Z Corp.'s ZPrinter®
250 (multicolor) are easy to use out of the
box; build 3-D models with five times the resolution; and have the industry's
lowest operating cost (lowest cost per model). They print five to 10 times faster than other 3-D printing technologies, with
the ability to print multiple, stacked models simultaneously.
150/250 specifications include:
Resolution: 300 x
Size: 0.016 inch (0.4 mm)
Speed: 0.8 inch/hour (20 mm/hour)
Build Size: 9.3 x
7.3 x 5 inch (236 x 185 x 127 mm)
Both incorporate automation features first offered in the midrange ZPrinter
450, including automatic setup, automatic powder loading, and self-monitoring
of materials and print status. The ZPrinter 150 and ZPrinter 250 are available
now through Z Corp.'s worldwide reseller network. Suggested retail price in the U.S is $14,900 and $24,900 respectively.
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