3D Printing, PolyJet Technology

Benefit from Soluble Support with the Objet Eden260VS

By Samantha Bild on May 19, 2015

Eden-260-VSThe first time I was wowed by 3D printing technology was with the Objet Eden260V at the University of Florida. And yes, the first PolyJet print I ever witnessed was a semi-transparent Yoda head. The detail was remarkable, especially when comparing it to the ZCorp powder prints that I was used to. Recently, this printer received a significant upgrade to match the new material and support options offered by Stratasys. Read our blog to learn more!

What you need to know about the Objet Eden260VS

The Objet Eden260VS is a perfect printer to prototype with incredible detail and precision. As with other Stratasys printers that utilize PolyJet technology, the Eden260VS renders smooth surfaces and thin walls, supporting even the most complex geometries.

Many customers worry that their prototype is too delicate for 3D printing. Most of this comes from concerns when witnessing hobbyist printers in the media that print simple toy figurines. The Eden 260VS is the first PolyJet 3D printer from Stratasys with a soluble support option (SUP707) to reduce time and effort spent on post processing parts. Soluble support allows you to clean internal voids and fine features that water-jetting has the capability to miss or damage.

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Architectural model printed in VeroBlue. Soluble support material makes it easy to remove support from hard to reach cavities. 

Material Capabilities Include:

  • Vero Family (Rigid Opaque)
  • RGD720 (Transparent)
  • VeroClear (Transparent)
  • Durus White (Simulated Polypropylene)
  • Endur (Simulated Polypropylene)
  • Tango Family (Rubber-Like)
  • High Temperature

Note: Only VeroGray, VeroBlue, VeroWhitePlus, and VeroClear are compatible with SUP707. This allows you to switch between soluble and water jet modes to balance low-cost automation with hands-on support removal.

Applications

The Objet Eden260VS is suited for several applications including concept modeling, ergonomic studies, fit and function testing, soft touch parts, blow molding, thermoforming and finishing.

The exceptional surface finish brings concept models to life. ModernTech has witnessed great applications with soft-touch parts. The rubber-like material gives parts a closer look and feel to end-use parts such as shoe tread, gaskets, and over-the-ear headphones.

Read this case study on Bondy Fiesta, a toy manufacturer that utilized the Objet Eden 260V to reduce design errors by 80%, reducing mold production costs significantly.

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For more information on this or other Stratasys 3D printers, contact us today!