Home 3D Printer Powerful trio: Zortrax unveils new 3D printing ecosystem at Formnext 2022

Powerful trio: Zortrax unveils new 3D printing ecosystem at Formnext 2022

Zortrax will be showcasing its new products at the prestigious Formnext 2022 international 3D printing exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, Hall 11.1 Stand C28, from 15 to 18 November 2022. The company will officially launch the Powerful Trio, a new resin 3D printing ecosystem, and new high-end photopolymers from global resin manufacturers, Henkel/Loctite and BASF Forward AM. Zortrax will also exhibit a brand new medical 3D printer and materials for metal 3D printing, which will soon be added to the company’s portfolio.

The company recently launched the Zortrax Powerful Trio, a comprehensive resin 3D printing and post-processing system consisting of the Zortrax Inkspire 2 UV LCD 3D Printer, Zortrax Cleaning Station and Zortrax Curing Station with a range of engineered resins from global manufacturers such as Henkel/Loctite and BASF Forward AM. Zortrax Powerful Trio has been thoroughly tested in a double validation process to guarantee that the properties of the models 3D printed and post-processed on the new Zortrax machines meet or exceed the specifications of the resin manufacturers and have been approved by both partners. Formnext 2022 is a great opportunity to experience the capabilities of the machines and high-quality materials live and learn more about their properties from representatives from Zortrax, Henkel/Loctite and BASF Forward AM, who will be present at Zortrax’s booth.

“Zortrax and BASF Forward AM worked together in the early stages of machine development, which allowed for a well-designed validation process and excellent matching of the resins to the Inkspire 2’s properties. The unique composition of the printer’s high-intensity UV light engine and the simple, automated and user-friendly cleaning and curing stations are a perfect match for the Ultracur3D resins, resulting in faster curing and finishing times,” says Dr Piotr A. Bazuła, Global Key Account and Business Development at BASF.

The range of BASF Ultracur3D resins calibrated on the Zortrax Inkspire 2 will expand significantly in the future. Zortrax is also cooperating with BASF on FDM materials, and our range will be expanded here as well. Visitors to Formnext will be the first to find out which new materials will soon be part of their range in both categories.

At Zortrax’s stand, all attendees will also have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with Henkel/Loctite’s professional Tough resins. Tough resins can withstand very high loads before they break, making them perfect for 3D printing mechanically strong, wear-resistant and load-bearing components.

“Zortrax is an excellent system for anyone who needs to consistently produce high quality parts. The combination of the Zortrax resin system with Loctite materials offers added value for designers, manufacturers, universities and many more,” emphasises Maarten Adolf, Senior Business Development Manager – 3D Printing Europe at Henkel AG & Co. KGaA.

The sub-framework is constantly developing its portfolio and at Formnext 2022 it will introduce new materials for Zortrax Endureal, the industrial LPD Plus 3D printer. A real first in their offering will be packages for metal 3D printing: Zortrax Full Metal Package 316L with BASF Ultrafuse 316L and Zortrax Full Metal Package 17-4 PH with BASF Ultrafuse 17-4 PH. Another advanced material that will be available on Endureal is Victrex AM 200 FIL (PAEK), which is designed for a variety of demanding applications due to its very high resistance to abrasion, heat and corrosion even when in contact with liquids or chemicals.

Another dual extrusion 3D printer, the Zortrax M300 Dual, will again receive new print profiles for external materials in the Z-SUITE. The range of filaments will be expanded with filaments from manufacturers such as Kimya, Nanovia and 3DxTech.

At Formnext 2022, the team will also showcase 4D models: the first successful demonstrators with electrically activated motion printed on the M300 Dual 3D printer as part of a contract with the European Space Agency. 4D printing technology means that 3D models can change their geometry under the influence of external stimuli (e.g. structures that fold when the ambient temperature drops below a certain value, or mechanisms where motion is electrically activated). In this joint project, the 4D printing function was achieved using the multi-material printing function that is currently being developed for the Z-SUITE software.

And last but not least, Zortrax has something for you if you can’t make it to the Formnext fairs. Here’s a hint for their 3D printer users and the solution they’ve been waiting for: a tool to convert .gcode files into .zcode and .zcodex2 formats is already available! From now on, all users of slicers other than Z-SUITE can get a .zcode or .zcodex2 file for 3D printing on a Zortrax LPD or LPD Plus machine in a few simple steps.

You can download the tool here.

Formnext 2022 attendees will also have the unique opportunity to learn more about Zortrax’s new comprehensive solution for medical industry customers. We have developed a brand new 3D printer and complementary software to bring a new quality to 3D printing for the medical sector.

Find out more about Zortrax at zortrax.com.

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