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The Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragon. Printed on ProJet 4500 by Objex Unlimited.

Bearded Dragon. Printed on ProJet 4500 by Objex Unlimited.


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.

Bearded Dragon 2 - Objex Unlimited


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.

Red Bearded Dragon - Objex Unlimited

We also printed him in red!

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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 fulfill your project needs within budget and on-time.


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