3D Printers

Zortrax introduces Endureal high-temperature 3D printer

Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has introduced its latest FFF 3D printer designed for working with challenging materials such as PEEK.

The Endureal, which will debut this week at TCT Show 2019, is the company’s third generation industrial 3D printer and features a large print bed, dual-extrusion, and an enclosed heated printing chamber for controlled print quality. 

The Zortrax Endureal 3D printer. Photo via Zortrax.
The Zortrax Endureal 3D printer. Photo via Zortrax.

Zortrax Endureal technical specifications

The Zortrax Endureal’s external measurements are 30cm x 40cm x 30cm, with a build volume 300mm x 400mm x 300mm. It integrates 17 built-in sensors operating in real-time for seamless 3D printing. Its standout feature, advanced thermal management, encompasses high-temperature extruders, a heated printing chamber, aluminum build-platform, and a thermally-shielded extruder compartment.

In tandem with Endureal’s utility in production, PEEK, a material exhibiting high wear resistance, excellent thermal properties, biocompatibility, great strength-to-weight ratio, and high radiation resistance, has been made processable. This will enable the creation of high-performance automotive, aerospace, and medical parts. 

As well as PEEK, the Endureal is capable of processing materials including Z-ULTRAT Plus, Z-NYLON, and Z-PCABS, much like the Zortrax M300 Plus.

Models made from PEEK on the Zortax Endureal. Photo via Zortrax.
Models made from PEEK on the Zortax Endureal. Photo via Zortrax.

Optimized 3D printing control

The company’s proprietary Layer Plastic Deposition Plus (LPD Plus) technology works with the Endureal’s industrial advanced dual-extrusion system to 3D print high-temperature filaments with soluble support structures. As stated by Zortrax, the thermal shielding of the extruder components and filament cables permit the free path of air particles to achieve the lowest possible thermal conductivity.

Furthermore, the filaments are stored in a closed environment at an optimal temperature, while a built-in moisture absorber decreases humidity to levels appropriate for highly hydrophilic materials such as nylon. Additional technical specifications and pricing for the Endureal are still pending.

The 3D printer is expected to arrive in Q1, 2020, and can be viewed at the Zortrax E79 booth at TCT, Birmingham, from September 24 -26th.

Models made on the Zortax Endureal. Photo via Zortrax.
Models made on the Zortax Endureal. Photo via Zortrax.

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Featured image shows the Zortrax Endureal 3D printer. Photo via Zortrax.

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