They say everything is bigger in Texas. Well, that’s certainly true at SOLIDWORKS World 2016, where Stratasys is again making big news. John Gould, North America President of Stratasys, has just addressed a packed room of journalists with some major announcements that are expected to expand the adoption of 3D printing.
One of the obstacles to driving mass adoption of 3D printing has been the complex, cumbersome workflows required to take a design from CAD to 3D printer. To cross the chasm from the early adopters to the mainstream pragmatists, Stratasys has partnered with Adobe to create a new solution – Stratasys Creative Colors Software, powered by the Adobe 3D Color Print Engine. Stratasys Creative Colors Software introduces a new, simplified design-to-3D print workflow, greater ease of use, and expanded color spectrum for Connex 3D printers.
Stratasys continues to simplify 3D printing and drive adoption with the Objet Connex3 3D Printer series. Typically designers and engineers would need to use at least three different systems to create multi-material, multi-color 3D printed models. Not so with the Connex3, armed with Stratasys Creative Colors Software, powered by the Adobe 3D Color Print Engine. It fuses multiple systems into one to produce realistic parts with vibrant, gradient colors, patterns and color textures, plus diverse material properties including over-molding. No painting, assembly, etc., required while capital expenses and delivery times are reduced.
Remember that the Connex3 platform is open and extensible, which enables Stratasys to constantly enhance it with new functionalities for added customer value (recall that Soluble Support was introduced just a few weeks ago). Stratasys is now adding two new photopolymer materials to the extensive PolyJet portfolio: a new, more vibrant VeroCyan and a new Vero PureWhite, which is UV-resistant and much bolder.
So yes – the best just keeps getting better at SOLIDWORKS World 2016.
How did the show attendees react to the news and the new gradient color, multi-material 3D printed models? Well if the first day is any indication, the Stratasys booth (#503 in the Partner Pavilion) was packed morning to night. There‘s still time to experience the excitement for yourself as SOLIDWORKS World continues through February 3 in Dallas.