So, we’re all reasonably familiar with the current crop of 3 in one 3D printer laser engravers and CNC machines on the market. With the Creality CP01 and Snapmaker Original firmly established at the “Budget” end of the spectrum, it’s easy to write this type of machine off as a fad. A delightful idea but badly executed unit now – Let’s welcome the Zmorph3D Zmorph Fab.
Zmorph Fab Specifications
3D Printing Parameters
3D printing technology FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) Toolheads Single Extruder Toolhead 1.75, Dual Extruder Toolhead Layer resolution 0.05 – 0.4 [mm] * Maximum printing temperature 250 [°C] Work area 235 x 250 x 165 [mm] Maximum bed temperature 115 [°C] Dimensional accuracy +/- 0.2 [mm] Work area leveling method Automatic, Manual Material container Spool, reel Material diameter 1.75, 3.00 [mm] Nozzle diameter 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6 [mm] Support structures Mechanically and chemically removed – printed with the same material as the model Connectivity USB, Ethernet, SD card Available Materials PLA, ABS, PET, Nylon, PVA, HIPS, ASA, TPE, PP, PC, PMMA, PC/ABS Third party materials Applicable Work speed 40 [mm/s] Travel speed 120 [mm/s]
Toolhead CNC spindle Spindle max power 300 [W] Noise 70 [dB] Work area leveling method Manual Work area 235 x 250 x 85 [mm] *** Work speed 0.1 ~ 20 [mm/s] Travel speed 120 [mm/s] Available Materials ABS, Nylon, HDPE, PTFE, PC, PP, POM, PMMA, PVC, HIPS, LDPE, PET, Carbon, CCL FR4, Dibond, TCF, Wood, Wood-like, Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Cardboard, Wax, Modeling board, Styrodur Tool holding ER-11 collet
Laser Engraving Cutting
Toolhead Laser Laser spot size for 50mm 0.1 x 0.1 [mm] Laser spot size for 80mm 0.1 x 0.18 [mm] Wavelength 450 [nm] Laser class 4 Laser power 2.8 [W] Noise 40 [dB] Work area leveling method Manual Work area 235 x 250 x 85 [mm] Work speed 15 [mm/s] Travel speed 120 [mm/s] Available Materials Wood, wood-like, leather, paper, cardboard, felt, foil, laminate, EPP, EVA Foam, CCL FR4****
Weight And Physical Dimensions
Printer without a spool holder 520 x 500 x 450 [mm] Printer with a spool holder 520 x 500 x 570 [mm] Printer with a HEPA filter 570 x 500 x 570 [mm] Dimensions of the transport box 600 x 600 x 570 [mm] Full set weight 28.70 [kg] Printer weight 14.45 [kg] Single Extruder Toolhead 1.75 weight 0.70 [kg] Dual Extruder Toolhead 1.00 [kg] CNC Milling Toolhead 0.90 [kg] Laser Toolhead 0.32 [kg] Thick Paste Extruder Toolhead 0.60 [kg]
Ambient Operation Temperature 15 ~ 30 [°C] Storage Temperature -10 ~ 40[°C]
AC Input 100 [VAC] ~ 4 [A] 50/60 [Hz] 240 [VAC] ~ 2 [A] 50/60 [Hz] Maximum Power Consumption 350 [W] Power Consumption with single-head extruder 220 [W] Power Consumption with Dual-head extruder 230 [W] Power Consumption with CNC toolhead 330 [W] Power Consumption with Laser toolhead 80 [W]
Software Bundle Voxelizer Supported File Types .stl, .obj, .step, .dxf, .png, .bmp Supported Operating Systems Windows 7/10 (64 bit) (or higher) / macOS 10.13 (or higher) Power Consumption with Dual-head extruder 230 [W] Power Consumption with CNC toolhead 330 [W] Power Consumption with Laser toolhead 80 [W]
Filter type HEPA/Carbon Ventilation power 1.54 [W] Filter dimensions 80 x 80 x 25 [mm] Filter system dimensions 85 x 85 x 50 [mm] Filtration control Temperature
This is where the Zmorph Fab comes in. Taking the reins and spinning the concept on its head, they have announced the release of the Zmorph Fab.
Rumours of Zmorph3D suggest a retail price of around $3999. Its cost is much higher than the SnapMaker Original or Crealitys CP01 so big things are expected.
Using a bespoke interchangeable tool head system, the Zmorph Fab enables 3D printing at 2.85mm and 1.75mm. But that’s not where it stops. The Zmorph Fab is also equitable with a paste head and a dual extruder besides a CNC and milling head, laser engraving & a cutting facility within the same device. A virtual home factory that’s fully enclosed in its own PET enclosure! This ensures the highest quality from its 3D prints with a stable temperature for the printing environment.
Along with the best possible retention of any waste material or fumes that can then be extracted via the HEPA/Carbon filtration system. The filtration system is monitored by the Zmorph Fab and issues alerts when the filter requires replacement, preventing any potential failures.
Multi Tool Jack of all trades
The 3D printer side of the Zmorph Fab isn’t just an afterthought either.
Whilst Zmorph3D is a new name a lot of our readers will be familiar with, the company it purchased earlier in 2020, HBot, using the resources and knowledge obtained from that it will be an impressive machine.
Zmorph3D High-end Components
The Zmorph Fab has motion sensors for filament detection, instead of the old-fashioned fail prone microswitches. A work area of 250x235x165 making it a little more diminutive than the mainstay of home machines, but mostly, this should not cause concern. How often do you use the full height of your printer?
Bed-levelling can be done manually or automatically with a competitive layer resolution range of between 0.05-0.4mm. Materials can be extruded at up to 250°C and the platform can reach temperatures of up to 115°C inside the build chamber. As a result, this makes the Zmorph3D Zmorph Fab capable of printing ABS, PLA, PVA, PET, ASA, Flex materials such as TPU TPE, Thermochrome, HIPS and Nylon, considering the extraction system this machine is designed for the higher end materials from the ground up.
Materials for CNC cutting and engraving include :
- All kinds of wood
- Acrylic glass
- Machine wax
- Modelling board
- Copper laminates
- PVC foam along with Dibond-like composites.
Materials for Laser cutting include Paper, Cardboard, Felt, and Thin gasket materials.
The thick paste printing head allows the use of Chocolate, Cookie dough, Cream cheese, Frosting and Ceramics.
The Zmorph Fabs frame is composed of precisely cut, perfectly fitted aluminium and stainless steel gantries. In addition, this is reinforced by additional flat metal bars in areas that are exposed to high load from the steppers.
Stepper motors feature closed-loop control for increased precision. Slicing is supported by its updated Voxelizer software. The license for which is included with the purchase of the Zmorph Fab as well as boasting 3D printing slicing capabilities. This also includes CNC workflow features which are also useable for the Laser cutter and engraver heads.
Zmorph Fab Updates
Due in 2021 it’s safe to say the Zmorph3D Zmorph Fab will make an impact. I will update this article with prices and where to purchase once they release details. If you want to find out more, you can check out their site here.