[quote name=jayceekeys] 1) I know that the option of using Z-PLA is coming, but will this be on the existing perforated bed with a raft or will a flat alternative be used?
At the moment, I don’t know yet if we will use print without RAFT.
[quote name=jayceekeys] 2) How long do you think it will be before the PLA option becomes available?
Soon we introduce new materials Z-PCABS, Z-NYLON, Z-RUBBER and speciall strong Z-ABS. We focus on technical materials and PLA is not on this list. PLA has been moved to the end of the list of the materials.
[quote name=jayceekeys] 3) I have a specific type of file that I want to be able to print. They are the parts for a robot ! I have attached a link to three STL files showing the extremes - two which are fairly simple (but that have quite nice overhang) and one which is larger and more adventurous. Will the Zotrax be good with these sort of files? If anyone could even print off one of the small parts and post a photo, I would be REALLY grateful.
We just start print your parts. When it will be finish I’ll upload pictures.
[quote name=jayceekeys] 4) I understand that the software is custom designed specifically for the M200 printer and that this allows you to deliver a seamless plug and print solution. I realise that the software is still undergoing constant improvements to deliver the functionality that your brochures promise, but when do you think things like the auto-leveling etc will be done - i.e. a full issue rather than beta version? Is the printer capable of using e.g. g-code from any other software packages other than your own in the meantime if something can’t be done in your own software?
Auto-leveling is almost done, but we need time to test it perfectly. We have a lot of other works with production, materials R&D, software improvements etc.
I’m sure that our software even in BETA version is a thousand times better than other open source software. We have no plans to support g-code from other softwares to the time until I see better software than the Z-Suite So that’s why I don’t see any point to support other softwares. The Z-Suite was made specially for Zortrax M-200, and it is an integral part of Zortrax.
We have a fully control on the code, this allows us to introduce a number of improvements and new solutions.
[quote name=jayceekeys]5) The adverts state that the printer will be WIFI capable - how far off is this andI take it that it will just be a firmware update rather than needing any more hardware?
Wifi is almost done.
[quote name=jayceekeys]6) Are there plans to have any iOS apps etc and is the intention to follow what Maketrbot have opted for such as an add-on camera? It’s not a deal breaker for me - just out of interest - I would prefer a solid quality print that is repeatable and consistent anyday!
This option will be availabe in near future.
[quote name=jayceekeys]Currently I have a RepRapPro Mono Mendel and it is really struggling to produce parts that are stable (not drooping) and dimensionally accurate. It certainly looks like this is exactly what you are overcoming with the M200 printer and that it is going to be less experimenting with millions of variables and more actually just printing what I have asked for!
Our main goal is that after unpacking the Zortrax of the box, you can immediately print a variety of items that will be relevant dimensional parameters and quality. The printer is designed to print. Most printers require constant calibration, repairs, modifications, etc… Zortrax does not require this.