Objet 3D Printer Class


7 Lessons

66 Enrolled


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The Objet Connex 500 is a polyjet 3D printer that works by spraying tiny droplets of liquid resin, which are rolled flat and cured with UV light. The Connex 500 prints at an extremely high resolution and can print in multiple materials at once, making it capable of creating much more accurate and complex parts than most other 3D printers on the market today.

For a deeper dive into the process of 3D printing from scans and 3D modeled parts check out the all the free Instructables 3D printing Classes.

Class Author:p9shopstaff

We are a multidisciplinary team of innovators, fabricators and industry leaders who partner with our shop users to facilitate their diverse projects in a collaborative and supportive learning environment using state-of-the-art machines and technologies. With backgrounds in architecture, engineering, fabrication, furniture making, art, design, and exhibit development, we’re passionate about educating and empowering our local and online communities with our extensive Machine Training Curriculum and technical expertise.


Lesson 1: Getting Started With the Objet Connex 500 3D Printer

An overview of the basic operations of the Objet, including safety, approved materials, and tips for successful use.

Lesson 2: Objet Materials

Learn the qualities of the different resins available for printing on the Objet and understand digital materials.

Lesson 3: Using Objet Studio

This lesson will show you how to prepare a 3D model for printing, and choose print settings using a program called Objet Studio.

Lesson 4: Sending a Job to the Printer

Initialize your print from Objet Studio, interface with the printer's internal computer, and learn how to schedule a print.

Lesson 5: Cleaning the Printer

To keep Objets printing successful accurate parts, it is essential to clean the print heads after every job.

Lesson 6: Cleaning a Part

Objet prints come off the machine with a support material. Learn the best methods for removing this material from your print.

Lesson 7: Operating the Object Connex 500

A recap of how to run the printer which can be used as a quick reference guide when printing. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.

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