits out as your final product, the tray that our “ink” is printed on lowers slightly and another layer of “ink” is printed on top of that, over and over until the process was done and at the end you have a physical 3D object that you can hold in your hand.

Objet Connex 3D Printer Build Tray with Prints

Now obviously it’s a little more complicated than that, such as how the “ink” becomes solidified instead of just a pool of liquid sitting on a tray, or what the “ink” really is made of which isn’t your run of a mill toner from an office supply store, but all in all that’s the basics of how Objet’s 3D Printing technology works.

Within hours, not days you can have an idea come to life, design it, print it, test the fit, form, & function of the design. Even get feedback from focus groups on the new products and how they’ll be received by the market, before a company ever produces the final production product.

Got it? Good. Now go forth and spread the gospel of 3D Printing and the world of possibilities with it. It’s not a myth, urban legend, or joke, it’s real and being used every day by companies to create new product designs and many products that you’re already using.

If this still didn’t make any since and you’re one of those conspiracy theory guys who thinks the landing on the moon was filmed in a Hollywood studio, well here’s a video Objet created to explain it in 37 seconds.

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Looking for Somewhere to 3D Print Your Next Great Idea?

Check out our Rapid Prototyping Services!

We are the ONLY company in OK to have an Objet Connex 3D Printer in-house!

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Did you know our printer can print multi-material parts AND a mixed tray of parts in different materials in a single build?

Quick Facts:

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Materials Available:

There are over 100 possible material combinations!

  • FullCure 720 Transparent material
  • Rigid Opaque material (White, Blue, Gray, Black)
  • DurusWhite Polypropylene-like material
  • Rubber-Like Flexible material (Black, Gray)
  • ABS-Like Material
  • High Temperature Material

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Click here for a full list of materials and properties

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Building a robot insect – with a little help from 3D printing

This is a really great story. A team of researchers at Cornell Univesity created a robotic hovering insect with real flapping wings with a little help from 3D printing technology.

To achieve the precise wing geometry combined with the lightweight and strength needed for aerodynamic flight, the scientists used an Objet Eden 3D printer. Why Objet 3D printing? Because it enabled the designers to produce the wings within minutes – to the exact dimensions required – without the need for trial and error.

The Objet Eden line of 3D printers produces high-resolution prototypes which are created by jetting layers of UV-cured photopolymer material one on top of the other until a final product is revealed from the printer. With the Objet Eden line, each material layer is just 16µ, (or 0.0006 inches), enabling designers to accurately simulate thin walls (down to 0.6mm) and delicate structures essential to complex designs such as the robotic insect in the video.

To read the full story & watch the video click here.