Zmorph launches i500 3D printer

The Polish company Zmorph has introduced a new 3D printer, the i500, aimed at the industrial market and able to run 24/7 with little maintenance. It’s suitable for low-volume production, custom tooling, and rapid prototyping.

Zmorph’s i500 is an FFF 3D printer designed for industrial users.

Zmorph started off by mostly aiming at the consumer market but refocussed its efforts on the industrial market last year with the Zmorph Fab and this latest printer builds further on this. 

As with all the Zmorph printers, the i500 uses the fused filament fabrication or FFF approach. It offers a fully enclosed build chamber, with a large volume of 500 x 460 x 300 mm. This can be heated to up to 130ºC and is said to distribute the heat evenly around the chamber for consistent parts with no variations from their position in the build chamber. 

It features a metal Dual Drive Dual Extruder that can handle temperatures up to 300ºC and allows two materials to be combined, such as ABS and HIPS or PLA and PVA. It has a Nozzle Lifting System for changing between toolhead. Zmorph says that it uses a Distributed Control System that makes servicing easier and faster as there is easy access to each subassembly.

It will take materials up to 1.75mm, including PLA, ABS, PET, Nylon, PVA, ASA, TPE, PC/ABS, HIPS, and the materials can be loaded automatically. Zmorph provides its own range of materials but the printer can also use third party filaments. It can print parts with walls up to 0.4mm thickness and with accuracy of +/- 0.2mm. 

It has a 7ins touch panel but much of the operation is automated. The machine sensors monitor the smooth flow of material and indicate any obstacles. It has an electric door lock to prevent unauthorised access during operation. There’s an Air Flow System with two filters to guard against fumes and particles from the printer, and a removable Wi-Fi module. It comes with Zmorph’s Voxilizer dedicated slicing software 

Marek Kłos, Vice-President at Zmorph, comments: “Zmorph has been present in the additive manufacturing market since 2013. We used this time to acquire experience and R&D proficiency to enter the professional market. Last year, despite Covid, we undertook full company rebranding and released a new all-in-one machine – Zmorph Fab. With the Zmorph i500, we are ready to compete with professional segment market leaders. Zmorph i500 is an easy to operate and maintain, modern, large-format 3D printer, that was designed to fulfill the needs of even the most demanding users from the industry. i500 was carefully developed with valuable feedback from our customers and distributor network.”

The Zmorph i500 High-Performance 3D Printer can be purchased from today for $7499 or €6399 and is available directly from the manufacturer or via the resellers network worldwide. You can find further details from zmorph3d.com.


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