The printers aim to help engineers quickly produce concept mock-ups, prototype products for functional testing or even low-volume production for applications like automotive, industrial and robotics.
RS Components is adding two printers from Zortrax to its existing portfolio of 3D printers. According to the company, the printers enable engineers to produce detailed, accurate, cost-effective and fast prototyping of their designs. This in turn facilitates a shorter development process and swift time to market, RS added.
The Zortrax M200 and M300 3D printers both employ single-extruder layer plastic deposition (LPD) printing technology. This enables the quality printing of detailed elements that duplicate models without any loss of the original appearance, as well as completing extensive print jobs with almost no maintenance, noted RS.
The M200 pack is a fully integrated plug-and-play system that includes the 3D printer, starter kit, dedicated software bundle Z-SUITE and compatible material.
Specifications of the M200 include:
- workspace dimensions of 200 x 200 x 180mm
- material diameter of 1.75mm and a nozzle diameter of 0.4mm
- 90µm to 400µm resolution
- wall thickness capability of 400µm (minimum) to 800µm (optimum)
- single printable point resolution of 400µm
Physical dimensions of the printer are 345 x 360 x 430mm without the material spool and 345 x 430 x 430mm with the spool. There are also a number of extra options available including the Hotend V2, perforated plate V2 and side covers, which keep a stable model temperature during the printing and cooling process to reduce the risk of warps and cracks.
Materials are available in a wide selection of professional grades, qualities and colours to suit different design requirements, and include Z-ABS, Z-ULTRAT, Z-HIPS and Z-PCABS. The Z-ULTRAT filament comes in pastel shades of yellow, pink, purple, blue and turquoise; Z-ABS in white and pure black; Z-PCABS is a polycarbonate ABS ivory filament; and Z-HIPS comes in black. The range also enables the selection of materials that offer high durability against mechanical stress or high resistance to temperatures or even chemicals.
The Zortrax M300 3D printer builds upon the capabilities of the M200. The printer is ideal for designs using the Z-HIPS material, and provides a spool preview to allow users to check the material usage and colour. The M300 pack comprises the printer, side covers, starter kit, key to Z-SUITE software and two spools of material.
Specifications of the M300 include:
- Larger workspace with dimensions of 300 x 300 x 300mm
- 140µm to 300µm resolution
- Wall thickness dimension of 800µm
- Single printable point resolution of 400µm
Compatible with stl, obj, dxf and 3mf file types, both machines support Mac OS X/Windows 7 and newer versions, and have access to a model library. Further accessories available for both machines include the Zortrax 40 x 40mm fan cooler and extruder cable with adaptor.