The Objet30 Pro Desktop is a very slick looking 3D printer. The clean lines and overall professional appearance would make this printer fit right in beside the office photocopier. This is not a hobbyist unit.
The manufacturer’s website claims that the printer,
“combines the accuracy and versatility of a high-end rapid prototyping machine with the small footprint of a regular desktop printer. The Objet30 Pro provides a number of unique capabilities in one machine: the industry’s highest level print resolution and 7 different 3D printing materials.”
Having only seven different materials doesn’t make the Objet30 Pro the most versatile on the market, it’s on par with the VisiJet in this department. And, a choice of seven materials is better than working with only one type.
How does the Objet30 Pro desktop printer work?
The Objet30 Pro utilizes the Jetted Photopolymer technology. It’s a process developed by Objet itself, and it involves deposition of a layer of the printing material – a photopolymer – with an inkjet head, after which the layer is cured with a UV flood lamp. After the model is complete, the support structures, usually also made from photopolymer, are washed away with pressurized water.
Although the technology seems similar to many 3D printing printers on the market, the Objet printing process and material selection provides specifications comparable to much more expensive stereolithography systems, while being as easy to operate as low-cost 3D printers.
Objet30 Pro Desktop Specifications:
Technology: Jetted Photopolymer Frame size
(Width x Depth x Height): ~ 32.28" x 24.4" x 23.22" Weight: ~ 205 lbs Build materials: - Vero thermoplastics
- Polypropylene-like materials Accuracy: ~0.1 mm Layer thickness: ~0.03mm Build volume
(X,Y,Z): 11.57" x 7.55" x 5.85" Price: starts at $19,900 Price of material: Starts at $130 per lb, support material $57 per lb
Where Can You Buy an Objet30 Pro?
Look in your local area for Objet 3D printer distributors.
Contact Objet Customer Service for a distributor near you.
Objet30 Pro Desktop Resources:
For links to training resources, material, discussion groups, see the Objet Resource Page.