The world of 3D printing is based on the continual stretching of limits—and as soon as boundaries are put in place, someone comes and knocks them down with a new innovation or process that transforms beyond what we ever considered possible.
Part of the reason that the 3D printing industry offers such a constant and impressive array of new options to their users is that so many companies were created by makers themselves, and are comprised of teams who are not just empowering users but are actually inventors, hackers, and 3D printing enthusiasts embroiled in creating as well. This is definitely true at companies like ZMorph, as one of the last times we left off, they were busy examining ideas and working to make an awesome 3D printed neon sign for their headquarters with their Dual Pro Extruder.
One thing everybody recognizes as appealing and addicting about 3D printing, as well as necessary, is options. From hardware to software and materials, choices abound—but often users become overwhelmed as all the tools they need are scattered from one manufacturer to another.
This is where ZMorph stands out. While some users are limited to one tool and one material, delving in the world of this Polish manufacturer yields the exact opposite. We often hear that the sky is the limit, options are infinite, and there is a whole world open to users—if they are looking to ZMorph, that would certainly seem to be true.
At last count, we saw that they were offering a total of 12 toolheads for their 3D printer, making it a true mini-factory. Now, as if that weren’t enough, they have released the ZMorph CNC Milling Machine, which also offers 3D printing capabilities via toolheads for extruding, as well as laser engraving—with locking plastic covers to help with both debris and safety, ensuring no damage to anything or anyone.
Surely another machine that could keep you busy for a lifetime, the ZMorph team created it with their community of DIY makers and industry professionals who enjoy cutting, engraving and milling. This machine is meant to work with the following materials:
- PCB boards
- Carbon fiber
- Machining wax
With a working area of 250 x 235 x 85 mm and a strong and durable plywood table, users can look forward to a world of innovating that includes 2D prints and PCB prototypes, along with foldable objects, too. For 3D printing, the set includes the ZMorph 2.0 S Hybrid 3D Printer mounted with a CNC PRO Milling toolhead.
Retailing at €1,590 or $1,790 via ZMorph’s online store or licensed resellers, this machine is much less expensive than similar devices—not to mention the obvious bonus of the toolhead system, meaning you don’t have to go out and buy separate machines.
Shipping is available worldwide for this turn-key system, which includes an impressive 12-month warranty. Headquartered in Poland and founded by designer Przemek Jaworski, ZMorph also has offices in San Francisco, just opened last fall. This company just keeps on developing multi-faceted hardware, much to the delight of makers around the world, and they show no signs of slowing down any time soon.
For now, it would seem that everyone should be plenty busy exploring this latest offering, as well as the latest ZMorph 2.0 S Hybrid 3D Printer—one of the most advanced desktop rapid prototyping devices on the market with interchangeable toolheads enabling one and two material 3D printing, CNC milling and cutting, laser engraving and thick paste extruding. ZMorph is also offering its own desktop 3D scanner as well as free Voxelizer software. If you’d like to find out more about ZMorph, check out their case studies, which offer fascinating information about their users and products. Discuss in the ZMorph CNC Milling & 3D Printing forum over at 3DPB.com.