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Stratasys partners with Adobe to simplify design-to-3D print workflow

The new Stratasys Creative Colors Software, powered by the Adobe 3D Color Print Engine, helps Adobe Photoshop CC users directly access Stratasys Objet Connex3 3D printers

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3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys has released the Stratasys Creative Colors Software, powered by the Adobe 3D Color Print Engine, for its Objet Connex3 3D Printing solutions. The new software solution combines advanced color management with a direct design-to-3D print workflow, and is an important step in Stratasys and Adobe’s shared vision of making 3D printing more accessible and easier to use while increasing creativity.

According to Stratasys, the Creative Colors Software brings the power and freedom of 3D printing to more designers around the world. By forming a direct bridge between Adobe Photoshop CC and Objet Connex3, it enables designers to easily 3D print their imaginative creations without cumbersome 3D printing workflows. Stratasys Creative Colors empowers designers with an enhanced color experience, including vibrant gradient color palettes with expanded color spectrums, improved textures and patterns support, as well as accurate, time-saving color previews.

Furthermore, it unleashes the potential of the Objet Connex3 for producing models and parts with ultra-realistic results that have never been possible before. By incorporating multiple gradient colors, patterns, and textures, combined with the 3D printer’s multi-material capabilities, a model produced on the Objet Connex3 can have the same look and feel as the final intended product, vastly reducing product development times while increasing product quality.

The inclusion of Stratasys Creative Colors currently makes the Objet Connex3 the only 3D printer series that benefits from Adobe Color Management and experience.

“Partnering with Adobe, a world leader in creative software products, aligns with Stratasys’ vision to make the color 3D printing experience as simple, powerful and rewarding as possible. The integration of Objet Connex3 with Stratasys Creative Colors Software and the resulting explosion of color possibilities is an important milestone in fulfilling this vision,” said Dan Yalon, EVP Business Development, Strategy and Vertical Solutions, Stratasys. “Furthermore, 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 color solutions to new important communities, such as Adobe’s creative designers.”

Stratasys is also announcing a new direct color workflow from Photoshop CC to the Stratasys Direct Manufacturing parts-on-demand service. It enables users for the first time to send their colorful 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.

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

“Adobe Photoshop CC users can now directly access Stratasys Objet Connex3 3D printers – whether locally or through Stratasys Direct Manufacturing - and easily produce their designs with gorgeous gradient color and fine details.

The combination of Adobe’s unmatched color expertise with Stratasys’ multi-color, multi-material 3D printing is a true game-changer for the creative design industry,” said Adil Munshi, VP and GM, Print and Publishing Business Unit, Adobe.

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Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. 3D printing is considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling. Wikipedia

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