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Dec. 8, 2012
Build tray 1000 x 800 x 500 mm Printing of large or small, finely detailed models Efficient cost of operation, fast ROI

OBJET LTD., a developer of 3D printing machines for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, launched the Objet1000, its largest 3D printer to date. Featuring a 1000 x 800 x 500 mm (39.3 x 31.4 x 19.6 inch) wide-format build envelope, the Objet1000 is targeted at automotive, defense and aerospace, industrial machinery, consumer goods and household appliance sectors or any manufacturer that needs to create industrial-size, 1:1 scale prototypes.

The developer stated the Objet1000 combines a large and extremely convenient build platform with the advanced precision of inkjet 3D printing, and its well-known Connex multi-material capability, all in a single machine.

“As our largest-ever 3D printing system, the Objet1000 takes advanced inkjet 3D printing technology to the next scale,” according to Objet CEO David Reis. “The system enables our customers in a range of industries to now quickly and effectively prototype anything at full size, 1:1 scale, from whole airplane and automobile assemblies to complete household appliances. The Objet1000 is the next step in the 3D printing revolution.”

“The Objet1000 saves manufacturers and designers from having to assemble prototypes from smaller-sized jigsaw pieces or from having to use various less effective or efficient solutions,” stated Igal Zeitun, v.p. for product marketing and consumables at Objet.

The Objet1000 system offers a choice of over 100 materials, enabling designers and engineers to simulate both standard and ABS-grade plastics. As with all Objet Connex 3D printers, the Objet1000 is also able to print up to 14 different material properties within a single model.