3D Printing

Zortrax Demonstrates 3D Printing Potential with KARO Coffee Table

I haven’t used a Zortrax M200 3D printer, yet, but, based on Make’s review of the M200 3D printer, it seems to be a pretty decent machine, with good print quality and a nice 200 × 200 × 185mm (7.87″ x 7.87″ x 7.28″) print volume. What I can say, though, is that Zortrax has some great marketing strategies up their sleeves and some excellent design partners to help execute them. Recently, Zortrax published footage of an elaborate, 3D printed music visualizer that was impressive, to say the least. Now, the company has 3D printed the parts of a modern table to demonstrate the M200’s capabilities.

zortrax karo 3D printed coffee table

The KARO coffee table was 3D printed in the company’s Z-ULTRAT Black, Grey, and Ivory filaments, yielding the legs of a table that add up to 3171g (6.99 lbs) of plastic. The legs were printed over the course of an epic 268 hours and 32 minutes. With a round glass top, the complete piece weighs about 7 kg (15 lbs). Karo might not be to everyone’s liking, but it certainly offers a design that rivals that of even the best IKEA furniture.

3D printed coffee table from zortrax

Complementing Zortrax’s other demonstrations of 3D printing’s uses, including a 3D printable MIDI controller and a 3D printable robotic arm, the KARO table shows off just what small-scale, low-cost 3D printers are capable of.