The honour signifies that the printers were among the finalists for the first annual MEDIUM Award from Material ConneXion, the world’s leading global materials consultancy and library of innovative and sustainable materials.

The MEDIUM Award aims to recognise materials and processes that demonstrate outstanding innovation and the potential to make a significant contribution to the advancement of design, industry, society and economy. Selected from technologies juried into the Material ConneXion library within the past year, the award leverages the company’s unparalleled insight into the materials, processes and emerging technologies that are having the greatest impact on design worldwide.

“We are extremely proud to be counted among the finalists for this significant and relevant honour,” said David Reis, CEO of Objet Geometries. “It’s gratifying to see that our Connex systems continue to receive recognition for their outstanding contributions to 3D printing and the design industry at large.”

Breakthrough 3D printing technology

Objet’s Connex500 and Connex350 represent a breakthrough in 3D printing, offering product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process for the first time. The systems’ patented PolyJet Matrix Technology jets materials in ultra-thin layers, immediately curing each layer with UV light, a process which yields models that closely emulate the look, feel and function of an exceptionally wide variety of end products. In addition, the systems allow users to create composite materials that have pre-set combinations of mechanical properties, truly a breakthrough for the industry.

Objet Geometries Ltd., a pioneer in photopolymer jetting, develops, manufactures and globally markets ultra-thin-layer, high-resolution three-dimensional printing systems and materials that utilise PolyJet and PolyJet Matrix polymer jetting technologies to print ultra-thin layers. Founded in 1998, Objet serves its growing worldwide customer base through offices in the US, Mexico, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong, and a global network of distribution partners. Objet owns more than 50 patents and patent pending inventions.