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Objet260 Connex 3D Printer from Objet Geometries Selected Editor's Pick of the Week by Desktop Engineering


Printer's ability to build a single 3D model made of up to 14 individual materials interests Editor at Large.

DUBLIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA - Desktop Engineering ( announces that the new Objet260 Connex multi-material 3D printer from Objet Geometries (Rehovot, Israel, and Billerica, MA) has been selected its Editor's Pick of the Week for July 13, 2011.

"The cool with the Object260 Connex comes down to this: You can print a single 3D model made of up to 14 individual materials, according to the company," says Anthony J. Lockwood, editor at large for Desktop Engineering. "The materials can have different textures and colors, and the materials can have different thermal, mechanical, and physical properties - say, flexible rubber, transparent, or ABS-like."

"The specs for the Objet260 Connex seem good too: 10- x 9.9- x 7.9-inch build size and layer sizes ranging from 16 to 30 microns," notes Lockwood. "The company says that typical accuracy for the Objet260 Connex ranges from 20-85um for rigid model features below 50mm up to 200um for full-size rigid models. And [the unit is] sized right to fit into your office next to the copier."

"Objet Geometries seems to be trying to take the use of color into a different plane by mating it with a broad selection of materials with all sorts of material qualities," says Lockwood.

Read the full Editor's Pick of the Week at "Print 3D Models with 14 Materials."

Desktop Engineering magazine, which is published monthly by Level 5 Communications, is an industryleading media brand covering hardware and software engineering solutions for the manufacturing, medical, automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, process, and other industries. Its readership of 60,000 is 100-percent involved in upfront design processes. Desktop Engineering's website,, is a valuable resource updated regularly with breaking news from the global engineering, design, and manufacturing industries.

"Desktop Engineering covers MCAD, simulation and analysis, reverse engineering, and rapid technologies for design engineers and engineering management," said Steve Robbins, executive editor. "We focus on computer technologies that enable 3D modeling and simulation."

"Each issue of DE offers news updates, hardware and software reviews, articles, and in-depth coverage of rapidly evolving industries," Robbins added. "DE delivers information that increases ROI and helps shorten time to market. Whether engineers are working on the latest aerospace project or an industrial designer is creating a new cell phone, DE provides solutions to their day-to-day challenges."

For more information about daily news updates, monthly updates from the magazine, and advertising opportunities, contact:

Desktop Engineering, Level 5 Communications Inc., 1283D Main St., Dublin, NH 03444; 603-563-1631, fax 603-563-8192, .

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