October 18, 2008
Objet Alaris 30 Desktop 3D Printer
3D printers have been around for quite some time, but they’re just now getting streamlined enough to fit in an office space. Objet gets us that one-step closer to getting the 3D printer on our desks. The Objet Alaris 30 is a compact desktop 3D printer, which uses a peripheral with PolyJet Photopolymer Jetting. This helps to produce 600 x 600 dpi objects up to 11.5 x 7.7 x 5.9 inches in size; this is a marked improvement over the 5-inch cube that was offered to us last year. The printer has the ability to manufacture small moving elements, which can be as thin as 0.0011 inches. The build tray is of a generous size, which meant hat small cans could be printed simultaneously.
Objet have said that the Alaris 30 Desktop 3D Printer offers 36 hours of unattended printing from your 3D CAD files. No word yet on the price or the expected availability of this printer.