Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has just released their Zortrax Inventure, a compact and precise 3D printer.
Zortrax made news last year by landing an order from tech giants Dell for 5,000 of their 3D printers and their first printer debuted on Kickstarter. That launch generated $180,000 in backing for the $1,900 3D printer, and Karolina Bołądź, Rafał Tomasiak, and Tomasz Drosio of Zortrax have kept the ball rolling from there with the development of the Inventure.
This Zortrax 3D printer, like the others in the line, features an integrated environment for 3D printing which includes filaments and materials and the company’s copyrighted software.
Zortrax solutions have taken home the Design Alive Award for best strategist and for the Zortrax M200, won 3D Hubs Best Plug & Play Device last year and the Best Desktop Device Worldwide Award.
The company says this latest machine features capabilities found in the highest-quality 3D printers such as soluble support to allow users to print complicated objects and movable models. Their software means models printed on them don’t require manual processing and the support material is removed using a special solution which dissolves any unnecessary sections within a few hours.
The Inventure also features a fixed printing temperature within a heated chamber, and they say that guarantees high dimensional precision of completed models. The closed-case system boasts a HEPA filter to ensures safe operation as double printheads provide simultaneous printing of basic and support materials.
A cartridge-based material delivery system makes for easy removal or replacement of printing materials, while an embedded display with a notification system means a user can control the printing process start to finish.
A build volume of 130 x 130 x 130 mm allows users to print typical 3D models without the need to divide them into parts.
“Inventure stands out thanks to its price/quality ratio and its ease of use,” says Tomasiak, the CEO of Zortrax and one of the printer’s designers. “It’s our hope that Inventure’s plug and print ability will allow more professionals to access and regularly use 3D print technology. 3D print technology can be used wherever fast prototyping or production of a small number of copies of a given object is required. The most common users of 3D printers are engineers, designers and architects, but the list of users has been constantly expanding. We receive more and more inquiries from educational institutions as well as the medical and automotive industries.”
He adds that the company has also developed a new printing material, Z-ULTRAT Plus, and that it was made with various enhancements to complement the new Inventure printers.
It’s a thermoplastic which Tomasiak says is particularly resistant to damage and can be used for both industrial prototyping and printing final objects.
The package includes useful tools, a cartridge of Z-ULTRAT Plus and support material as well as instructions for downloading Z-SUITE software.
The Zortrax Inventure will be available in the US later this year.
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