RE: [rp-ml] objet

From: Gary Miller <>
Date: Thu Jun 05 2008 - 11:48:13 EEST

Here at IPF Ltd we have two Objet systems, an Eden 330 that was in initially a Quadra Tempo but was upgraded and we have just installed the Connex500 multi material printer, the first RP Bureau in the U.K to do so.

Our 330 system is best described as a reliable workhorse, we've had this system 4 or 5 years and have only ever suffered 2 breakdowns. Other small problems have been solved over the phone with an engineer or with a next day visit.

The Connex has, in truth, had some teething problems but these problems have been quickly rectified (within a week of the initial install). We have had some very good builds from the Connex mostly using Vero White and Tango Black. The only outstanding problem we suffer from is the inaccurate estimation of consumptions and build time, to a RP bureau this is information of great importance. Objet are aware and are working to a solution and once this new software is launched we'll be completely happy.

As for the clean up we also use a jet wash, it's not the same as Martin's I'm sure as it's more of a homemade effort but we don't suffer leaks and we're able to adjust the water pressure to enable a more delicate approach where needed. We then use a solution on the parts that loosens the support resin and then put the parts through the jet wash again.

We have other RP processes in house and I can say with full confidence that Objet Geometries give us great support, it's also the most reliable and best all-round technology we have.



Best Regards

Gary Miller
Head of Rapid Prototyping

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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Martin Breidt
Sent: 04 June 2008 22:54
Subject: Re: [rp-ml] objet

We use an Objet Eden 250 for almost two years now.
The build quality is great but we had severe problems getting large
print jobs done and wasted a lot of material in that process. After
several visits by the service technicians, we now finally have a
reliable system.
Also, make sure you get a good solution for removing the support
material. I feel we were ripped off by the waterjet system we got (not
produced by the same company but recommended) together with the printer.
It's pretty crude in terms of handling and water pressure control
(making it really hard to print delicate objects) and the quality is
rather poor (bent metal pieces, rust after a few months, water leaks).

Martin wrote on 04.06.2008 21:55:
> Does anyone run a objet. We are looking into new RP equip and the
> objet has been mentioned. I have looked at them online and was wondering
> what someone using them thought. Any comments?

Received on Thu Jun 05 09:57:37 2008

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