Versatile Rapid Tooling
Bring new production-floor efficiencies to fruition with in-house tooling, custom jigs, assembly fixtures and gauges. With triple-jetting technology, hundreds of Digital Materials, and two spacious build-tray sizes, Connex3 is your product development and production powerhouse.
Get unmatched versatility with a range of material properties from rubber to rigid, transparent to opaque, neutral to vibrantly colored and standard to biocompatible. For jobs that require a range of mechanical, optical or thermal properties, only Connex3 lets you combine up to three base resins in pre-set configurations to produce up to 82 materials in a single build.
3D print jigs, fixtures and tooling – even short run injection molds, blow molds and sandcasting patterns – to exacting specifications with 16-micron layer thickness and smooth surfaces right off the print tray. Create ergonomic, multi-material tools with non-slip grips, rubberized product-facing surfaces, crisp print and color coding directly from the digital file. With Connex3 on your manufacturing floor, you’ll be more agile than ever.
Connex3 with triple-jetting technology gives you:
Great throughput for tooling and prototypes
Hundreds of two- and three-component Digital Material options
14 base material options
Up to 82 material properties in a single build
Material hot-swapping for efficient workflow
Two spacious build-tray sizes
Objet Studio Software
Objet Studio makes it simple to build high-quality, accurate tooling and prototypes. It transforms STL or WRL files from any 3D CAD application into print-ready 3D models with color, material, and support placement information. With click-and-build wizards, you can quickly edit trays, change materials and colors, manage job queues and perform routine system maintenance.
Objet Studio features:
Easy tray setup including multiple models and materials
VRML support for easy color assignment
Automatic support generation
On-the-fly slicing so printing can start right away
Auto-placement of trays for accurate, consistent positioning
3D print directly from Creo CAD software
Take advantage of seamless design-to-3D print workflow with PTC Creo CAD software and the Objet500 Connex3 3D Printer. With this combination you can now print without leaving your PTC Creo CAD software.
In offline mode you can choose a specific Connex3 printer, access its tray size and orient your model for the best build. You can also choose materials, colors and optimize your model’s geometry including checking for proper wall thickness, holes and unclosed surfaces – all in native PTC Creo format.
In online mode you have access to all the features of offline mode plus the ability to query the status of the printer. Check to see which materials and colors are loaded in the printer and if it’s available for use, without the need to use Objet Studio.
Hundreds of Digital Materials
Digital ABS in the Mix: For tough, ergonomic tooling, only the Objet500 Connex3 lets you blend the strongest PolyJet photopolymer, Digital ABS, with Rubber-like Material to produce a range of Shore A values with great durability.
High Temperature: This material is ideal for tooling and fixtures that require higher heat. Blend with Rubber-like material to achieve a range of Shore A values and thermal properties.
Bio-compatible: Medical materials offer excellent visualization and great dimensional stability for dental delivery trays, surgical orthopedic guides and hearing aids.
Rubber-like: With a range of bright and subtle colors, opacities and elastomer characteristics, this adaptable material is ideal for a variety of tools and prototypes.
Simulated Polypropylene: Tough single-material options withstand the stress of living hinges, flexible closures and snap-fit parts. Combine with Rubber-like material for a range of grayscale shades and Shore A hardness values.
Connex3 Color Palettes
Connex 3 produces a range of rigid and flexible color materials color by mixing three base resins in specific concentrations and microstructures. Each model or mixed tray can include the full range of colors and properties available in the palette you select.
PolyJet Color spec sheet