First Look: ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer
The three most popular non-electronic forms of making are 3D printing, CNC routing, and laser engraving. It’s common enough to own or have access to at least one of those machine types, or maybe even two, to make such activities possible, but rare to have unrestricted access to all three. Amazingly, the ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer, thanks to its easily interchangeable toolheads and included software, delivers all three functions in a single desktop unit.
Starting in September, I’ll be presenting an unboxing of the Z-Morph 2.0 SX, as well as releasing articles related to its functionality on both Armchair Arcade and TechRadar. In the mean-time, what follows is some key marketing information about this impressive machine.
The ZMorph 2.0 SX
ZMorph 2.0 SX features a new and faster worktable switching system that complements ZMorph‘s well known, interchangeable toolhead system. The new worktables simply click-in, using a magnet mounting system. Going from 3D printing to CNC and laser has never been easier.
The multitool 3D printer allows you to use over 30 types of materials, from 3D printing classics like ABS, PLA, and HIPS, to materials a typical 3D printer can’t handle like wood and machining wax, as well as PVC foil, EVA foam, and more. You can mix, combine, and experiment with any of them, and above all, you can use the perfect material for your project, not just plastic.
ZMorph 2.0 SX features an expansion slot on the X carriage with a magnet mounting system. This unique concept allows connecting add-ons for special jobs in no-time. So if you need more cooling power, you just click in an additional fan. Simple.
All ZMorph toolheads use the same connection system and need only a few quick steps to be replaced. It’s like using a power tool with interchangeable heads — one machine with several different functions. The current selection of toolheads are:
- 1.75 mm Plastic Extruder
- 3.00 mm Plastic Extruder
- DUAL PRO (allows use of two different materials at once)
- CNC PRO
- Laser Toolhead
- Thick Paste Extruder (allows extrusion of ceramics, chocolate, cookie dough, and more!)
ZMorph multitool 3D printers use ZMorph‘s dedicated Voxelizer software. It’s the only software that takes full advantage of the printer’s versatility. It’s free, works with most file formats, allows advanced model editing thanks to its voxel-based technology, and it’s fast and easy to use.
- Aluminum 6 and 3 mm (precise and very rigid), stainless steel 2 mm and 3mm; PET 3 mm; and ABS.
- Interchangeable nozzles: 0.2 mm, 0.3 mm, 0.4 mm.
- Interchangeable toolheads.
- Interchangeable worktables.
- Add-on slot.
- Heated worktable: hardened glass 5 mm, silicone heater 140 W, temperature up to 120C.
- Working area: 250 x 235 x 165 mm.
- Dimensions: 530 x 555 x 480 mm.
- Weight: 20 Kg with packaging (basic version).
14 microns for X and Y axis, 0.625 micron for Z axis.
50 – 400 microns.
Sunbeam 2.0 with ARM LPC1769 processor, equipped with 5 stepper motor drivers: 3 for XYZ axis, 2 more for double material extruder. Internal drive accessible via USB.
LCD color touchscreen.
USB and LAN (access to WiFi after connecting to WiFi router). Standalone printing supported via panel + internal SD card.
As you might expect, there have been some extraordinary projects by some talented individuals that were made possible thanks to this printer. Click here to see just some of them.