Objet Connex 350

Model: 
Connex 350
Make: 

Objet Geometries Ltd. has been in the forefront of AM technology from as early as 1998 and is well known for producing high quality 3D printing systems. The Connex™ 350 from the company is presently the only 3D printer available worldwide that features simultaneous multi-material jetting technology (PolyJet™ polymer jetting technology). This feature creates composite (or so called Digital) materials. The materials are combined in specific concentrations and structures to create Digital materials with unique mechanical properties. 

  • Resolution: 600x600x1600 (XYZ)
  • Layer thickness: 16micron – High Quality
  • 30micron – High speed
  • Tray Size: 350x350x200 mm³
  • Environment: Office
  • Power required: 220V AC 1.5kW

60 Different materials are available for processing of which the following are examples: 

  1. Four different rubber like materials are available with different Shore A hardness, elongation at break, tear resistance and tensile strength that make it suitable for a range of applications requiring non-slip or soft surfaces. 
  2. RGD525 which is a high temperature material with exceptional dimensional stability and a heat deflection temperature (HDT) of 63– 67 °C (145-153 °F) upon removal from the printer which can be increased to 75-80 °C (167- 176 °F) after thermal post treatment.
  3. RGD5160 – DM which is an ABS-like digital material designed to simulate ABS engineering plastics with high temperature resistances (58-68°C, 82-95°C after thermal post treatment) with high impact resistance (65-80J/m).
  4. Simulate Standard Plastics which are transparent and opaque materials for standard plastics simulation.
  5. Simulate Standard Plastics – Polypropylene which has the appearance, flexibility, strength and toughness of Polypropylene.
  6. MED610 which is a Bio-Compatible material suitable for applications requiring prolonged skin contact of over 30 days and short term mucosal-membrane contact of up to 24 hours. 
Status: 
Available
Condition: 
New
Category: 
Other
Disciplines: 
Engineering (product development), Medical
Life Expectancy: 
5years
Location
Department: 
Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
Building: 
Engineering Technology
2 South Street
Bloemfontein
9301

Contact Person/s

Name: Mr GJ Booysen
Phone: +27 51-507-3526
Email: gbooysen@cut.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Time Spent Researching: 
66
Time Spent Teaching: 
10
Funding Information
Equipment Price: 
R1,938,000
Year of Acquisition: 
2013