The Zortrax Apoller is a machine for post-processing your printed parts with various filaments. It is the most developed polishing station on the market. Each aspect of the smoothing process is managed by proprietary algorithms to refine your printed patterns and give them a look comparable to injection-molded, glossy and smooth models.
The parts must be placed in a 300 x 250 x 250 mm double-sided smoothing chamber. The settings are then chosen on an intuitive touch screen. Once this is done, Zortrax Apoller needs only 3 hours to evenly smooth all the parts present inside its chamber.
Dimensions of plate 300 x 250 x 250 mm
Compatible materials Acetone : ABS, ULTRAT, ASA MEK : ABS, HIPS, ULTRAT, ASA
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Zortrax SVS (Smart Vapor Smoothing) technology
Zortrax Apoller uses Zortrax SVS technology (Smart Vapor Smoothing) to work with both acetone (for 3D Z-ABS, Z-ULTRAT, Z-ASA Pro and Z-ULTRAT PLUS prints) and butanone (MEK ). Smart Vapor Smoothing Technology (SVS) applies proprietary algorithms to manage the temperature, pressure and concentration of solvent vapors in the Apoller Smoothing Chamber.
First, the smoothing chamber is sufficiently heated to vaporize the solvent deposited in a sink under the glass tray. The vapors then spiral upwards to evenly smooth the models by melting their surfaces in a superficial manner. Then the chamber is heated to dry the print. Finally, the remaining solvent is returned to the reservoir. The entire process takes 3h, regardless of the number of models placed in the smoothing chamber. The templates are ready for use soon after the SVS process ends.
Compatible with all FDM 3D printer
Zortrax Apoller can smooth print models on all FDM 3D printers. The device is compatible with ABS, HIPS and ASA-based filaments, regardless of manufacturer. This makes Zortrax Apoller a truly self-contained device that does not force the user to choose a particular 3D printer supplier or filament supplier.
A bike saddle printed in 3D with Z-ULTRAT smoothed in Zortrax Apoller for a brilliant finish. A bike saddle printed in 3D with Z-ASA Pro smoothed in Zortrax Apoller for a matte finish. HIPS-based materials can be smoothed exclusively with MEK, while acetone is recommended for Z-ASA. Acetone or MEK are applicable to all other filaments. The smoothing process gives ASA-based materials a matte finish. Other filaments come out with shiny surfaces. The vapor circulation system ensures that even models with complex shapes are smoothed evenly. Zortrax Apoller also automatically dries the prints, which makes them ready for use shortly after leaving the smoothing chamber. That's what makes Zortrax Apoller a desktop device that delivers industry-class performance.
4 intuitive steps
Step 1 Fill it out The solvent tank in Zortrax Apoller must be filled with acetone or MEK, depending on the filament type of the 3D printed parts.
Step 2 Place the pieces The models must be placed in the smoothing chamber at a distance of 2-3 cm from each other. The room must be closed to continue.
Step 3 Set it up The type of filament objects and the type of solvent in the tank must be chosen on an intuitive touch screen. Step 4 Take the object Take the smoothed part of the room once the smoothing process completed. They are dry and safe to use right away. No other step is necessary.
Smart and secure smoothing station
Advanced vapor circulation and condensation system
The air inside the Zortrax Apoller Smoothing Chamber is distributed by a system designed to ensure high quality automated smoothing. Fragile and complex details are coated with less solvent to keep their shape intact. The models are uniformly coated with solvents because the vapors move in a spiral. In the last step, the walls of the smoothing chamber are cooled, allowing excessive vapors to condense on their surface. The liquid solvent then returns to the reservoir for reuse during the next smoothing sessions.
The Zortrax Apoller vacuum system prevents the pressure inside the chamber from becoming higher than the pressure outside of the chamber, even after solvent vaporization. This is why the vapors are kept inside the chamber instead of being expelled. The vacuum system also acts as an additional safety measure as it keeps the door closed even in the event of a power failure. For this to be possible, the Zortrax Apoller smoothing chamber is isolated from the environment by two sets of joints.
Advanced security system The device is doubly waterproof from the environment At all times, the pressure inside the smoothing chamber is kept under pressure in the room. It also keeps the room closed even in the event of a power failure, which causes the electromagnetic lock to stop. When the power is back, Zortrax Apoller automatically decontaminates the chamber before allowing anyone to open it. Compliance with the ATEX directive
The safety systems have been designed to meet the high standards required by the ATEX Directive 2014/34 / EU regulating equipment for explosive atmospheres.
Features of the device Technology SVS (Smart Vapor Smoothing) Volume 300 x 250 x 250 mm Processor Quad Core Operating system Android Screen 4" IPS 800 x 480 Connectivity Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB Material Compatibility Z-ABS, Z-HIPS, Z-ULTRAT, Z-ULTRAT Plus, Z-ASA Pro External material ABS, ASA, and HIPS-based external filaments Temperature Temp. minimum - 20° C Temp. maximum 90° C Temp. ambient operation 15 - 30° C Temp. storage 0 - 35° C Dimensions / Weight Device 671 x 396 x 388 mm Internal dimensions 340 x 270 x 260 mm Weight 30 kg Consumption AC input 110 V ~ 13.6 A 50/60 Hz Alimentation 24 V DC @ 14 A, 500 W Maximum consumptio 1500 W
Dimensions du plateau d’impression 300 x 250 x 250 mm
Matières compatibles Acetone : ABS, ULTRAT, ASA MEK : ABS, HIPS, ULTRAT, ASA