Poland might well have its first commercially built 3D printer with the Zortrax M200. This Kickstarter project aims to raise $100,000 to fund the production of this professional grade 3D printer by the Poland based Zortrax company.
The Zortrax M200 is aimed to be an easy-to-use 3D printer that can be set-up quickly straight out of the box, without any assembly of parts which is the case with many printers. The design team have created a machine that will look good in an office, classroom or workshop as they wanted to produce a printer that did not look like an “industrial stove”. The chassis is made from aluminum and the whole printer weighs 16kg (35.27lbs) which provides a solid, stable build platform to ensure high-precision printing.
“Everyone, no matter the skills or age can prepare a ready print map and just start printing. You’re just a few clicks away from a real, printed 3D model!”, says Zortrax.
To make it as easy as possible to produce 3D printed models the Zortrax is paired with specially designed slicing and printing software, the ZSuite, which features a fast slicing-engine that can correct most errors in .stl models.
The Zortrax M200 has a build volume of 8.07″ x 8.07″ x 7.5″ (205mm x 205mm x 190mm), giving a total build volume of 488 cubic inches (7984 cm3). The advanced extruder head is top-fed with ABS filament and can print at a layer resolution of 100, 150, 200 and 300 microns, which can be set in the Zortrax Suite slicing software.
The Zortrax M200 is priced at $1,899 and backers at this level will receive a Zortrax printer with the ZSuite software and 2.2lbs (1kg) of white ABS filament. At the time of writing the project already has 50 backers who have pledged over $75,000, and there’s still 23 days to go of fundraising until the deadline on June 21st.