Smart Vapor Smoothing Device
Zortrax Apoller is a smart device that automatically smooths FDM 3D printed models with MEK or acetone vapors to remove visible layering.
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Compliance with ATEX Directive
Safety systems have been designed to meet the high standards required by the ATEX 2014/34/EU Directive regulating the equipment intended for explosive atmospheres. The ATEX directive consists of two EU directives regulating what equipment is allowed and what safety measures are necessary in an environment with an explosive atmosphere. The name “ATEX” is derived form the French title of the 94/9/EC directive: Appareils destinés à être utilisés en atmosphères explosives.
Zortrax Apoller is a desktop smart vapor smoothing device offering industrial class performance. Every aspect of a smoothing process is managed by proprietary algorithms to get the looks of FDM 3D printed models on par with injection molded items.
- 300x250x250 mm smoothing chamber
- Zortrax SVS technology
- MEK and acetone compatibility
- Intuitive touch interface
- Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity
- Compatibility with Z-ABS, Z-ULTRAT, Z-ULTRAT Plus, Z-ASA Pro, and Z-HIPS
- Compatibility with external materials including ABS, ASA, and HIPS
- Advanced vapor circulation system
- ATEX compliant safety systems
A smart and safe device for automated vapor smoothing
Zortrax Apoller is a smart vapor smoothing device that automatically removes visible layering from FDM 3D prints. It works works with both acetone and MEK. The smoothing process is fully automated and run by proprietary algorithms managing temperature, pressure, and concentration of solvent’s vapors at all times. First, the model has to be placed inside the smoothing chamber. Once this is done, the chamber is heated enough to vaporize the solvent deposited in a sink below the glass tray. Vapors are then circulated spiraling upwards to evenly cover the model. Solvent’s vapors condensate on surfaces leaving them with a glossy or mat finish, depending on the filament used. Finally, Zortrax Apoller dries the prints out to make them ready to use straight out of the chamber. Combined weekly output of 4 typical FDM 3D printers can be automatically smoothed within one day. Safety systems have been designed to meet the high standards required by the ATEX 2014/34/EU Directive regulating the equipment intended for explosive atmospheres.
Compatible filaments: ABS, ASA, HIPS
Compatible solvents: Acetone, Butanone (MEK)
Compatible Zortrax filaments: Z-ABS, Z-HIPS, Z-ULTRAT, Z-ULTRAT Plus, Z-ASA Pro