Objet Geometries, Billerica, MA, has introduced the Connex500™ multi-material 3D printer based on the company's PolyJet Matrix™ technology, which provides simultaneous jetting of multiple model materials. The system, which was named NASA Tech Briefs' Product of the Month for January, enables the printing of parts and assemblies made of multiple materials in a single build, and fabricates Digital Materials™ on the fly, enabling the creation of composite materials that have preset combinations of mechanical properties. It produces prototypes of products that use over-molding in the manufacturing process, and fabricates translucent models that aid in medical applications by showing nerves, tumors, and other areas of interest.

For more information, see page 8 of the January issue of NTB, or click here .