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We are the 3D printing arm of a larger company called Express Group Ltd. Fixing printers since 1988, today we are a Specialist Parts Distributor and Experts in 3D Printing.
We take quality control very seriously, which is why we are audited for ISO9001:2015 certification, this helps ensure we provide great customer service.
Zortrax is a manufacturer of high-performance FDM 3D printers for professionals. Their printers use industrial-grade mechatronics and components to provide a high level of reliability and consistency. The brand is renowned for innovation and developing solutions to problems, such as how to automate the process of smoothing models to eliminate layer lines. Manufacturers, engineers, product designers, dentists and other professionals are benefitting from these innovations. You can too.
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If you need to 3D print parts, models and figurines with great elasticity and a rubbery texture, Zortrax Z-FLEX is the filament you want.
Z-FLEX is more elastic than its predecessor Z-SEMIFLEX and even more rubber-like in texture. It has an elongation at break of 3319.12% and excellent memory, allowing it to be stretched, twisted and squeezed again and again without affecting form.
Potential applications include rubber-like gaskets, bungs, elastic hinges, figurines and models, bands and consumer products like smartphone cases and smartwatch straps. This material is also resistant to gasoline, ethyl alcohol, butane, and carbon monoxide, making it a good choice for industrial applications.
Another property is good temperature resistance. Z-FLEX remains stable at temperatures up to 70°C and as low as -40°C. This makes it suitable for fabricating parts that will be used outdoors, such as automotive seals. Because it resists mechanical force and is designed to be bent frequently, it is perfect for elastic hinges and grips.
Unlike some other flexible filaments, Z-FLEX prints at a relatively fast speed of 45mm/s. It’s compatible with the M200 Plus and M300 Plus 3D printers, is only available in black in 1.75mm diameter and comes on a spool ready for immediate use.
Whenever we are asked by someone what 3D printer they should buy, there are always a few brands on the tip of our tongue. And Zortrax is always one of them. The reason is simple - quality. From their printers to their filaments and supplies, Zortrax create a quality product. We know fresh from the box, their printers will work, and their materials will be on point. There’s never an unwelcome surprise with Zortrax.
This consistency is why professionals use them religiously. From moving product prototyping in-house to making accurate dental models from 3D patient scans, there’s a Zortrax 3D printer to be found in nearly every application. Not on a trial basis either, but as an embedded product that solves a design or production challenge.
Zortrax was founded in 2013 and is a Polish brand. Early machines won awards, and that trend has continued ever since. They make their own filaments which offer an additive manufacturing solution to common applications. Z-NYLON, for example, is incredibly strong and can be processed with machines meant for machining metals. There are countless more materials to choose from which transcend the use cases of ABS and PLA.
We are an authorised Zortrax reseller and can recommend the right product for your use case. Please contact us if you require help choosing.