Objet, the Israeli 3D printer company that recently merged with Stratasys, has just announced their new 3D printer, the Objet30 Pro. According to Objet’s Sam Green, the new printer “is positioned as the ultimate prototyping solution for designers, engineers and product managers working in industries such as consumer goods, consumer electronics, medical devices and design consultancies. The system combines the accuracy and versatility of a high-end Rapid Prototyping machine with a small desktop footprint that’s easy to use and maintain. It’s also the world’s only desktop 3D printer to be able to 3D print in clear transparent, high temperature, rigid opaque and polypropylene-like materials.”
The Objet30 Pro’s build size is the same as the Objet24 and Objet30 — the build envelope is 11.81 x 7.87 x 5.9 in. (300 x 200 x 150 mm). However, it’s faster at 112 cm³/hr for opaque material (60cm³/hr for transparent material). The polyjet print head’s drop size is just 50 pico liter, which gives the printed object a finish that is incredibly smooth.
And this is a very big deal: you can print in seven materials: the five that the Objet30 is capable of printing (VeroWhitePlus, VeroGray, VeroBlack, VeroBlue and DurusWhite), plus a transparent and a high temperature material. The transparent material is similar to PMMA (Polymethyl methacrylate), which is often used instead of glass. And the RGD525 high temperature material was previously something that was only available on the higher end Objet Connex500 and Eden500V.
Objet30 Pro at a Glance:
- The ultimate prototyping solution for designers, engineers and product managers
- Ideal for consumer goods, consumer electronics, medical devices and design consultancies
- Combines the accuracy and versatility of a high-end RP machine with a small footprint
- 7 different materials; the world’s only desktop 3D printer with clear transparent, high temperature and rigid opaque polypropylene-like materials.
- Reliable and easy to use
We hear that the Objet30 Pro will cost $43,000, and begin shipping on June 22.