Objet to Unveil New Advanced 3D Printing Materials for UK at PDM 2011

By Objet Geometries Ltd., PRNE
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Now Available: ABS-like Material for Simulating Engineering Plastics, Clear Transparent Material and Rigid White Material for All-Round Application Use

RHEINMUENSTER, Germany, May 18, 2011 - Objet Geometries Ltd., (www.objet.com/) the innovation leader in
3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, is presenting
the latest additions to its portfolio of prototyping materials, on stand 54
at PDM.

The new materials, commercially available as of April 13 this year,
include an ABS-like Digital Material (Objet RGD5160-DM), a new clear
transparent material (Objet VeroClear), and a rigid, general purpose
material, Objet VeroWhitePlus, ideal for fit, form and function testing for a
wide range of industries.

"As the leading plastics event in the UK, we expect to receive a lot of
interest in the ABS-like material at PDM today," comments Chris Baker, Objet
Geometries UK sales manager. "For manufacturers and engineers looking to
simulate ABS-grade engineering plastics this latest advanced material from
Objet is a significant leap forward. The price performance ratio of ABS-grade
engineering plastics makes them very valuable in manufacturing. The Objet
ABS-like is a photopolymer material that is tough and resistant to high
temperatures. It enables manufacturers to employ the high accuracy and
resolution of inkjet 3D printing for fit and form testing, and also simulate
engineering plastics for functional testing. The ABS-like material is
excellent for simulating snap-fit parts, durable and movable parts, and
products requiring drop-testing."

Objet's ABS-like Digital Material (
www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials/Overview/ABS-like/ ) (RGD5160-DM)
has a high temperature resistance of 65degreesC straight from the printer
(90degreesC with post-thermal treatment) and a high toughness of 65-80J/m
that, according to Baker "is well suited to simulate end products made of
ABS." The ABS-like material's unique properties are made possible by Objet's
simultaneous multi-material jetting technology that's available on the
company's Objet Connex family of 3D printers. (
www.objet.com/3D-Printer/Objet_Connex_Family/) The system allows users
to create special composite Digital Materials(TM) (
www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials/Overview/Digital_Materials/) - of
which the new ABS-like Digital Material is just one out of 51. The system can
also print a total of 65 different materials including up to 14 different
materials in a single printed part. The Objet Connex350 and Objet Connex500
will be showcased at the show.

The Objet clear transparent (
www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials/Overview/Transparent/) material
(Objet VeroClear) provides clear optical and visual transparency combined
with great dimensional stability. It enables designers to simulate PMMA in
glass-like applications such as lighting cases, lenses and cosmetics
containers. The Objet VeroWhitePlus (
www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials/Overview/Rigid_Opaque/) is an
all-round general purpose material and is ideal for fit and form testing for
a wide range of industries and for validating model design.

Also featuring at the show will be the Objet30 Desktop 3D printer.
Designed for the office environment, the Objet30 provides exceptional ease of
use, accuracy, affordability and uses a range of 5 printing materials - with
various physical and mechanical properties.

Objet is also presenting at the co-located Product Design + Innovation
conference (conference.pdesigni.com/pdi2011/programme) on Thursday
19th May. Under the theme 'Objet: From Design to Reality' Zehavit Reisin,
Objet's Head of Consumables Line of Business, will discuss how the
versatility of Objet materials support the creative design process.

See Objet at PDM from 18th - 19th May at the ExCel London, stand 54.

DISCLAIMER: Objet Geometries Ltd. ("Objet") does not guarantee the final
release and availability of materials, products and/or features referred to
herein. Materials will be released subject to Objet's sole discretion. Not
all released materials are currently available for all platforms/systems.
Objet will update its website further to releases become available and/or
compatible with specific platforms/systems.

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 and Objet30 desktop 3D 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,
and for more about 3D printing industry-related news, business issues and
trends, read the Objet blog. (blog.objet.com/)

(c) 2011 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 Media Contacts

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    UK Bespoke
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    E-mail. claire@bespoke.co.uk

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    Objet Geometries
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    Email. arita@objet.com

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