High-temp polymers processing
Zortrax Endureal is an industrial machine designed for processing of high-temperature polymers* like Z-PEEK, Z-PEI 1010, Z-PEI 9085. Such materials require very high extrusion temperatures but offer excellent mechanical properties comparable to metal alloys. Z-PEI 9085 is an aerospace-grade polymer used to build flame-retardant elements of aircraft interiors. It is one of the few 3D printing materials cleared for use onboard the International Space Station. Z-PEI 9085 can be printed with breakaway support structures in dual extrusion mode.
Three thermal zones
Operating at very high temperatures, the Endureal has three thermally shielded zones. Due to this thermal shielding, the extruder and filament cables are kept in an environment not exceeding 50° C even when the chamber right beneath them is heated up to 200° C. The third thermal zone is the filament chamber where filaments are stored at optimal temperature and humidity.
Zortrax Endureal has been designed to be highly user-serviceable. All key components like the extruder, hotend or nozzles can be quickly replaced in-house without voiding the warranty. A maintenance kit that comes with the printer contains all necessary parts and consumables to ensure uninterrupted operation. There is no need to wait for qualified service personnel to intervene in most cases.
Advanced thermal management
Temperatures at each thermal processing stage a polymer has to go through in the Zortrax Endureal can significantly affect the mechanical properties of the printed model. That’s why the temperatures at three crucial points i.e. at the extrusion, and the build platform and in the printing chamber can be precisely defined by the user. This way, the Endureal can be quickly fine-tuned to work with most high-temp polymers on the market as well as experimental or custom-made materials available in small amounts.