Stratasys adds multi colouring to 3D printing

Stratasys has now released a free software update for its Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer that allows it to produce a wider range of colours. The Objet500 can work with multiple materials, with different colour options for the different material types. Thus there are six rubber material palettes, which include three flexible 72-colour palettes, composed of rubber-like (TangoPlus) and combinations of rigid opaque (VeroCyan, VeroMagenta and VeroYellow) materials, plus a further three flexible 68-colour palettes, built with rubber-like (TangoBlackPlus) and combinations of the same rigid opaque (Vero) colours.
Stratasys has also increased the number of gray and subtle color options for rigid materials. Thus there are three 45-colour rigid grey palettes, each of which combines rigid VeroWhite and VeroBlack with colours, as well as one 45-hue grey palette, with varying levels of translucency, and which includes a reflective luster for the production of sleek, high-quality parts for products such as consumer electronics.
The significance of the added colours is that it makes it easier to produce a finished object straight from the printer cutting down on any further finishing.


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