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Zortrax launches new Inkspire 2 UV LCD 3D printer: technical specs and pricing

Polish 3D printer producer Zortrax has launched its second vat polymerization system, the Inkspire 2

Marketed as a high-end skilled UV LCD 3D printer, the Inkspire 2 has a 4 occasions bigger construct space and a seven occasions extra highly effective mild engine than its predecessor. The machine additionally boasts compatibility with engineering resins developed by Henkel and BASF 3D printing arm Ahead AM, which Zortrax says have been validated to “assure that prints meet all declared properties.”

“The Inkspire 2 is now capable of serve resins initially devoted to different applied sciences, like DLP, and 3D print essentially the most demanding engineering resins by main worldwide resin producers,” explains Artur Chendoszko, Resin Know-how Chief at Zortrax. “The Inkspire 2 additionally stands out with its excessive automation and uniform high quality of prints at each level of the construct platform.”

“What we geared toward, whereas engaged on the Inkspire 2, was creating an progressive resin 3D printer superior sufficient to serve essentially the most sturdy resins available on the market.”

The Zortax Inkspire 2 3D printer. Photo via Zortrax.
The Zortax Inkspire 2 3D printer. Photograph through Zortrax.

Zortrax’s vat polymerization portfolio 

Whereas Zortrax initially made a reputation for itself within the discipline of Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), it expanded into resin 3D printing with the launch of the unique Inkspire in 2018. Designed to permit its prospects to faucet into a brand new vary of supplies and determination capabilities, the machine scored particularly extremely for half high quality within the Inkspire 3D Printing Business evaluate

Although the system helps third-party resins, supplied they’re curable at a wavelength of 405nm, Zortrax has continued to assist it with new supplies since launch. In 2019, the corporate launched biocompatible Inkspire resins known as Raydent Crown & Bridge and Raydent Surgical Information, to facilitate dental bridge, crown and surgical information 3D printing. 

Final yr, Zortrax additionally rolled out its Inkspire Resin Robust supplies, designed to characteristic mechanical properties just like these of standard polymers, with out sacrificing on printability and shrinkage. At launch, it was thought the resins may tackle prototyping and end-use manufacturing demand within the fields of analysis, industrial tooling and optical gadgets.

The new Inkspire 2 is compatible with engineering-grade Henkel Loctite and BASF Forward AM resins. Photo via Zortrax.
The brand new Inkspire 2 is suitable with engineering-grade Henkel Loctite and BASF Ahead AM resins. Photograph through Zortrax.

Enhanced UV LCD 3D printing 

That includes a sequence of upgrades on its predecessor, the Inkspire 2 is designed to ship better materials compatibility, with out customers having to compromise on high quality or system usability. Powered by an in-house-developed mild engine characterised by an array of UV diodes backlighting a monochromatic display screen, the machine is alleged to realize uniform UV publicity throughout your complete platform. 

Because it’s extra highly effective than the unique, the Inkspire 2 is ready to course of choose Digital Gentle Processing (DLP) resins. Zortrax says these supplies have been certified through a two-stage validation course of alongside BASF and Henkel engineering-grade resins, to ensure they “match or exceed values specified by the producer.”

To make sure its beefed-up machine stays easy-to-use, the agency has geared up it with a resin sensor that measures how a lot is required for a given print, and tells customers if there’s not sufficient. The Inkspire 2 additionally has closed air circulation. Due to its HEPA filters, the system is ready to take in chemical particles emitted in manufacturing, to verify any disagreeable vapors don’t escape.

Moreover, alongside the Inkspire 2, Zortrax has launched devoted cleansing and curing stations, designed to filter extra resin from components and post-cure them to make sure they’ve desired properties. Whereas they can be utilized with different LCD, DLP or SLA applied sciences, each have been validated by BASF and Henkel as properly, as a part of an end-to-end Zortrax manufacturing workflow. 

“Bringing our system into your small business, you’ll be able to simply create your individual manufacturing facility, equip your manufacturing facility with high-quality, dependable, {and professional} machines that be just right for you, or mix them into farms,” provides Zortrax CEO, Mariusz Babula. “Our trio enhances each other and is strongest collectively, however every particular person machine is a real game-changer in its personal class.”

Zortrax's new Curing Station. Photo via Zortrax.
Zortrax’s new Curing Station. Photograph through Zortrax.

Technical specs and pricing 

Under are the technical specs for the Zortrax Inkspire 2 3D printer. Potential prospects can order the Inkspire 2 now through the corporate’s on-line retailer, with pricing beginning at £3,190. 

LCD Display 8.9″ monochrome
Gentle SupplyBuilt-in 405nm LED Panel
Construct Quantity 192 x 120 x 280 mm
Pixel Dimension 50 μm
Layer Thickness25, 50, 100 μm
Working Temperature 20-40 °C
Touchscreen 4” IPS 800 x 480
Connectivity Wi-Fi, LAN, USB
AC Enter 100-240 V AC 6.2 A 50/60 Hz

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Featured picture reveals the Zortax Inkspire 2 3D printer. Photograph through Zortrax.

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