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3D printing Objet to show 3D printing material range at TCT Live conference

Author / Editor: Eric Culp / Stéphane Itasse

Rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing equipment supplier Objet will showcase its recently expanded range of over 100 3D printing materials at this year’s TCT Live 2012 Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Conference at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, on 25-26 Sept.

The company plans to spotlight its Objet30 Pro Desktop 3D printer, which offers a range of seven 3D printing materials, including high temperature and clear transparent materials. It will be in action at its conference stand (P18).

See also: Organisers release programme for TCT Live 3D printing conference

Objet customer Collcap Packaging Ltd., a manufacturer of cosmetic, perfumery and personal care packaging, trialled the desktop printer prior to its launch. Objet offered this testimonial from Collcap Technical Manager Adam Smith. “We knew a desktop machine would meet our capacity requirements quite happily, but for the packaging work we do, we really wanted the range of materials that has previously only been available with bigger machines. The clear transparent material for instance is ideal for prototyping our bespoke fragrance bottles and other glass or clear plastic products, whilst the range of coloured rigid materials work perfectly for simulating plastic bottles, caps and fittings.”

See: Objet whitepaper explains how additive manufacturing changes product development

Eric Bredin, Objet’s European marketing director, said the conference provides a welcome platform for the 3D printer supplier. “Once again Objet will have new materials and technologies for visitors to explore at TCT.” He noted that the recent addition of 39 3D printing materials has brought the total to 107, all of which can be seen at the conference.

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