With every week being very busy in the 3D printing industry as there’s always a new printer on the block. The machine that tops this chart is the ZYYX 3D printer. A Sweden based company named Magicfirm Europe has launched a new Desktop 3D printer- the ZYYX 3D printer.
As we say that the printer is different, it actually is quite different from all aspects right from the looks to the functioning. It does not look like any other 3D printer; it is enclosed both on the front and top. This enclosure ensures that the fumes that come out of the printer during the printing process stay in the printer which helps in keeping the build environment pristine. There have been a couple of 3D printers that have flaunted the enclosed feature but the difference here is that ZYYX has a fan which helps to circulate the air within the build chamber and then pushing it out of the printer via an active carbon filter. This is helpful in removing the fumes that are created during the printing of an object due to the melting of the filament. That’s quite an appealing feature!
Another feature that captured us all was the surface compensating the build plate system. With the incorporation of this system there is no longer the need to adjust the print bed before the printing process. The printer head has an integrated probe which automatically takes measurements of the build plate in certain areas, adjusting of the plate. The key to this active build plate calibration system is a reliable, simple probe design with only a single moving part. The probe is calibrated on each printer individually before delivering the product. These automatic adjustments aid in a care free printing experience.
The only problem with the printer is the poor adhesive quality of the first layer of the print because of this there might be frequent print failures.
These are a few technical specifications of the ZYYX 3D printer.
Print Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
Build Volume: 270x230x195 mm
Filament diameter: 1.75 mm
Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
Max Resolution: 50 microns layer thickness, 11 microns XY positioning
Speed: up to 150mm/s print speed, 200mm/s travel speed
Printing temperature: 100-265 Degrees Celsius
Filament type: PLA, ABS, Flexible PLA, TPU, Nylon, PET, Laywood, Laybrick, T-glase
Interfaces: USB, SD Card
Stepper Motor type: 1.8° Step angle, 1/16 micro stepping
Build Plate: Glass build plate with ZYYX 3D Print Sheet top layer
Firmware: Custom Sailfish Open Source FW
Desktop Software: Simplify3D
Computer Requirements: Intel Pentium 4 or higher processor, 2GB or more of RAM, Windows XP or greater Mac OS X 10.6 or greater, Ubuntu Linux 12.10 or greater. OpenGL 2.0 capable system
Supported file types: STL, X3G
Product size: 43x54x45,5(WxHxL) cm
Product weight: 16kg
The ZYYX printer is priced at € 1,550 and the printer can be purchased from the company’s website within a couple of weeks.
Image source: zyyx3dprinter.com