Monday, January 27, 2014

World's first multi-material full-colour 3D printer launched

3D printing has recently become very popular - a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. 

Now the news is that world's first multi-material full-colour 3D printer has been launched by Minneapolis-based Stratasys, the owner of the MakerBot range of printers, at SolidWorks World in San Diego, California.

It features "triple-jetting" technology that combines droplets of three base materials, reducing the need for separate print runs and painting, reports BBC.

The company claims the Objet500 Connex3 Color Mutli-material 3D Printer, priced $330,000 (£200,000), would be a "significant time-saver" for designers and manufacturers.

By incorporating traditional 2D printer colour mixing, using cyan, magenta and yellow, the manufacturer says multi-material objects can be printed in hundreds of colours.

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