Zortrax Launches Metal Printing for Desktop M300 Dual

Zortrax M300 Dual is compatible with an exceptionally broad selection of materials starting from basic, economical filaments and flexible materials, through engineering classics like Nylon, to highly specialized, carbon- and glass- reinforced polymers for advanced technical applications.

Zortrax is introducing metal 3D printing option for a desktop M300 Dual 3D printer. This industrial-grade large workspace machine, working in both single- and dual-extrusion modes is a yet another product, after the industrial Endureal, which gains this feature. Zortrax M300 Dual is compatible with an exceptionally broad selection of materials starting from basic, economical filaments and flexible materials, through engineering classics like Nylon, to highly specialized, carbon- and glass- reinforced polymers for advanced technical applications. This wide range is now expanded even more with two kits: Zortrax Full Metal Package 316L and Zortrax Full Metal Package 17-4 PH. Both sets contain all the essentials to desktop metal 3D printing, including metal-polymer filaments by BASF Forward AM: BASF Ultrafuse® 316L and BASF Ultrafuse® 17-4.


Zortrax M300 Dual is a versatile desktop 3D printer which supports a variety of filaments starting from standard ABS or PLA-based materials, and flexible filaments, through advanced composites reinforced with either glass or carbon fiber like BASF Ultrafuse® PPGF 30 or BASF Ultrafuse® PAHT CF15 to engineering classics like Nylon or Nylon-based materials. The printing profiles available in Z-SUITE software for the M300 Dual include filaments made by market-leading brands like BASF Forward AM, Nanovia, KIMYA or 3DxTech. This means that Zortrax M300 Dual 3D printer can work with nearly all filaments imaginable and deals with a vast majority of applications in most industries.

"Zortrax M300 Dual is a truly universal machine, which combines a large workspace, single- and dual-extrusion modes, intuitive interface, and a very wide range of ready-to-use, calibrated material profiles. We're now adding an option of metal 3D printing to this desktop printer with two comprehensive sets: Zortrax Full Metal Package 316L and Zortrax Full Metal Package 17-4 PH, encompassing everything that's necessary to start metal 3D printing and to ensure fully functional metal parts, which exhibit the properties of steel." says Michał Siemaszko, Head of Research and Development Department at Zortrax.

Zortrax Full Metal Package 316L and Zortrax Full Metal Package 17-4 PH, apart from a chosen top-quality metal-polymer filament, both include all the other components vital to successful metal 3D printing. In each package, the users will find: BASF Ultrafuse® Support Layer, a dedicated support material, ensuring the desired geometry of the printed parts during the 3D printing and post-processing stages, Magigoo® Pro Metal adhesive to provide reliable adhesion during printing and the easy removal of the printed part, an extra hotend module for Zortrax M300 Dual, an adapter with a PTFE tube, and a voucher for professional post-processing in Elnik company (BASF's trusted partner in Germany), where 3D prints undergo crucial sintering and debinding processes to achieve the properties of steel.

The introduction of the new metal printing option for M300 Dual is accompanied by several improvements to the Z-SUITE slicer in BETA version 3.2.0. The latest update makes our software even more aligned with the needs of the 3D printers' user base and the nature of the two-stage post-processing that turns "green" parts into steel. The most important features in this area include a new gyroid infill, the novel way support structures are 3D printed with BASF Ultrafuse® Support Layer, and the fact that the update brings lots of new materials and performance improvements for all Zortrax 3D printers.

"The latest version of Z-SUITE BETA features a set of improvements in printing with metallic powder filaments. A new gyroid infill enables printing metal models with 60% to 90% infill. Another change enhances the way in which support structures are printed with BASF Ultrafuse® Support Layer. Here, supports are divided into smaller blocks along all axes and narrowed down towards the bottom. All this makes supports placed in the areas that are difficult to reach easier to remove and reduces their footprint on the model." - summarizes Ewa Piórkowska, R&D Software Project Manager at Zortrax.


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About Zortrax

Zortrax is an established manufacturer of 3D printers for both desktop and industrial sectors. The products offered by the company operate in four technologies: LPD, LPD Plus, UV LCD and SVS. The brand has built a strong position on the market by offering comprehensive solutions for 3D printing, including: printing materials and peripherals as well as dedicated Z-SUITE software and Zortrax inCloud platform for remote management of the printing process and personnel. Zortrax machines are used by thousands of customers around the world in industries ranging from architecture, medicine, education, design, automotive, engineering, industry to aerospace. This has enabled the company to build a business on an international scale. The company achieves this goal by providing devices that are reliable and precise, adapted to work in harsh environments, meeting the most stringent standards, and at the same time, are intuitive and easy to use. The company manages to create such quality 3D printers by cooperating with three key sectors: education, medicine and space. Zortrax engineers developed the technology to print composite models from two PEEK blends in collaboration with the European Space Agency. Zortrax specialists in cooperation with ESA, have also developed 4D printing technology, where 3D models can change their geometry under the influence of external stimuli. Within the project, the first successful demonstrators with electrically activated movement were printed on Zortrax M300 Dual. Zortrax solutions are used by such giants as: NASA, Toyota and Bosch.

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