Zmorph has announced a new industrial printer, the Zmorph Fab, and revealed plans to release another system, the Zmorph i500 industrial 3D printer in Q1, 2021. The company secured 1.2 million USD in a financing round in early 2020 and is currently in talks with new investors. Part of the funding has been used to develop new branding and website reflecting the evolution of Zmorph since its foundations in 2012. The company is shifting more towards a professional/industrial market segment, and the new branding reflects Zmorph’s core brand message: 3D printers that deliver.
Zmorph has experienced rapid growth in recent years. In 2020, the company acquired 3D Printers, owners of the HBOT brand. The HBOT team’s experience in the manufacture of industrial-grade 3D printers has been key to Zmorph’s move into the professional market segment, and expanding product portfolio with new 3D printers and solutions for modern manufacturing.
All-in-one 3D printer
Today, the Polish manufacturer unveils the new Zmorph Fab – the most advanced and easy-to-use all-in-one desktop 3D printer, and a successor to the well-known versatile ZMorph VX. Zmorph Fab features an interchangeable toolhead system that allows 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser engraving and cutting with the same device.
Eliza Wróbel, Product Manager at Zmorph explained: “Zmorph Fab is made to be easy-to-use and reliable. The latter is crucial for a product that operates three different workflows and is meant to work 24/7. The new Zmorph Fab’s features are based on customers’ and business partners’ feedback making it the most advanced yet easy-to-use all-in-one 3D printer on the market. With new features like HEPA/Fumes Filter Zmorph Fab is a great addition to modern classrooms, FabLabs, workshops, and design labs.”
The all-new Single Extruder Toolhead delivers faster prints with the best quality. The new extruder gains motion sensors for filament detection. It’s now easier to feed the filament, and the machine will stop once it runs out of the material and wait for the user to feed the next spool of filament. The redesigned cooling fan improves the airflow, which allows faster overhangs 3D printing.
Zmorph Fab features an expanded CNC workflow. Starting from the new CNC worktable that was designed to allow easy and very stable material mounting (and is open for custom designs), to refurbished Voxelizer with CAM-standard workflow for CNC procedures with STEP operations, ability to change the tool within one G-code, and path visualization.
Due to the demand for educational standards and user safety, the new Zmorph Fab is equipped with HEPA/Carbon filtration system, which is optional for the users. The air filtration process makes it safer and cleaner to work with materials producing semi-toxic fumes and particles, such as ABS or fumes created during laser engraving.
Zmorph Fab detects which toolhead is installed with a SMART Toolheads System. Toolhead changing is now easier than ever before, which cuts down the time spent on workflow switching.
Last but not least, the new machine is equipped with industrial-grade electronics, meaning that it is a desktop 3D printer, but with the heart of a professional industrial machine.
To celebrate the release of Zmorph Fab, the company is also updating the slicing software. The new version of Voxelizer is ready for the refurbished CNC workflow, features more presets for 3D printing, and underwent a rebranding to reflect the current brand image.
Let’s talk business
Zmorph Fab is available now, in two bundles. The All-in-One set includes Single Extruder Toolhead 1.75, CNC Milling Toolhead and Laser Toolhead and costs 3999 USD/3599 Euros. The 3D Printer option is a more affordable variant for people and companies interested in the 3D printing toolhead only, and it costs $2,959/€2,659. There’s an extra option of making a custom set.
In Q1 2021, the company plans to launch Zmorph i500. This new workbench 3D printer for the professional and industrial markets includes a large work area, single & dual extrusion 3D printing and a competitive quality-to-price ratio.
Zmorph believes that its new professional and industrial market offer will be a success, as the company combines the expertise of teams that have developed the HBOT F300, an industrial printer successful in Poland, and its workhorse Zmorph VX, now Zmorph Fab.
Zmorph and HBOT’s joint R&D team is working on a product which addresses professional expectations in terms of reliability, repeatability and reproducibility, as well as serviceability.
Zmorph is promising to deliver a full ecosystem. Alongside the machine, Zmorph has re-developed its slicer software and on-machine firmware. Zmorph is also in the process of acquiring a 3D filament manufacturer, to ensure even more predictable delivery from Zmorph i500.
Maciej Nawrocki, Zmorph’s CEO stated: “We have had a very good year despite COVID. Our growth is strong, our strategy is solid, reliable, and backed up by investors who trust in us to make Zmorph a success.
“The 3D printing market is maturing, moving towards professional and industrial applications. Anticipating this direction, two years ago thanks to our smart marketing guys and customer-sensitive sales, we have created a product roadmap that addresses the trend. Next year, we will be launching new products to address this market.”
Zmorph is working with distributors and resellers to bring the new printer to the market in the first half of 2021. This will be a global launch where the new rebranding and marketing campaign will support partners in reaching end customers who are sure to benefit from the value that the new Zmorph i500 brings. The company has established partnerships with well-known distributors such as RS Components in Europe; Profound3D, Matterhackers in the US; 3D Criar in Brazil; 3D Prima, Hava3D, Maxwell, Beets 3D, Maha Chem in Asia; Torstar in Australia, and more. Altogether, Zmorph can count on a network of 35 resellers worldwide.