Despite having released its first resin-based 3D printer last month, Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has not forgotten its roots in the deposition world. In fact, the company has just released its newest 3D printer model, the M300 Plus, a large-format desktop machine. With a build capacity of 300 x 300 x 300 mm, Zortrax’s new 3D printer boasts the same build volume as its existing M300 model with a handful of new features.
The most notable update to the M300 Plus is that it now integrates WiFi connectivity (as well as as Ethernet port), which makes it possible for users to integrate the machine into larger 3D print farm configurations. As Zortrax CEO Rafal Tomasiak noted: “Many printers can be controlled remotely and run with dedicated Z-SUITE software that comes with our devices.”
Like Zortrax’s M200 and M300 3D printers, the M300 Plus is based on its LPD technology (also known as Layer Plastic Deposition), a process similar to FDM which deposits a melted thermoplastic layer by layer with precision and repeatability.
Because of its large build volume, Zortrax’s new M300 Plus 3D printer is being marketed towards professionals in the architecture, automotive and aerospace who might benefit the most from the ability to 3D print large, single piece prototypes. The 3D printer could also be used for short series productions runs for smaller scale parts.
In addition to WiFi connectivity, the new M300 Plus machine is equipped with a modified extruder with a redesigned Hotend V3 and updated nozzle. These new features enable better extrusion accuracy and efficiency and allow users to work more easily with flex materials (as well as any materials supported by the original M300 and Z-ULTRAT printers).
Other more standard features include a filament sensor mechanism which alerts makers when their spool of filament is running low or has run out, an intuitive touchscreen control panel with a high density display and five-point touch capability. The new machine also comes equipped with a built-in camera so users can easily monitor the print process remotely, ensuring that things are running smoothly.
Along with the release of the M300 Plus, Zortrax has also introduced the Zortrax HEPA Cover for its Zortrax M Series and M Series Plus 3D printers. The new filtration product includes an electric fan with a regulated speed to ensure a stable print chamber temeprature, a carbon filter to reduce printing smells and the HEPA filter itself which filters out 99% of fumes produced during the printing process.
While full specifications about the new, large-format 3D printer are available on Zortrax’s website, the cost of the new 3D printer has yet to be revealed.