Zortrax to introduce Endureal 3D printer
By DE StaffAdditive Manufacturing
3D printer maker’s latest machine supports high performance polymers including PEEK thermoplastic.
Polish AM developer, Zortrax, unveiled its latest 3D printer, the Zortrax Endureal, which the company will be launched at the TCT Show 2019 in Birmingham this week. Available from early 2020, the Endureal combines high efficiency, print security and the features of the 3rd generation industrial printers with a large working field, the company says.
The 3D printer measures 30x40x30 cm with a 36-liter build volume and can print in dual and single extrusion mode. The machine’ build plate is made of ferritic stainless steel covered with PEI film, to ease part removal.
Its supported build materials include PEEK, wear resistant and biocompatible organic thermoplastic polymer, known for its strength-to-weight ratio and high radiation resistance. Filaments are stored in a closed temperature and humidity-controlled compartment. The thermally-shielded extruder compartment is kept at a constant temperature, avoiding interruptions in filament transmission.
The Zortrax Endureal also incorporates 17 built-in sensors, to detect jammed or depleted filament as well as maintain temperature and humidity, while a heat-resistant camera within the build compartment allows users to remotely monitor build progress via a live video feed. In the case of a power outage, the printer’s Blackout Response System uses energy stored in built-in capacitors to save the exact position of the printing head. Once the power is back on, printing can resume from the same spot.