Objet to Demonstrate One-of-a-Kind, Multi-Material 3D Printing Applications at Rapid 2011

By Objet Geometries Ltd., PRNE
Sunday, May 22, 2011

BILLERICA, Massachusetts, May 23, 2011 -

- Dr. Mike North of North Design Labs to explain how Objet Connex
multi-material 3D printing used to design more comfortable medical braces for
treatment of children with clubfoot

- Objet Connex and Desktop 3D Printers along with new Objet ABS-like and
clear transparent materials available to view at booth 104

Objet Geometries Ltd., (www.objet.com/ ) the innovation leader in
3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, will be
showcasing its unique multi-material 3D printers at Rapid, North America's
definitive additive manufacturing event, in Minneapolis, from 23rd to the
26th of May, at booth 104. Objet's Connex multi-material 3D printers can
rapidly build prototypes from a range of 65 materials and can create a single
model with up to 14 individual material properties, enabling designers to
simulate the true visual and functional characteristics of complexly
assembled end-products.

As part of the Rapid event showcase, examples of Objet's multi-material
3D printed models developed by service bureau Vista Technologies
(www.vistatek.com/ ) will be shown in Vista's booth (#105), from
customers representing consumer electronics, consumer goods, medical device
and other industries. Dr. Mike North, President of North Design Labs,
(northdesignlabs.com/ ) LLC will also be giving a special presentation
explaining how Objet's multi-material 3D printing technology is producing
unique leg-brace prototypes (
www.objetblog.com/2011/04/07/bringing-innovation-to-medical-devices-the-objet-way/ )
made of both rigid and flexible elements within the same part,
for treating children suffering from clubfoot.

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According to Dr North, "The Objet Connex allows us to produce multiple
prototypes with different durometers, all in a single print run, to test
different designs and combinations of materials. Since our final products
will be made of both injected molded soft and hard materials, we needed to be
able to prototype complex geometries using various materials. Having access
to this type of advancement in prototyping capabilities was essential to our
innovation process, which ultimately led to a simplified, low-cost design
that simply couldn't be achieved with any technology other than Objet."

By being able to rapidly print multiple prototypes, each with slightly
different mechanical properties, North Design Labs are able not only to
create a lower cost and potentially more effective design, but also get the
brace into production much quicker: "The miraclefeet project is truly special
for me and my team, as it not only brings a much needed solution to children
with clubfoot, but also because the prototypes coming off Objet's Connex
unique multi-material 3D printer provided us immediate feedback on where our
design needed to go," added Dr. North.

"Until you actually see and hold an Objet 3D model printed in multiple
materials, it's almost impossible to appreciate how far inkjet 3D printing
has advanced," said Frank Marangell, President of Objet's U.S. Operations.
"We are talking about the only technology on the market that can simulate the
true look, feel and function of an assembled end-product. Our technology can
precisely replicate even different mechanical and textural properties within
a model, whether it's a leg brace with soft and hard elements, a mobile phone
with soft keys and transparent screen, or a rigid shoe sole with rubber
treads. I thank Dr. North for bringing this amazing story to the public and I
invite everyone at Rapid to see with their own eyes 'true product realism' in
action, and how this is solving real-business design issues and bringing
products to market faster for many of the world's leading companies."

Objet will also be showcasing its new Objet ABS-like Digital Material
(www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials/Overview/ABS-like/ )
(RDG5160-DM), able to simulate the high temperature resistance and toughness
of ABS-grade engineering plastics and Objet's transparent clear material
(www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials/Overview/Transparent/ ) (Objet
VeroClear), ideal for testing and visualizing see-through parts, liquid
flows, eye-wear, medical applications, lighting covers and cases and more.

Objet's entire product portfolio will be represented at the booth (#104),
including the Objet Connex350 multi-material 3D printer, (
www.objet.com/3D-Printer/Objet_Connex_Family/ ) Objet Eden260V
professional 3D printer (www.objet.com/3D-Printer/Objet_Eden_Family/ )
and Objet24 affordable desktop 3D printer. (
www.objet.com/3D-Printer/Objet_Desktop_Family/ ) Also on display will
be a range of Objet printed models and parts from various industries ranging
from consumer goods and electronics to medical devices and the automotive

About Objet Geometries

Objet Geometries Ltd., (www.objet.com/ ) the innovation leader in
3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, provides
3-dimensional printing systems that enable manufacturers and industrial
designers to reduce cost of product development and dramatically shorten
time-to-market of new products.

Objet's ultra-thin-layer, high-resolution 3-dimensional printing systems
and materials utilize PolyJet polymer jetting technology, to print ultra-thin
16-micron layers. The market-proven Objet Eden line of 3D Printing Systems
and the Objet24, Objet30, and Objet Alaris30 3D desktop printers are based on
Objet's patented office-friendly PolyJet Technology. The Objet Connex
multi-material family is based on Objet's PolyJet Matrix Technology, which
jets multiple model materials simultaneously and creates composite Digital
Materials on the fly. All Objet systems use Objet's FullCure(R) materials to
create accurate, clean, smooth, and highly detailed 3D parts.

Objet systems are in use by customers worldwide, including Fortune 100
companies, in multiple industries such as Dental, Medical, Medical Devices,
Education, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, toys, consumer goods, and
footwear industries.

Founded in 1998, Objet serves its growing global customer base through
offices in USA, Mexico, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong, and a global
network of distribution partners. Objet owns more than 50 patents and patent
pending inventions. For more information, visit us at www.objet.com.

(c) 2010 Objet, Quadra, QuadraTempo, PolyJet, FullCure, SHR, Eden,
Eden250, Eden260, Eden 260V, Eden330, Eden350, Eden350V, Eden500V, Job
Manager, Objet Studio, CADMatrix, Connex, Connex350, Connex500, Alaris,
Alaris30, PolyLog, TangoBlack, TangoGray, TangoPlus, TangoBlackPlus,
VeroBlue, VeroWhite, VeroBlack, VeroGray, Durus, Digital Materials, Polyjet
Matrix and ObjetGreen are trademarks or registered trademarks of Objet
Geometries Ltd. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other
trademarks belong to their respective owners.

    Objet USA Media Contacts

    Robyn Stein or Sharon Horowitz
    Tel. +1-212-220-4444
    Email. robyn.stein@gabbe.com / Sharon.horowitz@gabbe.com

    Objet Geometries
    Bruce Bradshaw
    Objet Geometries, Inc.
    Tel. +1-877-489-9449
    Email: bruce.bradshaw@objet.com


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