Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Take a look at the New Objet500 Connex2 from Stratasys

Why the New Objet500 Connex2 Multi-material 3D Printer is Great News for Manufacturers

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The Objet500 Connex2 Multi-material
3D Printer can create injection molds using Digital ABS
The new triple-jetting Objet500 Connex2 Multi-material 3D Printer was introduced this week by Stratasys at IMTS 2014 in Chicago and is expected to set new standards for 3D printing price/performance and high throughput additive manufacturing.
For a unique perspective on this newest addition to the Objet500 Connex series, check out the video below.
One of the most important manufacturing applications being revolutionized with Objet Connex 3D Printing is injection molding. Leveraging PolyJet-based technology, the Objet500 Connex2 can produce injection molds for testing designs in their final materials before mass production and for manufacturing low volumes of end-use injection molded parts.  Compare this with the considerable time and expense of using CNC-tooled molds to test injection mold designs and you’ll understand why more and more manufacturers are integrating Stratasys 3D Printers for production tooling applications.
The perfect choice for both design and manufacturing applications, the Objet500 Connex2 comes equipped with a large build envelope and can produce parts from three diverse materials in a single production run. This allows users to create assemblies with components formed from three different materials, or it can produce components that contain both rigid and flexible materials.  The Objet500 Connex2 can also produce hundreds of composite Digital Materials with a wide range of material properties.
For more information contact Objective3D - Stratasys Customer Service and Satisfaction Award winners for 2013.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

ASA is the new thermoplastic to replace ABS filament for Fortus systems


New UV-Resistant ASA Thermoplastic Expands 3D Printed Outdoor Applications, Introduced at IMTS


Stratasys has expanded the variety of outdoor and mechanical applications that can be 3D printed with the launch of its new ASA on September 8, at IMTS.  ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate) is an all-purpose thermoplastic 3D printing material for Stratasys FDM-based 3D Printers and Production Systems. Manufacturers in the automotive, electronics, commercial, sporting goods, construction and other industries will benefit from ASA’s strength and durability. Applications include jigs and fixtures, electrical boxes, recreational vehicles and outdoor tools. 
The new Stratasys ASA UV resistant 3D printing material is especially ideal for manufacturers in the automotive, electronics, commercial, sporting goods and construction industries.



Compatible with the Fortus 360mc, 400mc and 900mc 3D Production Systems, ASA thermoplastic surpasses the capabilities of ABS, offering UV resistance so parts will be durable and resist fading even with long-term exposure to direct sunlight. 

Considered to have the best aesthetics of any FDM material available, ASA offers an exceptional surface finish – details such as printed text and other features are greatly improved by ASA’s matte finish. 

The new Stratasys ASA UV resistant 3D printing material is especially ideal for manufacturers in the automotive, electronics, commercial, sporting goods and construction industries.It is also a highly reliable material, delivering a 50 percent increase in impact strength over Stratasys ABS, and a 25 percent increase in durability with slightly more flexibility.

ASA joins the Stratasys family of production-grade thermoplastics, including ABS, Nylon, PC and high-performance ULTEM 9085, developed to build tough, durable concept models, prototypes, tools and end-use parts.
See ASA in action right now in this exclusive vlog interview with Brendan Dillon, Product Manager at Stratasys.

RUOK? Day - 11 September 2014

It's R U OK day today! Make sure you take the time to have a meaningful conversation with someone and listen to find out if they are OK.

Sir Richard Branson said, "If you can't see someone in person, the next best thing is to call and ask “are you ok?” As friends, we can listen and let them know we care. Come on Australia, let's put the voice back into conversation."

R U OK? Ambassador and actor Simon Baker said "We have horrible droughts in this country; we have bushfires and other incidents where Australians band together. We have proven that we have the strength and the power to stand together as a community. To be able to show that same strength as individuals and have conversations one-on-one with friends would be an incredible step forward for us all”

Last year RedEye Australasia 3D Printed the functional RUOK question marks that traveled all around Australia to raise awareness. Find out about the project at: http://3dprintingsolutions.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/are-r-u-ok-day-question-marks.html
 
 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Digital Dentistry highlights the many uses of 3D Printing

Congratulations to Sid Tass and TDL Precision Orthodontics for the article in the Herald Sun on Friday 5th September 2014.


3D Printing is changing the way that so many different industries do business, and digital dentistry is a great example of using 3D Printing to innovate and revolutionize an existing service or product. 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Come see us at the 2014 3D Printing Showcase


Register for the 2014 3D Printing Showcase now. The showcase will be held on September 12-13 at the University of Melbourne in Parkville.

Matt Minio, Managing Director of Objective3D, will be presenting a discussion on 3D Printing in Education - From entry level concepts to cutting edge research. With such a wide variety of 3D Printing technologies available today, he will cover how 3D printing can be used across a wide range of faculties and business units.

Register to attend for free at https://3DPShowcase2014.eventbrite.com.au/

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

RedEye has moved!

Objective3D Parts (powered by RedEye) has moved! 

It is good bye to our little factory in Mornington and hello to our new state of the art facility in Carrum Downs.

Not quite ready for visitors yet, we will keep you informed of upcoming opening days. Check out our new website: www.3dcentral.net.au for the latest info on training days, seminars, and webinars.