Sep 8, 2013

ZMorph personal fabricator 3d printer



This is one of the best 3d printer designs I saw! It looks like it has EVERYTHING and great design!

Technical specifications:

CONSTRUCTION
aluminium 6mm (precise and very rigid), other parts made of 6mm clear policarbonate and ABS
WORKING AREA 
235 x 235 x 165 mm (larger than before!)
MATERIAL 
ABS, PLA, Nylon (Taulman or other source)
NOZZLE TYPE 
interchangeable hot-ends : 0.38mm, 0.5mm
MATERIAL FILAMENT DIAMETER SUPPROTED 
3mm (1.75 in the future)
MAX. TRAVEL SPEED (TESTED) 
500 mm/s
RECOMMENDED PRINT SPEED WITH ABS 0.3mm LAYER 60 - 150mm/s depending on the quality required. Faster speeds possible with lower layer height. PLA can be printed faster too
RECOMMENDED ACCELERATION 2500 mm/s^2
MIN. LAYER HEIGHT 0.1 (ABS), 0.05 or less (PLA)
HEATED BUILD PLATFORM glass 5mm, kapton heater 200W, standard temp 120 degrees. Recommended to use with interchangeable glass pads (provided)
INTERCHANGEABLE EXTRUDERS 
plastic, ceramics, food (chocolate or paste etc.), additionally dremel mount (standard equipment only includes one plastic extruder, the rest available on thingiverse as open source)we're planning to release double material extruder - for support or multicolour printing (available end of 2013)
ELECTRONICS Sunbeam 2.0, with ARM LPC1769 processor, equipped with 5 stepper motor drivers - 3 for XYZ axis, 2 more for double-material extruder. Run by stable and robust Smoothieware (http://smoothieware.org/)
OPTIONAL LCD touch panel
FIRMWARE Smoothieware
EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS 530x555x480 mm

FUTURE PLANS:

- double extruder design, for adding second material (support or different colour) to your prints. Additional extruders and toolheads will be available in our shop.

- dedicated ZMorph software with its own unique slicing engine (totally different to other slicers, based on our own algorithm) featuring drag&drop printing, remote printer monitoring, host-less printing and more!


PRICE: 1576,25 €



ZMorph at Arena Design Fair - video from ZMorph3d on Vimeo.




















http://zmorph3d.com/


It uses Zmorph clip on extruder which provides exchangeable tool-head. Here is the toolhead in printing and laser scanning configuration:







http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:31158

Here is the Dremel toolhead:








http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:46986


There is a RepRap wiki page on Zmorph extruder: http://reprap.org/wiki/Zmorph_extruder
Based on information from their web page, they want to make it open platform for tool development.

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! I WANT ONE!

Update (28.4.2014.):

ZMorph now prints with chocolate also!