Objet’s New 1000

By on December 1st, 2012 in printer


Perhaps the “biggest” announcement at Euromold was Objet’s new “Wide Format” 3D printer, the Objet 1000. Indeed, it is truly massive, as you can see in the image above. 
Essentially it’s the same as its smaller siblings, except everything is oversized, notably the print volume, which is a staggering 1000 x 800 x 500mm. Maybe we’d better say this in meters, rather than millimeters: 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.5m (39.4 x 31.5 x  19.7 inches). You can produce massive objects in this device, up to a weight of some 200kg (440 pounds). This means you’re gonna have to get a wheeled carrier to move your print around!
Despite the massive size, the print accuracy remains just as good as the smaller devices due to the nature of the inkjet technology used by Objet. 
This is interesting: the material (liquid) is stored in six 18kg (40lb) containers inside, which are hot swappable to ensure you can print right to the max. Which materials can you use? Objet’s entire Vero family of opaque plastics as well as their clear material and rubber-like material. Therefore you can print body, windshield and tires. Can you print an entire car? No, but you can literally print half of a go-kart! 
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!