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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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Zortrax Z-PHA is a 100% biodegradable filament that’s stronger and more durable than standard PLA. It prints relatively quickly and is available in black, white, grey, yellow, blue, green and red to suit most projects.
Z-PHA is a polyhydroxyalkanoate bioplastic. It’s grown in labs under controlled conditions using bacteria. The result is a carefully engineered bioplastic that’s strong and durable with eco-friendly characteristics beyond regular plastic.
3D printing with this material requires only the same time as PLA. Z-PHA produces precise, dimensionally-accurate models and prototypes. It has very low shrinkage - even lower than PLA - with good mechanical properties. It’s harder than PLA and even stronger making it less susceptible to impact damage.
Potential applications include biodegradable parts, mock-ups, exhibition models and functional prototypes in certain environments. Z-PHA is not recommended for high-temp environments, nor is it particularly resistant to chemicals, greases and oils. It is best used in stable environments, such as architecture studios.
Z-PHA is supported by the Zortrax M200 Plus and M300 Plus 3D printers. It can be used as a replacement for PLA to create strong parts that are still biodegradable. In a suitable industrial composting system, it composts within 3-6 months, around the same time as PLA.
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.