Objet Adds to its List of Materials

By on November 25th, 2012 in Hardware

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3D Printer maker Objet Geometries announced new additions to its now massive selection of materials available to its 3D printers. The new additions include a “rigid black” material and no less than sixteen different “rubber-like” materials that offer varying degrees of hardness (or flexibility, if you prefer). 
This brings their current complement of materials to over 120!
We’re particularly interested in the new flexible materials, as they should provide new opportunities to create fantastic items that include snap-fit connections, seals and other unique features. Take a good look at the image above (click to enlarge), which is a set of headphones printed with these new materials in a single operation! It includes not only a bendy arch to accommodate tiny and large heads, but also ultra-cushy ear covers. 
Via Objet

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!