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Zortrax introduces metal 3D printing options for desktop M300 Dual

The company's Full Metal Package 316L and Zortrax Full Metal Package 17-4 PH, both contain all the essentials for desktop metal 3D printing

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Zortrax is introducing a metal 3D printing option for the desktop M300 Dual 3D printer. The M300 Dual is compatible with an exceptionally broad selection of materials – starting from basic, economical filaments and flexible materials, through to engineering materials like nylon, and highly specialized, carbon- and glass-reinforced polymers for advanced technical applications. This wide range is now further expanded with two kits: Zortrax Full Metal Package 316L and Zortrax Full Metal Package 17-4 PH. Both sets contain all the essentials for desktop metal 3D printing, including metal-polymer filaments by BASF Forward AM: BASF Ultrafuse 316L and BASF Ultrafuse 17-4.

“Zortrax M300 Dual is a truly universal machine, which combines a large workspace, single- and dual-extrusion modes, intuitive interface, and a very wide range of ready-to-use, calibrated material profiles. We’re now adding an option of metal 3D printing to this desktop printer with two comprehensive sets: Zortrax Full Metal Package 316L and Zortrax Full Metal Package 17-4 PH, encompassing everything that’s necessary to start metal 3D printing and to ensure fully functional metal parts, which exhibit the properties of steel,” said Michał Siemaszko, Head of the Research and Development Department at Zortrax.

Zortrax introduces metal 3D printing options for desktop M300 Dual: Full Metal Package 316L and Zortrax Full Metal Package 17-4 PH.
Zortrax’s M300 Dual 3D printer.

The Zortrax Full Metal Package 316L and the Zortrax Full Metal Package 17-4 PH, apart from a chosen top-quality metal-polymer filament, both include all the other components vital to successful metal 3D printing. Each package contains BASF Ultrafuse Support Layer, a dedicated support material ensuring the desired geometry of the printed parts during the 3D printing and post-processing stages; Magigoo Pro Metal adhesive to provide reliable adhesion during printing and the easy removal of the printed part; an extra hot-end module for Zortrax M300 Dual; an adapter with a PTFE tube; and a voucher for professional post-processing with Elnik company (BASF’s trusted partner in Germany), where 3D printed parts undergo crucial sintering and debinding processes to achieve the properties of steel.

The introduction of the new metal printing option for the system is accompanied by several improvements to the Z-SUITE slicer in BETA version 3.2.0. The latest update makes Zortrax’s software even more aligned with the needs of the 3D printers’ user base and the nature of the two-stage post-processing that turns green parts into steel.

“The latest version of Z-SUITE BETA features a set of improvements in printing with metallic powder filaments. A new gyroid infill enables printing metal models with 60% to 90% infill. Another change enhances the way in which support structures are printed with BASF Ultrafuse Support Layer. Here, supports are divided into smaller blocks along all axes and narrowed down towards the bottom. All this makes supports placed in the areas that are difficult to reach easier to remove and reduces their footprint on the model,” said Ewa Piórkowska, R&D Software Project Manager at Zortrax.

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