In the spirit of our previous post where I printed a series of 6 adjustable wrenches in our very tough ABS-like material, today we are introducing another cool innovation from the Objet 'blog' lab – a 3D printed foldable stool..
As you can see – it folds up nicely into my hands and actually comes out of the Objet Connex 3D printer in this fold-up position – with absolutely no assembly required!
Printing it in the fold-up position enables us to make the most of the space on the build tray and make the stool as large as possible. Once the stool is removed and washed, this particular example unfolds to sit 48cm off the ground – the largest print size available on the Objet Connex500 machine.
It's also strong enough to support an astounding 100kg (220 lb) thanks to the unique properties of the Objet ABS-like material that we released earlier this year.
The folding stool is just another in a long list of examples of the sort of functional prototype testing that can be achieved using our Objet Connex line of multi-material 3D printers. Feel free to read the full story in the PR released today, here.