Objet Exhibits Multi-material 3D Printing Technology Including 3D Printed StreetScooter Dashboard at Industrie 2012

Demonstrating Objet's ABS-like Digital Material™ and Rapid Prototyping Solutions for Multiple Markets

Rheinmuenster, Germany, March 29, 2012 - Illustrating how 3D printing technology can be applied successfully in almost any field, Objet ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, exhibits at Industrie from 26-30th March 2012 on the stands of its two resellers in France, MG2 Systems (stand 5L58) and Rosilio (stand 5U75).

This year Industrie takes place in the heart of the leading French economic region, at Paris Nord Villepinte, and focuses on evolving industrial markets and the creative, innovative solutions required for companies to gain a competitive edge. Exhibitors will showcase pioneering technology across four key sectors: aerospace, energy, medical and automotive, all fields in which Objet 3D printing has been applied extensively.

Objet will demonstrate real 3D printing applications from a number of industries including a car dashboard, complete with display screens and other 3D printed parts. The 1.4 meter wide model was created for StreetScooter, a project to create an affordable and sustainable electric car with a collective of over 80 companies. Chosen for its robustness, parts of the dashboard were printed in the Objet ABS-like Digital Material whilst other Objet materials were used to simulate fine-details.

"Objet 3D printing technology gives designers and engineers the power to explore and innovate. Delivering true-to-life prototypes in a very short time helps companies to dramatically shorten product development cycles, saving costs and speeding up time to market," comments Eric Bredin, European Marketing Director for Objet Europe. "With a portfolio of nearly 70 materials of varying physical and mechanical properties, Objet has the most diverse range of 3D printing materials on the market; enabling our customers to produce the most exceptionally realistic prototypes for a vast range of applications."

Visitors to Industrie can see more 3D printed models from the world of film and television, medical devices, dental veneers, product design, sporting goods and much more. Additionally, the entry-level Objet Desktop 3D printer will run live on the MG2 stand (5L58), whilst the unique and widely acclaimed compact Objet260 Connex multi-material 3D printer will be demonstrated on the Rosilio stand (5U75). Demonstrating the advantages of multi-material 3D printing, the Objet260 Connex includes the range of nearly 70 materials and can print up to 14 materials in one build, with varying properties from rigid to rubber, opaque to transparent, to engineering plastics simulation.