Award winning 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has launched the Inventure 3D printer. Zortrax made the announcement at it’s Zortrax Experience event, which took place this week in Olsztyn, Poland. The Inventure was first announced back in 2015, and is a dual nozzle 3D printer with a heated and closed build chamber.

Zortrax S.A. CEO Rafał Tomasiak explains, “We used the Zortrax Experience to present new products for all elements of our ecosystem.”

Tomasiak adds, “The star is the Zortrax Inventure 3D printer. The new version of the original Z-SUITE software offers numerous useful functions, which will improve the day-to-day operations of our clients even more. We are very glad to have been able to present everything live, right here in Olsztyn, where it all began.”

Guests at the Zortrax Experience get a first look at the Inventure 3D printer. Photo by Michael Petch.

Guests at the Zortrax Experience get a first look at the Inventure 3D printer. Photo by Michael Petch.

Over 100 of business partners who sell Zortrax’ products in over 80 countries worldwide joined the company’s representatives and special guests, including our editor-in-chief, at the Zortrax Experience Conference which took place in Olsztyn, Poland on the 6th and 7th of June.

Available from the 20th June, the Inventure will be priced at $2,990. Accompanying the machine is the Dissolvable Support System (DSS) station which enables automated removal of supports. Zortrax will also release a bundle of the two machines together which will retail at $3,490.

Zortrax Inventure. Image via Zortrax.

Zortrax Inventure. Image via Zortrax.

Features

The Zortrax Inventure is intended to be a professional desktop 3D printer and adds to Zortrax’s current offerings – the M200 and M300. With dual nozzles, the 3D printer can simultaneously work with standard and water-soluble materials to create complex designs.

Zortrax has combined this feature with the DSS station which means support materials can be automatically dissolved in water, mitigating the need for a manual post-processing and possible damage to the part.

The Inventure’s heated closed chamber ensures high quality printing of a wider range of industrial grade plastics, and the HEPA filter is an added safety feature.  The Inventure printer has a build volume of 140 x 140 x 140 mm.

At launch the Inventure will run Z-PLA, Z-PETG, and Z-SUPPORT materials with additional filaments to come.

Inside the Zortrax Inventure's closed build chamber at the Experience Conference. Photo by Michael Petch.

Inside the Zortrax Inventure’s closed build chamber at the Experience Conference. Photo by Michael Petch.

3D printing material and software announcements 

Also at the conference, Zortrax announced an update to its Z-suite software and the release of new materials.

Z-Suite version 2.0 adds news features to the 3D printing slicer and improves on its predecessor with editable supports and mesh fixing. Zortrax tell us that, “Major improvements will include the option of working in multiple tabs (like an internet browser), editable support, analysis algorithm, and grid repairs to establish and automatically repair potential errors in the model. The software’s interface has also been improved to be more intuitive.”

The Zortrax Inventure 3D printing Ecosystem.

The Zortrax Inventure 3D printing Ecosystem.

Users can also save presets for working with particular materials.

The beta version of the software will be available to Zortrax clients on 18th July.

Zortrax Firmware Developer Jacek Janiszewski

Zortrax Firmware Developer Jacek Janiszewski.

Z-PLA and Z-ASA pro are the new materials. Zortrax explain, “The new materials will be directed mainly at professionals. Z-PLA Pro will be compatible with M200 and M300 printers. It recreates details perfectly and has a matte surface. Among other things, it is suitable for architectural models, where fine detail is extremely important, as well as for industrial designing and modelling.”

Zortrax say that the Z-ASA Pro is expected to provide reduced shrinkage and is also resistant to UV rays

3D Printing Industry editor-in-chief (far right) Michael Petch speaking at the Zortrax Experience Conference. Photo via Zortrax.

3D Printing Industry editor-in-chief Michael Petch speaking at the Zortrax Experience Conference. Photo via Zortrax.

3D Printing Industry editor-in-chief Michael Petch was also invited as a guest speaker for the conference. The lively panel discussion covered themes such as the advantages of using desktop 3D printers for professional applications and the future of desktop 3D printing.

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Featured image shows the Zortrax Inventure and accompanying Dissolvable Support System (DSS) machine at the Zortrax Experience event. Photo by Michael Petch. 

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