Stratasys’ has a new $330,000 3D printer, but this one has the potential to do a whole lot more than monochrome figurines. In fact, the company says it’s the first machine able to create objects in colored, flexible materials.

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The Objet500 Connex3 3D printer uses rubber and plastic as base materials, although according to Stratasys material combinations will be able to offer different levels of rigidity, transparency and opacity.┬áColors, meanwhile, are produced by the same mix of cyan, magenta and yellow you’ll find on your inkjet printer at home — it even comes with six palettes of rubbery “tango” colors, if you’re perhaps looking to channel your ’90s tastes into some tasteful flexible booties, as seen above.

The Objet500 Connex3 launches today, although those flexible color printing materials won’t be available to buy until Q2 later this year, so hold on to those neo-boot dreams for now.

3D printer creates multicolored flexible materials Muzammil Hassan NewsTechnology
Stratasys' has a new $330,000 3D printer, but this one has the potential to do a whole lot more than monochrome figurines. In fact, the company says it's the first machine able to create objects in colored, flexible materials. The Objet500 Connex3 3D printer uses rubber and plastic as base...
Stratasys' has a new $330,000 3D printer, but this one has the potential to do a whole lot more than monochrome figurines. In fact, the company says it's the first machine able to create objects in colored, flexible materials. <a href="http://www.grasphub.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/3D-Printer_Boots.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2677" alt="3D Printer_Boots" src="http://www.grasphub.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/3D-Printer_Boots.jpg" width="630" height="380" /></a> The Objet500 Connex3 3D printer uses rubber and plastic as base materials, although according to Stratasys material combinations will be able to offer different levels of rigidity, transparency and opacity. Colors, meanwhile, are produced by the same mix of cyan, magenta and yellow you'll find on your inkjet printer at home -- it even comes with six palettes of rubbery "tango" colors, if you're perhaps looking to channel your '90s tastes into some tasteful flexible booties, as seen above. The Objet500 Connex3 launches today, although those flexible color printing materials won't be available to buy until Q2 later this year, so hold on to those neo-boot dreams for now.