The Pier 9 Workshop is excited to share our full roster of Machine Training Curriculum on Instructables. Each class was developed over 5 years of hands-on collaboration with industry experts. We hope the knowledge we've gathered here will help any level of user be successful in a workshop. Even if you are not an Instructables member, free PDF downloads of all our machine manuals are available here.
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.
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.
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Lesson 2: Objet Materials
Learn the qualities of the different resins available for printing on the Objet and understand digital materials.
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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.
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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.
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Lesson 5: Cleaning the Printer
To keep Objets printing successful accurate parts, it is essential to clean the print heads after every job.
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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.
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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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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!