Recently, 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax and the British company AM Centre of Intelligence (AM-COE), specializing in the production of advanced resins, agreed to collaborate. Their goal: to develop a 3D printer for advanced ceramic plastics.
Zortrax brings its expertise in developing high-quality 3D printers, automated post-processing equipment and a wide range of resins, while AM-COE contributes its expertise in manufacturing specialty resins.
“The cooperation between Zortrax and AM-COE will allow us to develop an optimal solution for printing demanding ceramic resins. I am convinced that Zortrax engineers’ experience and skills in the development of resin 3D printers, peripheral devices, and printing software, combined with the relevant background of AM-COE, specializing in the production of ceramic resins, will lead to the release of a modern printer, tailored to the needs and requirements of both businesses and individual users producing ceramic parts”, underlines Mariusz Babula, CEO at Zortrax.
Zortrax’s research and development team has many years of experience in resin 3D printing. Last year, they unveiled a new resin printing system, the “Zortrax Powerful Trio,” including automated resin post-processing equipment. The experience gained is invaluable in working with AM-COE to develop a specialty printer for ceramic resins.
“AM-COE is the biggest research and manufacturing centre on vat-photopolymerization of ceramic parts and components for aerospace, electronics, chemical, automotive, and other industries. In our strive for offering a mass manufacturing solution for 3D printed ceramics, we’ve partnered up with Zortrax to develop a versatile, fast, effective, and affordable ceramic 3D printer, like no other. This excellent machine is an open-source solution with free software that assists researchers to develop material and ceramic printing processes, as well as manufacturers who are after a low-maintenance and easy-to-run ceramic printer for mass manufacturing”, says Ehsan Sabet, CEO at AM-COE.
Zortrax will be responsible for manufacturing the printers and implementing the special Z-SUITE software. AM-COE will provide sales of the new printer and consulting services for ceramic resin printing.