Objet releases wide-format 3D printer

Objet1000 3D printer’s build space allows 1:1 scale printing of large parts and assemblies.

Comments Off November 29, 2012
by Design Engineering Staff

Rehevot, Israel — Objet launched the Objet1000, the company’s largest 3D printer to date. Featuring a 1000 x 800 x 500 mm (39.3 x 31.4 x 19.6 inch) wide-format build envelope, the Objet1000 is designed for automotive, defense and aerospace, industrial machinery, consumer goods and household appliance sectors as well as high-end service bureaus that need to create industrial size, 1:1 scale prototypes.

Full Size, 1:1 Scale Bicycle Frame, 3D Printed on the Objet1000 Wide Format 3D Printer

“The Objet1000 saves manufacturers and designers from having to assemble prototypes from smaller-sized jigsaw pieces or from having to use various less effective or efficient solutions,” said Igal Zeitun, VP for product marketing and consumables at Objet. “Unlike comparable 3D printing systems, the Objet100 is just as good at printing 1:1 scale casings that can be drilled, assembled, and screwed together as it is at reproducing the precise look and feel of small, complexly assembled consumer products.”

With the same capabilities as the company’s other high-end printer, the Objet1000 system offers a choice of over 100 materials, enabling designers and engineers to simulate both standard and ABS-grade plastics. As with all Objet Connex 3D printers, the Objet1000 is also able to print up to 14 different material properties within a single model.
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