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Objet Showcases Exquisite Examples of Professional 3D Printing Applications at the 3D Printshow

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RHEINMUENSTER, Germany, October 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Objet stand P19 Level 2, Porter Tun Room, The Brewery, London.

Seminar session: How 3D printing is used within their business by Legacy Effects' Jason Lopes Saturday, 20th October 15:00-16:00 and Sunday 21st October 11:00-12:00.

With a goal of extending the awareness of 3D printing, Objet Ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, exhibits some stunning examples of real-life professional 3D printing applications at the inaugural 3D Printshow today.

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Two pieces from Neri Oxman's 'Imaginary Beings: Mythologies of the Not Yet' series, recently exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in Paris,  take centre stage on the Objet stand (P19 Level 2, Porter Tun Room). Printed using Objet's unique Connex multi-material 3D printing technology, Oxman explains why the process was significant in the development of the pieces, "Objet 3D printing technology was extremely important in dreaming up this project. It wasn't about generating forms and then using 3D printing to print them. It was really about using multi-material technology as an opportunity to think about how to make these 'contraptions' or 'wearable myths' mythical, and how to actually make them work better as products or objects for the human body."

Legacy Effects' Jason Lopes, another Objet technology user, explains how 3D printing is used within the business in two seminars on Saturday 20th October 15:00-16:00 and Sunday 21st October 11:00-12:00. An award winning full service character design, make-up and animatronic studio, Legacy Effects' work can be seen feature films such as Avatar, Iron Man II, Shutter Island, Alice in Wonderland, and Thor and has been nominated for an Academy Award® for Iron Man. With Objet Eden and Objet Connex multi-material 3D printers, Lopes' team is able to react to short deadlines, cater for multiple projects and make changes and different versions easily with quick conversion from scan files: "The best thing about 3D printing for me and my team is that our customers and actors can interact and try out the fit of our concept designs. When we produce character suits, creature mock ups and make-up effects, the materials are so durable and workable they can really see how it's going to work out for them on set."

Designer Daniel Hilldrup will also feature Objet 3D printed work at the show. 'Flux', appearing in the 3D Printshow's art gallery, was produced on an Objet Connex multi-material 3D Printer.

Described by Hilldrup as "a statement on the transference of energy and its transition and total transformation from one physical state and form into another", Flux depicts black candle wax melting into the liquid base of a candelabra, captured, like a fossil, at a specific moment in time.

"We're delighted to count Objet among the exhibitors at the 3D Printshow," says Kerry Hogarth, founder of the 3D Printshow. "As a leading player in the 3D printing community, providing professional equipment for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, Objet makes an excellent addition to the show."

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About Objet

Objet Ltd. is a leading provider of high quality, cost effective inkjet-based 3D printing systems and materials. A global company, Objet has offices in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India.

Objet's 3D printing systems and 3D printing materials are ideal for any company involved in the manufacture or design of physical products using 3D software or other 3D content. Companies using Objet's solutions can be typically found in sectors such as consumer goods & electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive, education, dental, medical and medical devices, architecture, industrial machinery, footwear, sporting goods, toys and service bureaus.

Founded in 1998, the company has thousands of customers worldwide including a substantial share of the relevant Fortune 100 and Fortune 500. Its award-winning technology (13 awards in 8 years) is based upon over 110 patents and patent pending inventions.

Objet's advanced 3D printing systems and range of over 100 materials enable professionals to build prototypes that accurately simulate the true look, feel and function of an end-product, even complex, assembled goods. The Objet Connex™ line of multi-material 3D printers features the world's only technology to simultaneously jet 2 materials. With this, users can print many different materials into a single part and print various mixed parts on the same build tray. Users can also create advanced composite materials, or Digital Materials™ featuring unique mechanical and thermal properties. Objet's range of over 100 3D printing materials simulate properties ranging from rigid to rubber-like, transparent to opaque and standard to ABS-grade engineering plastics, with a large number of in-between shore grades and shades.

Objet's 3D printers are available in a range of form-factors, from cost-effective desktop 3D printers ideal for entry-level professionals all the way to industrial-scale multi-material machines for front-line designers and top manufacturers. Objet's 3D printers feature the industry's highest-resolution 3D printing quality, based on 16-micron (0.0006 in.) super-thin layering, wide material versatility, office friendliness and ease of operation.

For more information, visit us at http://www.objet.com, and for more about 3D printing industry-related news, business issues and trends, read the Objet blog.

© 2012 Objet, Objet24, Objet30, Objet Studio, Quadra, QuadraTempo, FullCure, SHR, Eden, Eden250, Eden260, Eden260V, Eden330, Eden350, Eden350V, Eden500V, Job Manager, CADMatrix, Connex, Connex260, Connex350, Connex500, Alaris, Alaris30, PolyLog, TangoBlack, TangoGray, TangoPlus, TangoBlackPlus, VeroBlue, VeroBlack, VeroClear, VeroDent, VeroGray, VeroWhite, VeroWhitePlus, Durus, Digital Materials, PolyJet, PolyJet Matrix, ABS-like and ObjetGreen are trademarks or registered trademarks of Objet Ltd. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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