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.

Join us on January 23rd to see Oasis Skateboard Factory’s Awesome Pop-Art Exhibit

Over the past couple months, Objex Unlimited 3D Printing Studio, along with Sculptraits Studios, had the opportunity to assist the talented and creative students of Oasis Skateboard Factory with a final graduation project they had been working on. Come check out some of the amazing creations these students have come with! The name of the event is “The Youth are Revolting” and will be hosted by OASIS SKATEBOARD FACTORY POP-UP SHOP.

Join us this Friday, January 23rd 2015, at 7:00pm EST for this Toronto Offsite Design Festival (TODO) Event. The celebraton will run until 10:00pm EST.  The event is located at Anomaly, 46 Spadina Ave. Suite #200, Toronto, ON.

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Sculptraits took care of the 3D Scanning, utilizing their proprietary, state-of-the-art scanning technologies. Each student was given the opportunity to get scanned at Sculptraits Studios, and the 3D Scan data was then passed on to 3D designers for further processing and digital manipulation. Objex Unlimited then printed the manipulated designs on a Full-Colour Gypsem Printer. The end result is perfectly revolting… in the coolest way possible!

Various 3D Printed Bits - Skulls, Skateboards, & Discarded Textbooks

Various 3D Printed Bits – Skulls, Skateboards, & Discarded Textbooks

We don’t want to give away too much, so you’ll just have to come to the event to see the final product, and to congratulate these students for their hard work over the school semester!

About Oasis Skateboard Factory

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Since its opening three years ago, Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF), founded by teacher Craig Morrison, has attracted considerable media exposure and received a Ken Spencer Award from the Canadian Education Association (CEA) for its innovative program. OSF is one of three programs offered by Oasis Alternative Secondary School, one of 22 alternative secondary schools of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Students design, build and market skateboards, along with paraphernalia for the skateboard culture, and earn academic credit. Students may enrol for as many as three semesters.

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.

Sculptraits Studios to be featured on Daily Planet!

UPDATE December 11, 2014: Thank you for tuning in! Sculptraits Studios on Daily Planet was a HUGE success. For those who may have missed it, here is a sneak preview of the segment. Keep checking back, we will be posting a video of the full segment shortly, including the unveiling of the 3D Prints to Lucas. You won’t want to miss it!
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Tune in to Daily Planet on Wednesday, December 10th to see the unveiling of Sculptraits Studios, the state-of-the-art, professional 3D scanning studio located in Toronto. Join Daily Planet’s Tech Correspondent, Lucas Cochran, as he gets the full Sculptraits experience; this includes an extremely high-detail 3D Body Scan, 3D Design/Manipulation of the 3D Scan, and finishing up with a picture-perfect 3D Printed model. We hope you enjoy watching the segment as much as we enjoyed filming it!

 

Daily Planet airs on Discovery Channel Canada, Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. EST (Monday through Friday at 4 p.m. PST). For those who don’t know, Daily Planet is a television program on Discovery Channel Canada which features daily news, discussion and commentary on the scientific aspects of current events and discoveries.

 

As a sister company of Objex Unlimited, Sculptraits Studios encompasses all the facets that fall under high-end 3D capture services, utilizing our proprietary, cutting-edge 3D scanning technologies. Going above and beyond the trend of “3D Selfies,” Sculptraits Studios focuses on large-scale, highly-detailed, professional 3D Services. This includes 3D Scanning, 3D Design, and 3D Effects. The aim of Sculptraits is to empower people with opportunities to Capture, Create and Archive high-quality, timeless digital assets. Sculptraits is located at 321 Davenport Rd. in Toronto, and is now taking appointments.

 

Listen to Objex Unlimited President, Steve Cory, talk 3D Printing on “The Voice Of Entrepreneurs” Radio Show!

President and Founder of Objex Unlimited, Steve Cory, was recently featured on “The Voice of Entrepreneurship” Radio Show. Listen below to hear about, 3D Printing, Entrepreneurship, and the humble beginnings of Objex Unlimited.

Some other topics:

  • Where the world of 3D Printing is right now.
  • Some myths and misconceptions of 3D Printing.
  • 3D Scanning, 3D Design, and Rapid Prototyping services.
  • Entrepreneurship, staying focused and building a business.
  • The growth of Objex Unlimited as a 3D Printing Studio.
  • Prototypes, 3D art, Sculpted Portraits (Sculptraits), and even 3D printed pets!

Listen now!

About The Voice of Entrepreneurs:

“The Voice of Entrepreneurs is an entertaining weekly business, entrepreneurial, and educational program that takes you on an energizing and effective ride into the real and authentic challenges faced by all of us in business today. We interview business owners and experts, and tackle meaningful issues that will impact your bottom line.

Hosted by Mark Garrett, with his trademark enthusiasm and empathy for his clients, and Cathy Pettigrew, who brings a wealth of practical entrepreneurial experience “from the trenches” – and who is now intent on keeping Mark on his toes – you are in for an entertaining hour of information and learning!

The Voice of Entrepreneurs covers all elements of business, from sales and marketing to accounting, HR to legal issues, social media to risk mitigation. We explore the areas that are so important to every business – big and small – and stitch together unique ideas, and tried & tested best practices, into practical applications that will bring you success in your business.

Join Mark and Cathy each week, as they bring together a successful business owner and an industry expert to discuss specific business topics and deliver actionable results that you can implement immediately, to see results quickly.

Sit down, turn off your phone, grab your note pad and get ready; this is The Voice of Entrepreneurs, with Mark Garrett and Cathy Pettigrew.”

http://connectmeradio.com/show/voice-entrepreneurs/

The Brand New ProX 400 by 3D Systems

3D Systems Previews High-Capacity ProX 400 Direct Metal 3D Printer for Tool-Free Manufacturing

  • High-quality, fully dense metal parts for demanding high-capacity industrial applications
  • Manufactures the largest parts of any metal 3D printer
  • Modular design for production environments – parts are automatically finished while the next part is printing
  • Features 3DS’ class-leading accuracy and surface quality

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced it will offer a preview of its latest industrial Direct Metal Printing (DMP) system, the ProXTM 400, at EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. The ProX 400 gives aerospace and automotive companies, medical implant makers, tool & die makers and service bureaus the power to print high-quality, end-use metal parts faster and more economically than traditional processes allow. For parts up to 500 X 500 X 500 mm3, the ProX 400 produces strong, fully dense metals and exceptional surface finish, and it does so without the complexity of multi-step machining or the time and expense of tooling. The ProX 400 sets the standard for high-capacity metal 3D printing, producing precise parts in a multitude of alloys.

“Our direct metal 3D printers are known throughout the industry for precision and mechanical properties that rival precision machined parts from billet,” said Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3DS. “With the ProX 400 we’ve added best-in-class productivity to go along with the accuracy, surface finish and metal quality of our other direct metal printers. That’s a winning combination for everyone from engine builders to aircraft manufacturers, as well as service bureaus doing one-off specialty metal components.”

A breakthrough tool for a multitude of metals applications and project requirements, the ProX 400 is capable of printing in more than a dozen alloys, including stainless steel, aluminum, cobalt chrome, titanium and maraging steel. This material selection, along with the enlarged, 500 X 500 X 500 mm print volume, means the ProX 400 is ready for whatever you can throw at it. The ProX 400 also ramps up the speed of industrial-grade metal 3D printing with a two-laser system that increases throughput and a modular design that makes it easy to turnaround print jobs in a little as 15 minutes. This fast, high-volume metals manufacturing printer offers simple, automated post-processing and material recycling features for advanced productivity.

“Our Direct Metal Printers and the ProX 400 are redefining metal manufacturing and the products they go into,” said Reichental. “Aerospace companies can make lighter weight parts that are simpler, require fewer assembly steps and offer better reliability. Manufacturers can create geometrically complex parts that could never be cast or machined. Medical device makers can print bio-compatible, patient-specific surgical implants in a manner that is scalable and cost efficient. The ProX 400 is changing the metal manufacturing paradigm from A to Z.”

The ProX 400 will be previewed at EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany from November 25-28, 2014, at the Messe Frankfurt in booths D69 and F90 in hall 11. Commercial availability of the ProX 400 will be announced at a future date.

For more details on 3DS’ announcements at EuroMold 2014, please visit 3dsystems.com/resources/press-room/euromold-2014.  Also join 3D Systems’ President and CEO, Avi Reichental, for a broadcast of 3DS’ extensive showing at EuroMold starting on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EST by visiting 3dsystems.com/resources/press-room/euromold-2014 and clicking on the broadcast link.

About 3D Systems 

3D Systems is pioneering 3D printing for everyone. 3DS provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced custom parts. Its powerful digital thread empowers professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life in material choices including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading healthcare solutions include end-to-end simulation, training and integrated 3D planning and printing for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D design and inspection products embody the latest perceptual, capture and touch technology. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods with improved results and reduced time to outcomes. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, plan, guide, prototype or produce functional parts, devices and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future.

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 its 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.

3D Systems Announces Next Generation Design-to-Manufacturing Solutions to Showcase @ EuroMold 2014

  • ProXTM 400 Direct Metal Printing (DMP) features larger metal printing and automated finishing for factory production
  • ProXTM 500 Plus with expanded materials and higher productivity, powered by 3DS’ Selective-Laser-Sintering (SLS®)
  • ProXTM 800 delivers fab-grade productivity using 3DS’s Stereolithography (SLA®) technology
  • ProJet® 1200 with expanded set of materials for casting, modeling and prototyping
  • Additions to its design-to-manufacturing digital thread with cloud and desktop functionality and utility

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 17, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced the advancement of 3DPRINTING 2.0 with several next generation printers, advanced material options and additions to its design-to-manufacturing digital thread that will accelerate the ability to manufacture the future NOW.  The company will reveal these new solutions throughout the week and showcase its full power of 3DPRINTING 2.0 at EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany from November 25-28, 2014 at the Messe Frankfurt in booths D69 and F90 in hall 11.

“We are thrilled to unveil a new suite of products that will support the most demanding manufacturing applications, especially in activities such as aerospace, automotive, personalized healthcare and the production of high performance, end-use parts,” said Avi Reichental, President and Chief Executive Officer, 3DS. “Our 3D PRINTING 2.0 solutions unlock significantly faster product development cycles, seamless content-to-print digital workflows and truly unprecedented part performance, as we continue to lead the field of advanced manufacturing, from the engineer’s desktop to the factory floor.”

3DS plans to showcase its latest capabilities, including new products that build on its leading technology in Direct Metal Printing (DMP), Stereolithography (SLA®) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS®), together with new advanced materials that open entirely new applications. The company also plans to debut a new suite of 3D software and scanning solutions that substantially enhance its design-to-manufacturing digital thread, providing users with expanded capabilities and simple-to-use tools.

These next generation products and design-to-manufacturing solutions include:

Largest metal parts printing with factory production features – 3DS will preview the latest addition to its ProXTM Direct Metal Printing (DMP) line, the ProX 400, with the largest build size of any metal 3D printer and factory production features including automated finishing and a modular design. This printer will feature 3DS’ class-leading accuracy and surface quality, with high-quality, fully dense metal parts for demanding high-capacity industrial applications.

Next generation fab-grade Stereolithograhy (SLA®) – The ProX 800 builds on the accuracy, reliability and precision of 3DS’ industry-leading Stereolithography(SLA®) technology, with new features for greater production efficiency, including revolutionary print head and material management systems, space-saving footprint and easy-to-use operator controls. Its exceptional build volume and speed are ideal for automotive, aerospace, medical device manufacturing and 3D printing service bureaus.

Groundbreaking Selective Laser Sintering (SLS®) with an expanded material set – 3DS will preview the ProX 500 Plus, which builds on the ProX 500’s superior part quality, precision and durability with an expanded range of new materials, faster print speeds and a higher resolution setting. New glass-filled, aluminum-filled and nylon materials enhance the production application sets of this production workhorse.

New materials and applications in Micro-SLA printing – 3DS is announcing five new materials for its ProJet® 1200 Micro-SLA 3D printer that will expand applications for dental labs, jewelers, manufacturers, engineers and 3D artists. New FTX Cast and FTX Gold and FTX Silver give jewelers a complete digital prototyping and production workflow, and new FTX Gray and FTX Clear add to the complete portfolio of material options for small end-use parts and presentation models for engineers and figurines and design creation for 3D artists.

Advanced composites and flexible materials for MultiJet printing – New materials for the ProJet 5500X offer new levels of versatility for models, functional prototypes and end-use parts, with tough, functional-grade, flexible elastomers in black and translucent. Combining the new materials with the VisiJet® white and clear ABS-like plastic print materials, the ProJet 5500X can create up to 14 unique materials in a single print.

Scan-based design and inspection system for small, precise parts – The Capture® Mini is based on the previously released Capture system and designed specifically for small, precise parts scanning and inspection. Perfect for small mechanical parts, jewelry and dental models, the Capture Mini and Geomagic® software provide a complete digital thread for capture, creation, print and inspection workflows.

Empowering the design-to-manufacturing digital thread –3DS will showcase a cloud and desktop-based app that manages the design-to-manufacturing digital thread in a seamless user experience, whether at the print device level, or extending to the cloud for printing, collaboration and file sharing anywhere at any time, with easy access to 3DS’ on-demand parts service, Quickparts®.

3DMe® scanning and printing experience comes to the retail and event space – 3DS will showcase its 3DMe® Photobooth, a compact 3D scanning kiosk with an integrated 3DMe figurine app along with ecommerce and fulfillment.  With an easy, self-guided interface, instant face capture and small footprint, it’s perfect for retailers and event venues to bring the 3DMe experience to their space.

Join 3DS’ President and CEO, Avi Reichental, for a broadcast of 3DS’ extensive showing at EuroMold by visiting http://www.3dsystems.com/resources/press-room/euromold-2014 and clicking on the broadcast link starting at 10:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Find out more about EuroMold 2014 at www.euromold.com and learn about 3DS’ commitment to manufacturing the future at www.3dsystems.com.

About 3D Systems 

3D Systems is pioneering 3D printing for everyone. 3DS provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced custom parts. Its powerful digital thread empowers professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life in material choices including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading healthcare solutions include end-to-end simulation, training and integrated 3D planning and printing for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D design and inspection products embody the latest perceptual, capture and touch technology. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods with improved results and reduced time to outcomes. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, plan, guide, prototype or produce functional parts, devices and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future.

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 its 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.

The Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragon. Printed on ProJet 4500 by Objex Unlimited.

Bearded Dragon. Printed on ProJet 4500 by Objex Unlimited.

Design

This model was created completely from scratch by one of our Objex designers, Craig Reid. Using ZBrush and some reference photos, the lizard’s geometry was sculpted from a sphere using pulling and carving techniques, much like sculpting clay.

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Print

We chose to print this Bearded Dragon model on the 3D Systems ProJet® 4500, a type of ColorJet 3D printer. ColorJet Printing (CJP) involves two major components: core and binder. Core material is spread in thin layers over the build platform with a roller. After each layer of core material is spread, color binder is selectively jetted from inkjet print heads over the core layer, causing the core to solidify. The build platform lowers with each subsequentlayer of core and binder until the model is complete.

There are two major benefits to using the ProJet® 4500 for this particular print. First, the obvious advantage in printing in full-color. The ProJet 4500 utilizes up to a million colours, or the full CMY colour spectrum. All colour details are easily textured on, enabling complex, realistic patterns, only possible on a ColorJet Printer. Second, the durability of the plastic. This model has many fine details such as the thorns and scales. The plastic allows the fine details to remain intact coming out of the printer, whereas many of these details would likely break-off on other powder printers.

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We also printed him in red!

To learn how we can help you with your next project, don’t hesitate to request a quote. We’ll help make your ideas a reality.

 

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 fulfill your project needs within budget and on-time.

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Watch the “3D Printing Designs in Full Color” Webinar

Watch the “3D Printing Designs in Full Color” Webinar here: 


On Thursday April 24, 2014, Objex Unlimited and 3D Systems hosted the “3D Printing Designs in Full Color” live webcast, demonstrating the amazing full-color printing capabilities of the ProJet® x60 series and the ProJet® 4500 (the world’s first full-color plastic 3D Printer). The webinar demonstrated to users the amazing potential of 3D Systems’ new ColorJet Printing (CJP) technologies.

If you missed the webinar or would like to view it again, you can view a recording by clicking the “Watch Webcast Now” button above, or by clicking here.

Attendees of the webinar were given the chance to learn, interact and ask questions all about ColorJet Printing. Objex Unlimited took part in demonstrating how they integrate ColorJet Printing technology to help their clients acquire new and recurring business, speed-up product development, and significantly cut ongoing costs.

ColorJet Printing is the only 3D printing technology capable of printing solid, realistic plastic parts in up to 6 million colors for eye-popping, photorealistic models. ColorJet can speed up product development cycles, bring to life demonstration and concept models, and introduce new methods of model-making for architecture, entertainment, and medical field applications. In addition to producing models full-color, CJP is one of the fastest methods of 3D printing, at a speed of one vertical inch-per-hour, without compromising high-resolution, size or complexity.

The ProJet 4500 is the first ColorJet Printer to print in plastic, offering the additional benefits of increased durability and flexibility of models. Objects printed by the 4500 require minimal post processing to look great, and can survive fully submersed in water. A unique feature of the 4500 is the ability to easily map textures onto the models, which not only reduces the amount of work for designers, but allows for unique designs and color gradients on the surface of models.

Objex Unlimited provides 3D printing and scanning services for jewelry design and casting, geospatial prototyping, medical modeling, architectural models, and archaeological modeling, to name a few.

To recap, the webinar explored:

  • Latest developments in ColorJet 3D printing – now in durable plastic with the ProJet 4500
  • ProJet x60 series’ versatile range of full-color 3D printing applications
  • How physical color models help communicate designs more effectively


 

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