Z Corporation Unveils Best-in-Class Color 3D Printer for Demanding Applications, the ZPrinter 650



    
    Top-of-the-line offering sets industry bar for build size, quality, color
    and speed

    
    BURLINGTON, Mass., USA, Oct. 21 /CNW/ -- Z Corporation, maker of the
world's fastest 3D printers, today took a major leap forward in multicolor 3D
printing with its unveiling of the ZPrinter(R) 650, which delivers the
industry's biggest models, highest-quality color and finest resolution.
    
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    The ZPrinter 650 is engineered specifically to satisfy the most demanding
requirements in engineering, education, AEC, GIS and entertainment. With the
largest build volume of any 3D printer, it enables users to print very large,
high-resolution, multicolor models in hours or to make many smaller models at
once.
    Z Corporation remains the industry's only maker of 3D printers capable of
printing in multiple colors and has raised the standard once again. For the
first time ever, the ZPrinter 650 adds a dedicated black print head to the
standard cyan, magenta, yellow and clear colors to deliver richer and
consistent color from part to part, build to build. Superior size and color
come with more than double the resolution of other devices: 600 x 540 dpi. The
ZPrinter 650 combines these qualities with Z Corporation's documented speed,
automation and office compatibility.
    "The ZPrinter 650 is the machine we've been waiting for," said beta user
William Effrece, Laboratory Manager of Stanley Tools, which uses 3D printing
for concept prototypes from initial idea through the unveiling of products at
its annual sales meeting.
    "Z Corporation has listened to our opinions and delivered on all of our
requests, resulting in a fantastic improvement in 3D printing performance. Our
various engineering and executive teams demand fast turnaround on an
ever-increasing quantity of models, and we are all sticklers for quality. The
large build volume, color quality, resolution and automation make the ZPrinter
650 our preferred method for delivering full-scale multicolor concept
prototypes on deadline every time without much user interface with the
printer."
    "We're making a greater quantity of better footwear models with the
ZPrinter 650," said beta user Toby Ringdahl, CAD Manager, Global Footwear
Product Development at Timberland. "All the new automation reduces touch time
and keeps our work area tidy, and the new black really makes our footwear
concepts pop. The large build volume significantly improves our productivity,
which is critical for a busy company like Timberland."
    
    Key firsts include:
    
    Biggest models: No other 3D printer can match the ZPrinter 650's 10 x 15
x 8 inch (254 x 381 x 203 mm) build size, which prints very large models in a
single piece. The large build size also enables users to produce multiple
models at once, which is virtually impossible with competing technologies that
rely on cumbersome structural supports.
    Best color: The ZPrinter 650 employs full-spectrum 24-bit color and five
print heads -- clear, cyan, magenta, yellow and black -- to simultaneously
print in multiple colors, delivering the highest color quality and consistency
across hundreds of thousands of possible color combinations. Competing 3D
printers can print only in monochrome on one of five colored materials, one
color at a time. This approach requires separate builds, repetitive manual
material loading and painstaking assembly to create multicolor models.
    Highest resolution: The ZPrinter 650's 600 x 540 dpi resolution is the
highest resolution in a 3D printer, producing models with the finest detail
and accuracy.
    Speed: The ZPrinter 650 is five to 10 times faster than other systems,
enabling model production in hours, not days, to support engineering
departments and classrooms with ease.
    Ease of use: The ZPrinter 650 is the easiest-to-use large format 3D
printer ever with fully automated set-up and monitoring, no-touch powder and
binder loading, and automatic powder recycling.
    Office Suitability: The ZPrinter 650 is quiet, safe and clean with an
all-in-one self-contained design compatible with other equipment in the
professional office environment.
    Other 3D printers in the Z Corporation product line are the ZPrinter(R)
310 Plus, a monochrome entry-level rapid prototyping system, and the
ZPrinter(R) 450 and Spectrum Z(TM)510 mid-range multicolor printers.
    "Our customers want to quickly and easily produce big models in high
volumes with the highest resolution and most realistic colors," said Z
Corporation CEO John Kawola. "These are exactly the capabilities we've
delivered with the ZPrinter 650, part of our ongoing commitment to raising the
bar on 3D printing quality and automation in the industry and throughout our
entire product line."
    
    Pricing, Availability
    
    The ZPrinter 650 is available now through Z Corporation's worldwide
reseller network for a United States manufacturer's suggested retail price of
$59,900 USD.
    
    About Z Corporation
    
    Z Corporation makes products that enable users to capture, edit, and
print 3D data with unprecedented speed, ease, versatility and affordability.
These products include the world's fastest high-definition 3D printers --
machines that produce physical 3D models from digital data in full color, and
uniquely portable 3D scanners -- handheld machines that digitize 3D surfaces
in real time. Z Corporation technology is enabling a wide range of
applications in manufacturing, architecture, civil engineering, reverse
engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), medicine and entertainment.
For more information, visit http://www.zcorp.com.

    
    Contact: Julie Reece        Ed Marshall
    Z Corporation               Beaupre & Co. Public Relations
    +1 781-852-5058             + 1 603-559-5816
    jreece@zcorp.com            emarshall@Beaupre.com
    www.zcorp.com               www.beaupre.com

    




For further information:

For further information: Julie Reece of Z Corporation, +1-781-852-5058,
jreece@zcorp.com; or Ed Marshall of Beaupre & Co. Public Relations for Z
Corporation, +1-603-559-5816, emarshall@Beaupre.com Web Site:
http://www.zcorp.com

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