Stratasys and Adobe to broaden adoption of colour 3D printing

Stratasys has announced the release of Stratasys Creative Colours Software, powered by the Adobe 3D Colour Print Engine, for its Objet Connex3 3D Printing solutions. The software solution is said to combine advanced colour management with a direct design-to-3D print workflow. Stratasys and Adobe claim it is an important step to making 3D printing more accessible and easier to use while increasing creativity.

Stratasys Creative Colours Software features vibrant gradient colour palettes with expanded colour spectrums, improved textures and patterns support, as well as accurate, time-saving colour previews.

The software adds to the potential of the Objet Connex3 for producing models and parts with ultra-realistic results. By incorporating multiple gradient colours, patterns, and textures, combined with the 3D printer’s multi-material capabilities. A model produced on the Objet Connex3 is claimed to have the same look and feel as the final intended product, reducing product development times while increasing product quality. The inclusion of Stratasys Creative Colours currently makes the Objet Connex3 the only 3D printer series that benefits from Adobe Colour Management and experience.

Dan Yalon, EVP business development, strategy and vertical solutions at Stratasys, said: “Our relationship with Adobe not only continues to push the envelope of 3D printed realism, it also promotes our goal to make 3D printing more accessible, bringing enhanced colour solutions to new important communities, such as Adobe’s creative designers.”

Stratasys is also announcing a direct colour workflow from Photoshop CC to the Stratasys Direct Manufacturing parts-on-demand service. It enables users to send their colourful 3D files directly to Stratasys Direct Manufacturing from within Photoshop CC for Objet Connex3 3D printing. The experience is further enhanced with features such as direct quoting, validation and previewing.

Adil Munshi, VP and GM, print and publishing business unit at Adobe, said:“Adobe Photoshop CC users can now directly access Stratasys Objet Connex3 3D printers – whether locally or through Stratasys Direct Manufacturing - and produce their designs with gorgeous gradient colour and fine details.”

Stratasys Creative Colours is now bundled with all new Objet Connex3 3D Printers and can also be purchased for existing Objet Connex3 systems.