Objet, Computer Aided Technology’s 3D Printing Partner, Featured in Keynote Presentation at SolidWorks World

Buffalo Grove, IL – February 16, 2009 – The Objet Alaris30 got some unplanned attention Monday at SolidWorks World during Jeff Ray’s keynote presentation. Computer Aided Technology, Inc., top SolidWorks reseller, is the sole provider of the Objet 3D printing technology in the Midwest.

Ray told a story about a new start-up company whose goal is to make smaller and less expensive wind turbines for your home. The focus was on emerging green technologies and SolidWorks’ role in that. The model Ray showed for the wind turbine was an Objet prototype.

Objet’s unexpected participation in Ray’s keynote happened the night prior when the wind turbine sample was printed by the Objet machine on the show floor. The speed and accuracy of the Objet machine coupled with its ability to produce fine details such as the edges of the turbine made it the only viable choice to produce the model so quickly.

SolidWorks founder John Hirschtick recognized 3D Printing as an important up and coming technology, “My view is that if you haven’t seen 3D printing lately you haven’t seen it at all. You can model a full product these days,” he said. This bodes especially well for the Objet Alaris30 because of its precision, speed, and the strength of the material it uses.

Because the Objet 3D printing technology allows a user to produce a true to life prototype, it eliminates the old need for multiple traditional sample parts thus saving time, energy, and dollars. The Objet Alaris30 is a productive tool to have in both traditional and green design.

Objet’s Alaris30 3D printer has a build tray of 300 x 200 x 150mm, which allows it to print many parts simultaneously. It is also capable of 36 hours of unattended printing, and unlike many other 3D printers on the market today, the Alaris30’s accuracy, 0.1 - 0.2mm, allows it to produce true-to-life 3D models.

About CATI
Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI), www.cati.com, headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, provides the Midwest with nine full-service training facilities, supporting Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Kansas. CATI creates competitive advantage for manufacturing clients by leveraging an industry-experienced team and leading technology solutions. CATI is the Nation's original resource for SolidWorks and the Midwest's leading support and services team. CATI has two wholly-owned subsidiaries; www.inflow-tech.com and www.callsts.com serving customers world-wide. To see our company profile, visit http://www.cati.com/company_profile.htm.

About Objet Geometries
Objet Geometries Ltd., a pioneer in photopolymer jetting, develops, manufactures and globally markets ultra-thin-layer, high-resolution 3-Dimensional printing systems and materials that utilize PolyJet™ and PolyJet Matrix™ polymer jetting technologies to print ultra-thin layers.

The market-proven Eden™ line of 3-D Printing Systems and the Alaris30 3-D Printer are based on Objet’s patented office-friendly PolyJet Technology. Connex500™ is based on Objet’s PolyJet Matrix™ technology, which jets multiple model materials simultaneously and creates composite Digital Materials™ on the fly. All Objet systems use Objet's FullCure® materials to create accurate, clean, smooth and highly detailed 3-dimensional models. www.objet.com.

Contact:
Liz Humrickhouse, Marketing
888.308.2284 ext. 1203
www.cati.com
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