By DE Editors
Objet Geometries’ Connex500 and Connex350 have been recognized with a Material of the Year 2009 Honorable Mention. The honor signifies that the printers were among the finalists for the first annual MEDIUM Award from Material ConneXion, a materials consultancy and library of materials.
The MEDIUM Award aims to recognize materials and processes that demonstrate outstanding innovation and the potential to make a significant contribution to the advancement of design, industry, society, and economy. Selected from technologies juried into the Material ConneXion library within the past year, the award leverages the company’s insight into the materials, processes, and emerging technologies that are having the greatest impact on design worldwide.
“We are extremely proud to be counted among the finalists for this significant and relevant honor,” said David Reis, CEO of Objet Geometries. “It’s gratifying to see that our Connex systems continue to receive recognition for their outstanding contributions to 3D printing and the design industry at large.”
Objet’s Connex500 and Connex350 offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. The systems’ PolyJet Matrix Technology jets materials in thin layers, curing each layer with UV light, a process which yields models that closely emulate the look, feel, and function of an variety of end products. In addition, the systems allow users to create composite materials that have pre-set combinations of mechanical properties.
Material ConneXion is showcasing the Connex systems, along with the other honorees, in a public exhibition at its showroom in New York City. The event will take place Jan. 11 to Feb. 19, 2010 at 60 Madison Ave., 2nd Floor.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.