Stratasys Objet Connex 260 Polyjet Printer, Stratasys Objet Eden 260 Polyjet Printer
Materials: Type: Proprietary acrylate based polymer. Rigid White & Flexible Translucent (which can be combined to achieve intermediate mechanical properties). Alternatively, Rigid Translucent/Clear (Clear achieved with polishing)
Properties: Variable mechanical properties but moderately low yield stress at highest stiffness. Behaves much like standard acrylic, unless blended with flexible material. Alternative materials can be rubber-like in mechanical properties, or clear/translucent.
Accuracy: Extremely high: 16/32 micron layer thickness, Overall 0.05mm to 0.15 mm accuracy (depending on geometry). Smallest free-standing feature approximately 0.25mm to 0.3mm Support Structures: Gel-Like secondary material (Removed with water jet).
Maximum Build Dimensions: 10.2×10.2×7.9 inches (260x260x200 mm)(Both Systems, single or multimaterial)
Build Time: Total: 30 minutes – 5+ Hours (dependent on geometry & size)
*Turnaround time is workload dependent. Expedited parts may come with an additional fee.
Cost: UC: (at cost) Standard Material (Rigid and Flexible): $5/10 grams of build material + $3/10 grams of support material + $3/hr of build time + setup and cleaning fee. Clear Material: $7/10 grams of build material + $4/10 grams of support material + $3/hr of build time + setup and cleaning fee. Outside UC: 32% Premium (above cost)
Pros: Extreme accuracy, Parts can be printed as functional assemblies, functional prototypes (or direct application in light-duty). Variable mechanical properties. Near limitless geometric configurations
Cons: Material (generally) not as strong as FDM, or SLA techniques. Cost is comparatively higher than FDM or SLA.