CMTS Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) 2015 is coming to Toronto!

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS)

“At CMTS, experience more than 3,000,000 lbs of manufacturing equipment in action and connect with 700+ suppliers of technologies and solutions under one roof demonstrating live, working equipment.”

 

CMTS Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

CMTS Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

Manufacture the Future

The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) is once again coming to Toronto. Starting Monday September 28th and running until Thursday October 1st, CMTS is a place for manufacturers to show off the latest equipment and services available to market.

With a focus on “cutting-edge innovations in Advanced Manufacturing including Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, Automation and Robotics as well as Design Engineering,” Objex Unlimited will be offering attendees an in-depth look at 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, and 3D Design… as well as showing off commercialized applications in 3D Printing. If you’re interested in entering the realm of 3D, as a full-service 3D Solutions Provider, Objex Unlimited will happily answer any questions you may have and point you in the right direction to get you where you want to go. Come visit Objex Unlimited at Booth #1269!

If you haven’t received a promotional code from us, we’d be happy to share one with you! Register with us to receive a complimentary pass to CMTS!

Register Now For Free Promo Code to CMTS 2015

Come see Steve Cory deliver a talk on 3D Scanning!

Steve Cory with 3D Scanned Head

Objex President Steve Cory with 3D Printed Head

Objex Unlimited President and Founder, Steve Cory, will be delivering a talk open to all CMTS Attendees on 3D Scanning. As a member of the Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board (AMAB), and an expert in the field of 3D Printing, there is a lot to be gained from attending the talk. The presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer session if you have any further questions for Steve.


Presentation Title:
3D Scanning for figurines

Date:
Wednesday September 30
, 2015

Presentation Time:
2:00
 PM – 2:25 PM (includes Q&A)

About CMTS

Here’s a bit more information about CMTS 2015 from their website:

“CMTS features the latest in Machine Tools, Tooling, Forming, and Fabricating technologies along with the cutting-edge innovations in Advanced Manufacturing including Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, Automation and Robotics as well as Design Engineering. CMTS provides attendees from all walks of manufacturing an experience they never forget and often repeat: a hands-on, flexible, learning environment of revolutionary technologies.

CMTS 2015 will once again showcase high-level technical sessions and keynote presentations from industry experts along with a host of new networking and interactive experiences for visitors.

CMTS proudly returns to The International Centre. Minutes from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, with 5,000 free parking spaces or free shuttle bus service to and from CMTS host hotels.”

Your pass includes access to:

  • All Exhibits
  • CMTS,  RAPID Canada Keynotes &  Panels
  • Tech Talk Theatre Presentations
  • Innovation Alley
  • 3D Playground
  • Job Shop Reception with Special Guest NHL Alumni Darryl Sittler

September 28 – October 1, 2015

September 28: 10am – 5pm
September 29: 10am – 5pm
September 30: 10am – 8pm
October 1:         10am – 4pm

The International Centre (Halls 1 – 4)
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada L4V 1E8

Come visit us at Booth #1269!

Free parking!

Register Now For Free Promo Code to CMTS 2015

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Objex Unlimited 3D Printing Studio is a full-service 3D solutions provider and 3D product reseller specializing in 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, 3D Design and 3D Services. We’re leading the 3D printing revolution to explore, develop, and commercialize new applications in 3D. Leveraging unparalleled expertise in 3D technologies, we work with you personally to find a product or solution that will save you time, effort, and money. We will bring your ideas and designs to life by creating working parts, beautiful full-colour models, and rapid prototypes.  Authorized resellers of 3D Systems, Artec, Markforged and LMI Technologies.

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Is your business ready for the 3D Printing revolution?

Originally Published in April 2015 Issue (Vol. 18 | No. 3) of Graphic Arts Magazine. Objex Unlimited worked with closely with Graphic Arts Magazine to write articles catering to a print media and graphic arts crowd to educate about 3D Printing. This is part of that series of articles.

Is your business ready for the 3D Printing revolution? With a good partner, the answer is definitely yes! Of course, for many print and graphic firms, 3D can be an intimidating field to enter. Once you discover what lies beyond the plastic, consumer-level toy-maker printers, theres a world of sophisticated machines that can print functional end-use parts, full-colour 3D models and everything in between!

 

The capital investment

First, decide if you’re 3D printing in-house or partnering with an existing 3D Print Service Bureau for production. If you decide to go in-house, make sure you understand your capital investment and estimated cash flow from print production. Depending on the type of technology, size, materials and other factors, a professional-level 3D Printer can range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Alternatively, a good entry-level “pro-sumer” device is $3,000 to $5,000 – but you’ll likely be limited in print size, speed and capabilities.

 

If all of this seems daunting to you, partner with a 3D Print Service Bureau that can provide production and design services until you decide your own particular business and customer needs. They can help you test a few different technologies, then set up and train you on equipment and software that’s the best fit for your business and clients. Best of all there’s little to no cost to start offering these services to your customers right away.

 

Outsourcing: A smart way to start

There are already full-service 3D Print Service Bureaus out there that have their equipment running each and every day and know the machines inside and out. They can tackle tricky scan and design issues, address print problems and make sure you’re receiving the best print quality possible.

 

As discussed in last month’s article, outsourcing doesn’t stop at 3D printing but involves a considerable amount of work pre-print, and post-print. Look for a full-service bureau that can also handle design, scanning and other important services. It’s likely your customers will need help building their files or capturing the geometry of already existing objects – and having access to high-end scanners and design services is essential to building a successful 3D Print file.

 

Choosing a 3D Print Partner for the full-service Solution

First, make sure to visit the office and observe how many different printers and technologies they have. If they only have one or two types of printers or scanners, they’re likely to recommend whatever technology they specialize in without much thought – even if it isn’t your best option. Second, ask questions. Make sure they’re willing to invest in the newest technologies and give you quick access to them. Finally, see if they’re using their printers frequently. It’s easy to keep a display model around. But if they can’t keep their own printers running, they likely won’t have them available when you need the most. It takes a lot of 3D prints to learn about the printing equipment inside and out – so there’s a huge benefit with leveraging your partner’s experience.

 

While there’s an assortment of 3D Printer resellers out there that might sell you a big expensive “box” then leave you on your own, a good 3D Print Service Bureau that wants your repeat business will offer several different machine options, while educating you on the process. Only when you’re ready, they’ll set up and train you and your staff on a printer you’ll be 100% confident to purchase and operate, while being there to provide ongoing tech support. They should also give you production and finishing tips that will separate you from your competition.

 

You decide but dont get left behind

3D Printing is already generating additional revenue for many. Once you see for yourself how the technology can add additional profits and win over new customers, then you can decide whether or not you’d like to start moving your 3D print production in-house.

In next months final of this 3-part series, well explore how and where to target customers with your 3D print products and services.

 

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Objex Unlimited 3D Printing Studio is a full-service 3D solutions provider and 3D product reseller specializing in 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, 3D Design and 3D Services. We’re leading the 3D printing revolution to explore, develop, and commercialize new applications in 3D. Leveraging unparalleled expertise in 3D technologies, we work with you personally to find a product or solution that will save you time, effort, and money. We will bring your ideas and designs to life by creating working parts, beautiful full-colour models, and rapid prototypes.  Authorized resellers of 3D Systems, Artec, Markforged and LMI Technologies.

What you need to know about adding 3D printing as a new revenue stream

Originally Published in March 2015 Issue of Graphic Arts Magazine. Objex Unlimited worked with closely with Graphic Arts Magazine to write articles catering to a print media and graphic arts crowd to educate about 3D Printing. This is the first of this series of articles.

A look at the products, misconceptions and opportunities of taking your business from 2D to 3D printing.

3D printing is an exciting, emerging technology. From cars, to dental implants, to human organs… from customized works of art, to functional prototypes and tools… the list of what can now be printed on a 3D printer is constantly growing.

But what are the obstacles? Most importantly, how can you add 3D to your existing digital or offset products and services? To answer these questions, I asked Steve Cory, president of Objex Unlimited 3D Printing Studio, based in Toronto. This full-service Canadian firm is at the forefront of the 3D printing revolution, partnering with clients in developing and commercializing technologies, products and processes – from concept to final result.

“The demand for 3D services is already present, and your competition is likely already capitalizing on it. To match or exceed this, you must bring a new level of interest to existing and prospective clients by showcasing this cutting-edge technology to them in an affordable way. Traditional methods of producing a model are extremely costly, but 3D Printing has opened many doors,” says Cory. “What we believe to be most important is educating your customers about the technology and managing their expectations. There’s a plethora of machines in the realm of 3D and it’s a matter of finding the best software and equipment for the particular application. Whether you use our services, purchase from us, or simply use us as a resource, we are always here to help.”


The 3D process and the misconceptions

“With 3D Printing comes many pre-conceived misconceptions, the most common being that the 3D Printer is an all-in-one solution; you just push the “start” button and anything you imagine will materialize! The bulk of the work comes both before the print begins, and after the print completes. The 3D Printing champions are definitely 3D designers who do a bulk of the work before it even reaches a printer, and the model finishers who treat, finish, and make the model the best it can be.”

There are many steps in generating that ideal 3D Printed model. From the moment you have your idea, your next step should be to understand the different printing technologies and materials. For example, each printer (and each material used) has different properties that govern how you should initially design your file. You have to ask yourself a few questions:

  • Which material is best for your prototype? Are you looking for plastic, rubber, or a specific type of resin? Does it need to be medically certified?
  • What kind of strength and fit do you need? Like digital printers, 3D printers have different tolerances and strengths, which should be factored into initial design.
  • What is your desired end product? Are you going to make a cast or mold from the model? Will it be a display model? Or will it be a functional, ready-to-use part?
  • Do you need a specific colour or surface finish? Would you like your print to be full-colour CMYK? Or do you need something transparent?

 

The role of 3D scanners

You don’t always need to start from scratch! Perhaps you already have some kind of physical object or model you’d like to work with. 3D Scanners are an outstanding tool to give you a jump-start on your design, even if some kind of post-processing and 3D design work is often necessary. Maybe you’re looking to reverse engineer something you already have, and break it down into a digital design. Maybe you want to build a custom-fit part, like making a wing or part that fits your particular car, or a wearable item formed perfectly to your body. Maybe you want to scan of a person to commemorate a special occasion.

 

Again, you’ll be faced with a choice; which scanner is best for you? What’s your budget? Will you need a mobile scanner? Stationary scanning booths invariably render better accuracy and detail. Do you need to capture colour, or just geometry? Is the object you are scanning large or small?

 

Choosing a 3D printing partner

Today’s successful companies should provide more than just hardware. You need – and should expect – ongoing expertise and tech support for rapid prototyping, 3D scanning and digital imaging. This includes personal and professional service training, plus consulting and workflow management. Most importantly, your supplier should tell you how to capitalize financially on 3D printing opportunities by providing sales and marketing support – including lead generation, referral programs and even discounts on services and equipment.

 

Some cool new 3D printing options

So what 3D products are end-users buying? Full-colour, photo-realistic 3D prints continue to be big sellers. Photo-realistic 3D people models as well as 3D-printed pet models are also extremely popular. On the commercial side, rapid prototyping and custom personalized devices are on the rise. In the final analysis, you must determine what will your client base wants – both on a personal and business level. Giving them exciting new 3D ideas by promoting all that you can do and getting actual physical samples into their hands is a great beginning.”

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Selftraits Featured on Front Page of Metro News

Yesterday, Objex Unlimited sister company Sculptraits was featured on the front page of Metro News Toronto. Founder of Objex Unlimited and Sculptraits, Steve Cory, spoke about the 3D Printed selfies, called Selftraits. In particular, Steve talked about the Projex Selfie Day promotion where customers can receive 10% off the 5″ Selftrait, and 20% off the 6″ Selftrait. In accordance to the Projex Selfie initiative, proceeds will be donated to the Paralympic Committee; an organization dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic movement.

Here’s an excerpt from Metro News Toronto:

“A Toronto company is taking selfies to the next dimension.

Sculptraits Studios will create a 3D model of you and turn it into a six-inch, full-colour figurine for $120.
“It began as a proof of concept. Could we scan and print a person?” said Steve Cory, Sculptraits founder and president of its parent company, Objex Unlimited.

Turns out, you can.

While other 3D selfie providers rely on handheld scanners or moving cameras, Sculptraits Studios (321 Davenport Rd.) opened in July boasting a booth equipped with more than 130 synchronized cameras. Not only does the technique allow Cory and his colleagues to capture subjects in motion, it also results in a surprisingly lifelike figurines….”

Read the full article here.

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3D Printed Pixel People! Perfect example of 3D Marketing Materials

Objex Unlimited recently had the opportunity to work with Conch & Media Creative Agency on developing some 3D Marketing Materials for a Campaign released by H&R Block.

The 3D Printed Pixel People campaign is an outstanding example of using 3D Design and 3D Printing to promote your brand in an exciting and novel fashion. See the awesome video below of the final product or check it out on Conch & Media’s Instagram.

The 3D Printed Pixel People were created using MagicaVoxel, and the printed on a 3D Systems ProJet 660Pro Full-Colour 3D Printer. The printer is excellent for creating colour displays, prototypes, showing abstract products, and product demonstrations.

3D Printed Pixel People 2

 

 

 

Printed on a 3D Systems ProJet 660Pro

The ProJet 660Pro

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Objex Unlimited 3D Printing Studio is a full-service 3D solutions provider and 3D product reseller specializing in3D Printing, 3D Scanning, 3D Design and 3D Services. We’re leading the 3D printing revolution to explore, develop, and commercialize new applications in 3D. Leveraging unparalleled expertise in 3D technologies, we work with you personally to find a product or solution that will save you time, effort, and money. We will bring your ideas and designs to life by creating working parts, beautiful full-colour models, and rapid prototypes.  Authorized resellers of 3D Systems, Artec, MarkForged and LMI Technologies.

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MarkForged Mark One – The World’s First Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass 3D printer.

Objex Unlimited is happy to announce that we are now certified resellers of the MarkForged Mark One, the world’s first and only Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, and Fiberglass 3D Printer.

Print Strong Parts.

Have you ever had a 3D printed part that wasn’t strong enough? The revolutionary Mark One prints with the strength of 6160 aluminum. With parts that are up to 30x stronger and 30x stiffer than ABS 3D Printed parts, now you can have the dependability of CNC parts with the flexibility of 3D printing.

How does it work?

The Mark One uses two print heads: One builds Nylon parts, and the other is a revolutionary new print-head that extrudes composite materials to reinforce the nylon to make solid, strong-as-aluminum 3D Prints. The composite materials used in the machine are Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, and Kevlar.

The Materials

Composites made with continuous reinforcing fibers exhibit substantial increases in strength and stiffness compared to similar materials using discontinuous (chopped) fibers. Carbon Fiber has the greatest strength-to-weight ratio in the world. Kevlar is best for parts that require a degree of abrasion resistance. Fibreglass has the best strength-to-cost ratio, making parts nearly as strong as Carbon Fiber filament, but almost twice the weight.

You can also select pause points in your print to allow embedded components up to 10 micron accuracy.

The Software

The Mark One comes with it’s very own 3D Printing and slicing software, free of charge. Operating on the cloud, you can upload your files, collaborate and share with others, and clone multiple versions of a file for different print configurations. In addition, the software is extremely powerful, giving you the option to automatically choose the orientation of fibers, or specifying the orientation on a layer-by-layer basis.  The software was specifically designed to give users total control over fiber orientation in each layer and thus, directional strength.

Our Experience

We’ve been running the MarkForged Mark One since March of this year and so far it’s been an extremely smooth ride. The rock-solid construction of the milled aluminum makes for a very solid machine. It has travelled to trade-shows, demonstrations, and been through some rough conditions, but is still one of the few 3D Printers that just seems to work every time we go to switch it on and run a print. That is, of course, taking care to run the standard maintenance procedures such as bed levelling, head cleaning, and keeping nylon filament dry (we’ve heard of issues with nylon filament that gets moist under-extruding and causing print problems, but we have not run into this issue personally). The Carbon Fiber filament has a tendency to clog a little easier than other filaments, but there are tools to unclog your heads and Professional Kit ships with lots of spare nozzles.

In addition, we’ve been extremely happy with how the machine generates support materials for the prints, especially since MarkForged has released the firmware update with the improved support material algorithm. Updates seem to be frequent, bringing minor improvements to the operation of the printer each time.

The included Eiger software is by far one of the best slicing and 3D Printing software, giving you a very detailed view of the print and vast customization options for literally every layer of the print. Not only does the software do a great job at automatically generating the best setup and orientation for the Composite Fiber materials, you have the option to reinforce and change everything to your needs.

A fantastic option for those looking for a little more than the standard plastic-jet printers in the Consumer to Prosumer price range. The Mark One printer starts at $5,499 USD for a standard kit, or for $8,799 USD you can get the Professional Kit. If you have any questions, want to see the printers in action, or are looking to order, please don’t hesitate to contact Objex Unlimited 3D Print Studio.

Mark One Composite 3D Printer
$5,499.00 USD

  • Mark One 3D Printer
  • MarkForged software
  • Carbon fiber filament sample, 50 cm3 (3.05 in3)
  • Fiberglass filament sample, 50 cm3 (3.06 in3)
  • Nylon filament, 1000 cm3 (61 in3)
  • 1 x CFF Quick-change nozzle
  • 1 x FFF Quick-change nozzle

Mark One 3D Printer and Professional Kit
$8,799.00 USD

  • Mark One Composite 3D Printer.
  • MarkForged software. Premium software support.
  • Kevlar® filament, 300 cm3 (18.3 in3)
  • Carbon fiber filament, 200 cm3 (12.2 in3)
  • Fiberglass filament, 300 cm3 (18.3 in3)
  • Nylon filament, 2000 cm3 (122 in3)
  • 5 x CFF Quick-change nozzle
  • 5 x FFF Quick-change nozzle
  • 2 additional print beds


Reserve Your  Mark One  Today!




Meet the Mark One: the world’s first Carbon Fiber 3D printer

This Tow Hook, 3D Printed on a Mark One 3D Printer, Holds Up to a 3000lb Car

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Objex Unlimited 3D Printing Studio is a 3D solutions provider and 3D product reseller specializing in 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, 3D Design and 3D Services. We’re leading the 3D printing revolution to explore, develop, and commercialize new applications in 3D. Leveraging unparalleled expertise in 3D technologies, we work with you personally to find a product or solution that will save you time, effort, and money. We will bring your ideas and designs to life by creating working parts, beautiful full-colour models, and rapid prototypes.  Authorized resellers of 3D Systems, Artec, Markforged and LMI Technologies.

Artec Spider named the best hardware exhibited at SolidWorks 2015

Originally posted on Artec3d.com

Great news! If you’re looking for a 3D scanner for design, QA or engineering jobs, you now have another good reason to go for Artec Spider, and if you already own a Spider, here’s a fact confirming you made the right choice – the world’s #1 web portal for mechanical computer aided design, MCADCafé, has named Spider the best hardware showcased at SolidWorks World 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. The competition was really tough, with over 100 exhibitors bringing their products to the show, and this makes the award especially valuable.

 

Here’s what the editor-in-chief of MCADCafé, Jeff Rowe, who has over 35 years of experience in industrial design and engineering, has to say about Spider: “Although about a year old, we’d never seen this 3D scanner up close until this week at SolidWorks World. What impressed us most was the unit’s capture speed and quality, as well as its portability.”

To find out what else impressed Rowe about Spider and which product was chosen the best software, read Rowe’s review.

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3D Systems Debuts Powerful New All-In-One Dental/Medical 3D Printer – ProJet 3510 DPPro

  • Production ready ProJet® 3510 DPPro prints high volume precision dental wax-ups, implant drill guides, orthodontic patterns, and crown and bridge models, for the widest range of medical uses
  • Experience this all-in-one 3D printer at the 31st annual LMT LAB DAY, the largest gathering of the national dental lab community

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Release Date:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 – 09:00

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, February 24, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the immediate availability of its revolutionary all-in-one medical 3D printer, the ProJet 3510 DPPro, which the company plans to debut at LMT LAB DAY Chicago 2015. The ProJet 3510 DPPro, the latest in 3DS’ stellar MultiJet (MJP) line, gives medical and dental labs the power to print precision dental wax-ups; durable implant drill guides; temperature-resistant, thermo-formable orthodontic patterns; and crown and bridge molds interchangeably, at up to twice the throughput of today’s printers.

Armed with the ProJet 3510 DPPro’s game-changing speed, throughput and versatility, dental and medical labs can print precision, personalized medical tools and devices created directly from patients’ data, in a matter of hours—all in a smaller footprint than existing medical printers.

“Our primary purpose is to democratize access to more affordable and powerful tools for the benefit of our customers. With its high resolution, high capacity and expanded material compatibility, the DPPro can support the widest range of medical applications, at a very low cost of ownership,” said Buddy Byrum, Vice President, Product Management, 3DS. “LMT LAB DAY is the perfect venue to demonstrate this new, multipurpose machine to those who will benefit most from it.”

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Engineered specifically for demanding dental and medical lab environments, the multipurpose ProJet 3510 DPPro 3D printer provides round-the-clock printing capabilities and features a large build volume, allowing lab managers to rethink maximum throughput and tighten production schedules. With the ProJet 3510 DPPro’s variety of specifically engineered materials, labs can print enhanced, highly accurate wax-ups for crowns, bridges and partial denture frameworks, in addition to working models for crown and bridge, orthodontic, partial dentures, and medical models, such as a jaw models, in USP Class VI-capable VisiJet® Stoneplast.

The ProJet DPPro also produces superior, customized implant drill guides in a durable biocompatible plastic material. Enhanced with efficient material use, low-maintenance operation and an unprecedented five-year print head warranty, the ProJet DPPro conveniently melds with existing workflows and pays owners back on their investment faster.

At LMT LAB DAY 2015, 3DS plans to highlight its vast range of medical and dental solutions, including its Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP®), a clinically proven methodology for leveraging personalized medical imaging data to enable virtual planning of procedures supported by 3D printed surgical guides. 3DS will also showcase its latest 3D printed metal hybrid implant bars, partial frameworks, coping and bridges for dental procedures. In addition to the ProJet DPPro, 3DS will display its affordable and capable ProJet® 1200 micro-SLA desktop 3D printer for quickly creating highly precise dental wax-ups.

LMT LAB DAY 2015 takes place February 27 and 28, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. 3DS will be in booth 837.

For more information about how 3D Systems is manufacturing the future, visit http://www.3dsystems.com.

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About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using our vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS’ products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower our customers to manufacture the future now.

Leadership Through Innovation and Technology

•3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.

•3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.

•3DS invented the ColorJet Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.

•3DS invented MultiJet Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.

•3DS Medical Modeling pioneered virtual surgical planning (VSP) and its services are world-leading, helping many thousands of patients on an annual basis.

Today 3D Systems’ comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry’s benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.

More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.

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Objex Unlimited 3D Printing Studio
Toronto’s 3D Printing and 3D Service Experts

Objex Unlimited is your resource for everything 3D.

We take great pride in the services we provide, and will find the best 3D printing solution for you.
We will work with you to complete your project and reach your goals ahead of schedule.

We offer a variety of 3D printers3D scanners and 3D software, and will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. We are an authorized reseller of 3D SystemsArtec Group, LMI TechnologiesGeomagic and Agisoft 3D products.

Our talented and diverse staff deliver high-quality, industry-leading results.
Our commitment is to fulfil your project needs within budget and on-time.

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Bulgarian Museum and Threeding.com use Artec Scanners to digitize military artifacts in 3D

Originally Posted on Artec3D.com. Bulgaria’s National Museum of Military History, Threeding.com, Artec 3D and Vesk Consult team up to unravel military history in 3D.

One of the largest museums of military history in Eastern Europe, the National Museum of Military History in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Threeding.com, a fast-growing 3D-printing marketplace and community, have announced a cooperation agreement for the 3D digitalization of military artifacts.

Under the agreement, Threeding.com will 3D scan part of the museum’s exhibits using Artec Scanners and put up their models in 3D printing friendly format on its portal. All 3D models will be available for free viewing on the museum’s website at www.militarymuseum.bg. A pilot project will mark the centenary of World War One.

Coordinated by Vesk Consult, the project will be running in cooperation with Artec 3D, a global leader in the development and manufacture of professional 3D scanners, which will provide its hardware, software and know-how.

The National Museum of Military History will receive royalties from the sales of 3D models and will be provided with free digital copies of all scanned exhibits, which can then be used for scientific and educational purposes.

Threeding will also work with the Museum of Military History to create a 3D gallery on the museum’s website over the next few months, offering users an opportunity to view exhibits online in 3D.

The partnership, which builds on successful cooperation between Threeding and Bulgaria’s regional history museums in Varna and Pernik, will enable Threeding to add unique military artifacts to its portfolio of 3D-printable models. Currently, there are over 150 models of museum objects, such as ancient sculptures, reliefs, architectural fragments of Ancient Greek and Roman origin, medieval weapons, icons and tools, available for sale in 3D printing friendly format at Threeding.com. The first models are already available on the website and include different weapons, military equipment and soldiers’ art from WW1.

 “The National Museum of Military History is certain that the majority of its visitors – young, employed, open to innovations, and familiar with many European practices – will be excited by this new form of museum interaction,” says the director of the National Museum of Military History, Associate Professor Sonya Penkova. “The ambition to create a virtual museum is coupled with the wish to mark the anniversary of World War One using a novel approach for Bulgaria and the Balkans – acknowledging the cost of the war, its human and social ramifications. We hope that our joint efforts will accomplish this ambitious goal.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the National Museum of Military History of Bulgaria

The National Museum of Military History is a state-run museum, supervised by the Bulgarian Defense Ministry. The museum was established in 1916 to become one of the largest and most modern military museums in Europe. Its collection features more than 1 million artifacts related to Bulgarian and European military history.

http://www.militarymuseum.bg/

 

About Threeding

Threeding is an online community for sharing and trading 3D-printable models. The start-up was founded in 2013 by a group of students from the Bulgarian National Academy of Art, led by Tzveta-Maria Partaleva and Stan Partalev. Threeding is the only 3D printing marketplace that offers 3D-printable models of historical artifacts.

https://threeding.com/

 

About Vesk Consult

Founded in 2007, Vesk Consult is an R&D consulting company that has successfully implemented a series of major innovative projects to digitize, restore and conserve prehistoric and early antique cultural heritage.

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About Artec 3D

Artec 3D is a leading developer and manufacturer of professional 3D scanning hardware and software. Extremely fast and efficient, Artec 3D scanners are used by thousands of people. In 2013, Artec launched an automated full-body 3D scanning system, Shapify Booth, which has made 3D portraits, or shapies, easily available and affordable to millions of people across the world. Artec’s mission is to unleash the 3D revolution, bringing 3D technologies to everyone, everywhere.

http://www.artec3d.com/

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Objex Unlimited 3D Printing Studio
Toronto’s 3D Printing and 3D Service Experts

Objex Unlimited is your resource for everything 3D.

We take great pride in the services we provide, and will find the best 3D printing solution for you.
We will work with you to complete your project and reach your goals ahead of schedule.

We offer a variety of 3D printers3D scanners and 3D software, and will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. We are an authorized reseller of 3D SystemsArtec Group, LMI TechnologiesGeomagic and Agisoft 3D products.

Our talented and diverse staff deliver high-quality, industry-leading results.
Our commitment is to fulfil your project needs within budget and on-time.

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ProJet 1200 Expands their Suite with New Materials and Applications

3D Systems has announced the expansion of its ProJet® 1200 suite with the arrival of five new materials engineered specifically for the desktop printing capabilities of its micro-SLA 3D printer. These five new materials join the previously introduced VisiJet® FTX Green material, expanding the capabilities of jewelers, dental labs, manufacturers, engineers, and 3D artists in the creation of casting patterns, small end-use parts, figurines and presentation models.

ProJet 1200 – Jewelry

Advancing the production capabilities and throughput of jewelry designers, the ProJet 1200 now has an advanced FTX Cast material, a wax/resin hybrid material developed specifically for compatibility with a wide range of jewelry casting methods and materials, and FTX Gold and FTX Silver for stunning jewelry samples and presentation models.

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Jewelers can easily integrate FTX Cast, which casts much like traditional wax, into existing workflows with the added benefits of 3D printed parts.  Combined with the precision and fantastic surface quality of micro-SLA from the ProJet1200, FTX Cast can be used to create exquisite, detailed pieces from rings to pendants. With glimmering gold and silver particles embedded in the materials, FTX Gold and FTX Silver provide the wow factor that brings customer presentation models and counter samples to life.

ProJet 1200 – Dental

Dental labs use the ProJet 1200 with FTX Green for the production of highly accurate, casting-friendly wax-ups for a range of small dental prosthetics. The ProJet 1200 prints in 30-micron layers at 585 dpi resolution for the production of up to 12 high-quality wax-ups in an hour, right on the desktop. The ProJet 1200 and FTX Green combine for an accelerated workflow with the exceptional results of traditional methods.

ProJet 1200 – Engineering and Manufacturing

Along with the casting capabilities of FTX Cast, engineering and manufacturing customers can take advantage of the arrival of FTX Gray, a high-contrast gray material that’s perfect for prototypes and accentuating fine features, and FTX Clear, a transparent clear material that can be applied in end-use parts and components. As part of the reimagined engineer’s desktop, the ProJet 1200 and FTX Gray and Clear allow engineers a fast way to locally create precise design prototypes of small assembly or components. Micro-SLA parts in FTX Gray and Clear also combine the strength and precision necessary for end-use applications and final one-off custom components, such as electronic connectors, robotics components and more.

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ProJet 1200 – 3D Artists and Designers

Many 3D artists, designers and professional model makers also require strong, precise micro parts for toys, figurines, model aircraft, cars, model trains and more. The expanded ProJet 1200 materials selection provides even more opportunity for creative expression. Precision FTX Gray parts are paintable and they accentuate the fine features for which the ProJet 1200 is known. On top of that, beautiful, transparent FTX Clear parts project a hint of iridescence for stunning clear parts, perfect for a range of sculptures and model components. For artisans creating small cast sculptures, FTX Cast provides a less work intensive way to make accurate casting patterns in the workshop.

“The addition of these five materials represents our commitment to revolutionizing desktop 3D printing and bringing new capabilities to dental techs, jewelers, artists and engineers,” said Buddy Byrum, Vice President of Product and Channel Management, 3DS. “Now a jeweler, for instance, can design a ring, prototype it in FTX Gray, print a customer sample ring in FTX Gold and FTX Silver, and create a final casting pattern in FTX Cast—all from the same machine.”

The expanded VisiJet FTX material range will be available in December 2014 and will be on display at EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany from November 25-28, 2014, at the Messe Frankfurt in booths D69 and F90 in hall 11, along with 3DS’ latest 3D printers, advanced material options, cloud-sourced custom parts and digital thread of 3D capture, creation, print and inspection tools. 

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About Objex Unlimited

Objex Unlimited 3D Printing Studio is a 3D solutions provider and 3D product reseller specializing in 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, 3D Design and 3D Services. We strive to be at the forefront of the 3D printing revolution and to explore, develop, and commercialize new applications in 3D. Leveraging unparalleled expertise in 3D technologies, we work with you personally to find a product or solution that will save you time, effort, and money. We will bring your ideas and designs to life by creating working parts, beautiful full-colour models, and rapid prototypes. Objex Unlimited is an authorized reseller of 3D Systems, Artec and LMI Technologies.