X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Objet’s Insanely Detailed 3D Prints Give Glimpse into the Future

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

If you ask me, 3D printing is the next big thing in terms of on-demand manufacturing – and eventually in-home manufacturing. While the technology is only in its infancy, even low-cost printers have proven that if you’ve got enough time and patience that you can actually render fairly complex objects on your desktop. The guys over at Objet are focused more on commercial grade 3D printers, which makes them even more precise and capable than the type I’ve seen up close and personal.

detailed_3d_print_1

Objet is showing off prints from their Connex500 printer which are so detailed that you’d need a magnifying glass to see how precise they are. This industrial-strength 3D printer is capable of outputting details at a 16 micron resolution, and as shown in these samples, can even print with multiple materials at the same time. In this case, the opaque 3D objects are suspended inside another clear 3D object – despite being printed all in one step. In fact, the Connex500 can print with up to 14 materials in a single print job.

detailed_3d_print_2

If you have any doubt how detailed these 3D prints are, just look at how much information is preserved relative to the guy’s fingers. Pretty incredible stuff, especially when the 3D prints I’m used to seeing from Makerbots and the like are all jaggy around the edges.

These particular elements were Objet’s contribution to a multi-vendor 3D puzzle cube which visitors needed to collect pieces of at the recent RAPID show in Atlanta. I so wish I could get my hands on one of these for my desk. (The cube, that is and not the printer – though I wouldn’t turn that down either.)

[via Objet Blog]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



More from Awesomer Media...

This Tape Is on a Roll

This Tape Is on a Roll

Sad Sesame Street

Sad Sesame Street

Land Rover Teases New Range Rover Velar Luxury SUV

Land Rover Teases New Range Rover Velar Luxury SUV

Scandinavian Sanctuary Awaits with Volvo and Tablet Hotels

Scandinavian Sanctuary Awaits with Volvo and Tablet Hotels

Star Wars Black Series Poe Dameron Helmet Replica

Star Wars Black Series Poe Dameron Helmet Replica

DC Collectibles Bat-Signal Prop Replica

DC Collectibles Bat-Signal Prop Replica

Advertisement