Zortrax Announced New Printers


#101

You can stop a print on the M200 by pushing the knob for 10 seconds. The printer will pause and then you can choose to abort the print in the menu.


#102

- the capability of stopping a print when the result is bad : actually no option in the menu, you have to cut off the printer and manipulate manually the plateform

 

You can stop a print on the M200 by pressing and holding the button for 10 seconds. This is a long time and many users have asked that this be shortened in the next firmware. After holding for 10 seconds you are given some choices for changing filament or aborting the print process.

You can also move the platform in Z axis via the "Maintenance" menu, but only in small increments. Some users have asked for this to be changed to "Move Up/Down As Long As I Hold the Button" in the next firmware.


#103

thanks Julia and Andre for this solution to stop the print which was unknow on my side :)


#104

The new Zortrax "Inventure" will come out in fall 2015 .... are we not in summer now ?  :)

I'm really impatient to know more about this new 3D printer. I just hope it's not gonna be in winter 2015.


#105

Don’t worry, I’m sure it won’t be winter 2015; spring 2016 is MUCH more likely. :stuck_out_tongue:


#106

Found a pic of Mojo killer:

zortrax.jpg

http://www.komputerwfirmie.org/informacje/maszyneria/pelny/9653/polska-drukarka-3d


#107

Don't worry, I'm sure it won't be winter 2015; spring 2016 is MUCH more likely. :P

We're planning to launch the premiere of the Inventure in fall 2015.


#108

Just a heads up!  

Zortrax has teamed up with 3D Proshare to bring you a new dedicated Channel of Distribution, Customer Support, and Services that can all be found here in the States. We have an outstanding Team of Resellers that have everything they need provided to them to offer you the best experience with your Zortrax purchases.

The Inventure will go live for Pre-Orders this weekend through the United States Resellers that are participating in the USA Distribution Channel. 

  • Pricing will be at $2399.00 and shipping in most cases will be free, ETA is the first week of February.
  • All printers purchased through the Distribution Channel will carry a "One Year Full Coverage Manufacturers Warranty" provided by the Reseller and backed by the Distributor.
  • All Customer Support and Services will be offered by Phone, Email, and Chat options that will be provided here in the States.

( we will be launching a new "USA Resellers Tab" on 3dproshare.com this weekend that will let you know all Resellers qualified to offer you these services through the dedicated channel ) 


#109

Just a heads up!  

Zortrax has teamed up with 3D Proshare to bring you a new dedicated Channel of Distribution, Customer Support, and Services that can all be found here in the States. We have an outstanding Team of Resellers that have everything they need provided to them to offer you the best experience with your Zortrax purchases.

The Inventure will go live for Pre-Orders this weekend through the United States Resellers that are participating in the USA Distribution Channel. 

  • Pricing will be at $2399.00 and shipping in most cases will be free, ETA is the first week of February.
  • All printers purchased through the Distribution Channel will carry a "One Year Full Coverage Manufacturers Warranty" provided by the Reseller and backed by the Distributor.
  • All Customer Support and Services will be offered by Phone, Email, and Chat options that will be provided here in the States.

( we will be launching a new "USA Resellers Tab" on 3dproshare.com this weekend that will let you know all Resellers qualified to offer you these services through the dedicated channel ) 

So how about filament pricing? Kind of hard to pre-order something when you only know half of the important cost factors.


#110

And there are two different prices on the site Zortrax: € 2,212.77 and € 2,279.20 :blink: !


#111

Finally prices of filament and spare parts are known.

https://store.zortrax.com/zortrax-materials

https://store.zortrax.com/zortrax-parts-and-accessories#tab-0


#112

Let's just hope that they don't dig their own grave there. I think a slightly larger dual extruder version would have gone like hot cakes, but I'm not so sure the target audience for the Inventure really exists.

At least the typical m200 owner could be scared away by less build space, less resolution, less material choices and dramatically increased costs.


#113

WOW ! over 100 € for a spool of z-support ... holy cow  :mellow:

Finally prices of filament and spare parts are known.

https://store.zortrax.com/zortrax-materials

https://store.zortrax.com/zortrax-parts-and-accessories#tab-0


#114

And that's not a lot of support material. Shipping weight is 350g. So how much actual material can be in there taking into account the cartridge and packaging?

Note that a spool of Z-ABS has a shipping weight of 1.1kg and that' s 800g of filament. So even 300g net weight sounds pretty optimistic in case of Z-Support.

Besides, you need an activator (to dissolve the support) which isn’t cheap either:

https://store.zortrax.com/zortrax-parts-and-accessories/zortrax-inventure-dss-activator


#115

I think for most models, you'll use a lot less support material than the build material. So the spool cost is high, the per print cost might be much lower.  It is still expensive per kg though, in stratasys territory I believe (but everything else with the system seems to be cheaper)


#116

Well, I dunno. Generally the idea of dissolvable support is to use much more support than you'd use with break-away support.

Look at the architectural example on the official Inventure page. That’s quite a lot of support.


#117

it made me sad seeing how expensive the materials cost for the inventure. it made it less appealing for a poor hobbyist like me...


#118

Well, I dunno. Generally the idea of dissolvable support is to use much more support than you'd use with break-away support.

Look at the architectural example on the official Inventure page. That’s quite a lot of support.

You are definitely right that there will be situation where a lot of support material will be needed. The example you gave is probably near the worst case, a bunch of plane horizontal planes (thin mesh might be worse)..

Most models would using a lot less I think.

For example this shuttle uAvEFQs.png?1  uses about 33% support material when set to 50 degree angle (inventure default)

This hulk base W3FI4Ca.png uses about 15% support

Many other models would need far far less support than those, but would still be problematic on the m200.


#119

Is it me or is it just not making any support on either of those models? I do not think the shuttle would be able to print without support, but you know I could be wrong..... but i'm not.


#120

Is it me or is it just not making any support on either of those models? I do not think the shuttle would be able to print without support, but you know I could be wrong..... but i'm not.

Sorry for not being clear. The pictures are just for model/orientation reference; the supports aren't shown.  To get the support material, I did one run at 0 degree support, and another at 50 degree support.

Also I ran another one, long rectangle brick, oriented 45 degrees into the air. That did take a lot of support material, more than the model itself.