large PolyJet parts. On Monday, April 13, 2015, Stratasys announced the release of the new Objet 1000 Plus 3D Production System. This new unit features a large build tray of 1000 x 800 x 500 mm, the widest combination of PolyJet materials, and increased build speeds.
One of the truly unique features of this new 3D printer is the movement of the print head. Most other 3D printers of its kind will make a full pass when distributing material, much like a traditional laser ink jet printer; however, the Objet 1000 Plus will make a pass only as far as the part on the build tray before making another pass. In other words, it doesn’t waste time passing over empty space. Due to its increased efficiency, this process can dramatically speed up build times. It is this combination of size and speed that makes the Objet 1000 Plus ideal for large car parts, aerospace components, or build service companies.
Stratasys says this latest material system is aimed at manufacturers with prototyping needs and service bureaus producing large parts to help them cut back on the number of material changeovers.