3D Printing

Introducing new speed mode for Zortrax 3D Printers

11th May 2023
Sheryl Miles

Zortrax is launching a free speed mode feature, allowing for up to 3x faster printing on Zortrax desktop 3D printers.

It comes with the new firmware version for Zortrax M300 Dual and M Series Plus 3D printers. It does not require any hardware modifications on the part of the users. The installation process is easy and comes down to following a few simple steps. The speed mode is especially recommended for mass production in businesses, where lead times are crucial, as it ensures greater design flexibility, enhanced manufacturing capabilities, and shortened production times.

In response to user expectation, Zortrax are speeding up 3D printing with Zortrax machines by introducing a new and completely free firmware, including the new speed mode feature. Printing speed is an important aspect of additive manufacturing technologies, especially for those businesses that rely heavily on rapid prototyping. Now, companies which are particularly concerned with reducing their lead times will benefit from the speed mode so that orders can be delivered to their target customers faster. Individual users will also be able to finish their projects on Zortrax 3D printers at unprecedented pace.

“The strength of our new speed mode lies primarily in the fact that it is a completely free solution, which does not need any additional hardware modifications. It is especially beneficial for all those businesses and individual users that care about short lead times most and 3D print numerous parts, either on their own, or through Zortrax 3D printing services. The installation process is simple and convenient so that all our desktop 3D printers’ users can upgrade their machines easily.” says Michał Siemaszko, Head of Research and Development Department at Zortrax.

How to start using the speed mode? To download the new feature, the users need to go to Zortrax support centre website for the installation file and save it on a USB drive. Then, they should insert the drive into the slot in their Zortrax 3D printer and follow the instructions that appear on the display.

Once the firmware is installed, the speed mode parameters are available in the ‘Print speed adjustments’ section (Settings -> Working options -> Print speed Adjustments). There are three key parameters there: Print speed, Acceleration, and Hotend temperature offset.

Acceleration determines how fast the extruder accelerates after changing the direction of printing. Printing in a high-speed mode might require increasing the hotend temperature, so it can be adjusted as well.

With the new speed mode, the users gain more design flexibility in both simple as well as complex designs, because the print speed can be adjusted at any time during the printing process. This means that one can, for instance, 3D print some parts of the models with a standard speed to maintain high precision, while other components can be finished much faster. Faster printing also means increasing production capacity and consequently, competitiveness on the market, due to shorter order delivery times.

"We’re glad to present the speed mode to our whole 3D printing community. The new feature introduced for Zortrax M200 Plus, M300 Plus and M300 Dual translates into tangible benefits for multiple branches of industry. Being able to print up to 3x faster, businesses gain great design flexibility, manufacturers can produce significantly more units during the same time, and mass production is enhanced. We truly recommend this solution in every manufacturing process, where lead time is of key importance." - summarises Mariusz Babula, CEO at Zortrax.

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