Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 5:00 AM
BURLINGTON, Mass., USA - Z Corporation today continued its quest to make 3D printing available to every designer, engineer, architect and student with the introduction of affordable, commercial-class 3D printers.
The ZPrinter® 150 (monochrome, $14,900) and ZPrinter® 250 (multicolor, $24,900) have a small physical footprint ideal for the classroom, department, or small business. Unlike low-end 3D printers, the new ZPrinter 150 and ZPrinter 250: are easy to use out of the box; build 3D models with five times the resolution; and have the industry's lowest operating cost (lowest cost per model).
In addition to being affordable to purchase and use, the new ZPrinters print five to 10 times faster than other 3D printing technologies, with the unique ability to print multiple, stacked models simultaneously. This dramatic throughput advantage enables ZPrinters to support entire classrooms or departments at their busiest times.
The ZPrinter 250 and other color ZPrinters are the only ones capable of simultaneously printing in multiple colors. Color 3D printing enables designers and students to better evaluate the look, feel and style of designs by enhancing 3D models with graphics, logos, text, labels, and design comments.
ZPrinter 150/250 specifications include:
- Resolution: 300 x 450 dpi
- Minimum Feature Size: 0.016 inches (0.4 mm)
- Vertical Build Speed: 0.8 inch/hour (20 mm/hour)
- Build Size: 9.3 x 7.3 x 5 inches (236 x 185 x 127 mm)
Both new ZPrinters incorporate automation features first offered in the midrange ZPrinter 450, including automatic setup, automatic powder loading, and self-monitoring of materials and print status. At home in any office or classroom, they are clean, quiet and free of any hazardous waste.
"The price of ZPrinting is coming down to enable broader adoption by mainstream users," said Z Corporation CEO John Kawola. "We're driving that revolution with new machines offering new levels of value. Though smaller in scale than the rest of our line, these ZPrinters deliver trademark Z Corp. speed, quality, and affordability."
The ZPrinter 150 and ZPrinter 250 are available now through Z Corporation's worldwide reseller network. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price in the USA is $14,900 USD and $24,900 USD respectively, ex works (options, shipping, local taxes, and duties not included. International pricing will vary - please consult your local Z Corporation reseller.).
About Z Corporation
Z Corporation 3D technologies help product designers, engineers and architects create the right designs the first time. Professionals use ZPrinter 3D printers, ZBuilder rapid prototyping machines and ZScanner® 3D laser scanners to compress the design cycle, generate new concepts, communicate clearly, foster collaboration, and reduce errors. These solutions span the entire 3D CAD/BIM design process from concept through design verification.
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