Objet Makes A Huge 3D Printed Wrench Just Because They Can

    December 6, 2012
    Zach Walton
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At Euromold, Objet revealed the Objet1000, it’s largest 3D printer yet. The printer has a build volume of 1,000mm, and is being touted as the next big thing for industries that create prototypes with 3D printers. In fact, you could create almost anything with it, but Objet is keeping it simple by making a giant wrench.

So, why a wrench? If you’ve been following Objet, the company created a wrench a little over a year ago to show how its Connex 3D printers can make complex tools in a single print run. Now the Objet1000 is here, and the tradition of creating wrenches must continue.

It may seem like a bit of a waste, but a wrench is kind of the perfect first run object to create. It shows that the Connex technology can still create complex objects with moving parts on a massive scale in just one print run. The only downside is that the wrench apparently took a few days to print. Larger objects will require even more time so fans of giant models will have to exhibit patience if they ever find themselves with the opportunity to work with one of Objet’s new behemoths.

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  • alex

    Interesting article and movie, but I was waiting to hear and didn’t:
    – What is the thing made out of? How strong is it?
    – Does it work – the presenter didn’t adjust the width?

    Is it usable or is just 3d brochure-ware?

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