Work with multiple materials, colors and applications — from just one 3D printer.

Connex3 was the first 3D printer in the world to simultaneously 3D print multiple colors and materials. Today it remains alone in its class with a broader set of capabilities that amplify its advantages.

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Tom Rohrbeck

3D Printing Product Owner

Variety and Versatility

Stratasys Creative Colors Software, powered by Adobe 3D Color Print Engine, blends new color capabilities with a hassle-free workflow. With a simple software add-on, all Connex3 systems can now beautifully handle:

  • Gradients
  • Graphic texture mapping
  • Automated color assignment
  • Automated geometry fixes to support 3D printing

Bring agility and aesthetics to every stage of product development and production. Based on PolyJet Technology, Connex3 offers amazing surface smoothness, fine details and the widest range of material properties available in a 3D printer.

A Multitude of Materials
For parts that require a range of mechanical, optical, or thermal properties – like non-slip grips, transparent windows, flexible hinges, or heat-resistant surfaces – Connex3 can vary material properties within a single print job.

Fast, Flexible Color
Stratasys Creative Colors Software, powered by Adobe 3D Color Print Engine, blends new color capabilities with a hassle-free workflow. Produce smooth three-color gradients and vivid multi-color textures based on the color information in your original CAD file and/or graphic elements added right in Adobe Photoshop. The software recommends the closest visual match and provides realistic previews to eliminate the guesswork.

Detail and Realism
Create precise threading or crisp tracking codes directly from CAD. With 16-micron layer resolution, you can see, touch, test, and perfect every detail.

Great Throughput
With a spacious build envelope and the ability to vary materials within a single print job, you can pack a tray with assorted parts to power through tool and prototype production.

Efficiency
Spend less time processing parts. PolyJet models are smooth, beautiful and ready to handle without additional curing or post-processing. Soluble support material lets you clean undercuts and internal voids with minimal effort.

Cost Performance
High throughput and an efficient workflow optimize your productivity, so Connex3 achieves a low cost of ownership per part.

Objet350 Connex3
Build parts as large as 342 × 342 × 200 mm (13.4 × 13.4 × 7.9 in.).

Objet500 Connex3
Build parts as large as 490 × 390 × 200 mm (19.3 × 15.4 × 7.9 in.).

Materials

Digital ABS in the Mix: 
For tough, ergonomic tooling, only the Objet500 Connex3 lets you blend the strongest PolyJet photopolymer, Digital ABS, with Rubber-like Material to produce a range of Shore A values with great durability.

High Temperature:
This material is ideal for tooling and fixtures that require higher heat. Blend with Rubber-like material to achieve a range of Shore A values and thermal properties.

Bio-compatible:
Medical materials offer excellent visualization and great dimensional stability for dental delivery trays, surgical orthopedic guides, and hearing aids.

Rubber-like:
With a range of bright and subtle colors, opacities, and elastomer characteristics, this adaptable material is ideal for a variety of tools and prototypes.

Simulated Polypropylene:
Tough single-material options withstand the stress of living hinges, flexible closures, and snap-fit parts. Combine with Rubber-like material for a range of grayscale shades and Shore A hardness values.

Product Specifications

Single Materials:

  • Vero family of opaque materials, including:
  • VeroWhitePlus (RGD835)
  • VeroGray (RGD850)
  • VeroBlue (RGD840)
  • VeroBlackPlus (RGD875)
  • VeroCyan
  • VeroMagenta
  • VeroYellow
  • VeroBlack
  • VeroWhitePlus (not compatible with Stratasys Creative Colors)
  • Vero PureWhite, a brilliant white 20 percent brighter than VeroWhitePlus with twice the opacity

Model Materials:

  • Vero family of opaque materials, including various neutral shades and vibrant colors
  • Tango family rubber-like flexible materials
  • Medical: MED610
  • Digital ABS and Digital ABS2 in ivory and green
  • DurusWhite RGD430
  • High Temperature RGD525 white
  • Transparent: VeroClear and RGD720

Digital Model Materials:
Hundreds of composite materials can be manufactured on the fly including:

  • Digital ABS
  • Rubber-like materials in a variety of Shore A values
  • Vibrant blended colors in rigid opaque
  • Translucent colored tints
  • Polypropylene-like materials with improved thermal resistance

Support Material:
SUP705 (WaterJet removable)
SUP706 (soluble)

Net Build Size:
Objet350 Connex3: 340 × 340 × 200 mm (13.4 × 13.4 × 7.9 in.)
Objet500 Connex3: 490 × 390 × 200 mm (19.3 × 15.4 × 7.9 in.)

Layer Thickness:
Horizontal build layers down to 16 microns (.0006 in.)

Print Speed:
Printing mode builds parts at 12 mm per hour/strip in 16-micron (0.0006 in.)

Build Resolution:
X-axis: 600 dpi; Y-axis: 600 dpi; Z-axis: 1600 dpi

Printing Modes:

  • Digital material: 30-micron (0.001 in.) resolution
  • High quality: 16-micron (0.0006 in.) resolution
  • High speed: 30-micron (0.001 in.) resolution

Accuracy:
20-85 micron for features below 50 mm; up to 200 micron for full model size (for rigid materials only, depending on geometry, build parameters, and model orientation)

Input Format:
STL, OBJDF and SLC File

Workstation Compatibility:
Windows 7 and Windows 8

Network Connectivity:
LAN – TCP/IP

Size and Weight:
1400 x 1260 x 1100 mm (55.1 x 49.6 x 43.3 in.)
430 kg (948 lbs)

Material Cabinet:
330 (w) x 1170 (h) x 640 (d) mm
(13 x 46.1 x 26.2 in.)
76 Kg (168 lbs.)

Print Heads:
8 units

Power Requirements:
100-120VAC 50/60 Hz; 13.5A 200-240VAC 50/60 Hz; 7A single phase

Operational Environment:
Temperature 18 C-25 C (64 F-77 F); relative humidity 30-70 percent (non-condensing)

Software

Stratasys Creative Colors Software

Stratasys Creative Colors Software blends new Connex3 color capabilities with a hassle-free workflow. Now there are more possibilities for realistic, colorful models, and fewer steps from design to print.

Stratasys Creative Colors Software works with Objet Studio Software to supercharge your workflow when color and realism matter. With this simple software add-on, Objet260, 350, and 500 Connex3 systems can now beautifully handle:

  • Gradients
  • Precise, graphic textures
  • Automated color assignment
  • Automated geometry fixes to support 3D printing

Adobe Photoshop CC supports a variety of 3D file formats including 3D PDF, PSD, DAE, OBJ, and STL.

Objet Studio Software

Objet Studio makes it simple to build high-quality, accurate tooling and prototypes. It transforms STL or WRL files from any 3D CAD application into print-ready 3D models with color, material, and support placement information. With click-and-build wizards, you can quickly edit trays, change materials and colors, manage job queues, and perform routine system maintenance.

Objet Studio Features:

  • Easy tray setup including multiple models and materials
  • VRML support for easy color assignment
  • Automatic support generation
  • On-the-fly slicing so printing can start right away
  • Auto-placement of trays for accurate, consistent positioning
  • Multi-user networking