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Watch 32 Fully Assembled Multi-Tools Being Created from Nothing!

 

Working in a company that manufactures some of the world’s most advanced 3D printers, it’s a pleasure to ocassionally take 5 minutes away from my desk and have a look at what’s printing on our machines. Today I happened to stumble upon this very aesthetic looking print session – a whole tray of 32 multi-tools all being printed at the same time on the Objet Connex500 – our largest multi-material 3D printer.

These multi-tools are all printed in Objet’s ABS-like Digital Material – a very strong composite material that is unique to Objet’s Connex range of 3D printers. The tools are created fully assembled and in their fold-up position. Once removed from the printer and washed, the tools can be unfolded and operated just like the real thing.

This is another great example of how 3D printing produces fully-assembled items in a single step. If you look closely in the video you can see the hinges and pins of the multi-tools all being printed in place – with the gaps carefully filled with the removable support material.

Sam Green, Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping Solutions, Stratasys

Sam Green, Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping Solutions, Stratasys

Sam Green is Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping Solutions at Stratasys.

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