Automatic post-processing with the Zortrax Apoller – An intelligent vaporizer that smoothes your 3D prints
The Zortrax Apoller is an intelligent steam smoothing device that automatically smoothes visible layers of FFF/FDM-3D prints. This intelligent vaporizer works with both acetone and MEK. The smoothing process is fully automated and controlled by smart proprietary algorithms. These control and regulate the temperature, pressure and concentration of solvent vapors in the Apoller precisely at all times.
First, your model must be placed in the smoothing chamber. Then the chamber is heated sufficiently to evaporate the solvent inside the Apollo. The vapors are then spiraled upwards to cover your component evenly.
The solvent vapors condense on the object surfaces and leave a glossy or matt surface, depending on the filament used. After the smoothing process is ready the Zortrax Apoller dries your 3D prints. So they’re ready to go right out of the chamber.
The entire weekly production of 4 typical FFF/FDM 3D printers can be automatically smoothed within a day. The safety systems are designed to meet the stringent requirements of ATEX Directive 2014/34/EC on the control of equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
The main features of the Zortrax Apoller:
- 300x250x250 mm construction chamber with evaporator
- Zortrax SVS technology
- MEK and acetone compatibility
- Intuitive touch surface
- Wifi and Ethernet connectivity
- Use your Apoller with Z-ABS, Z-ULTRAT, Z-ULTRAT Plus, Z-ASA Pro and Z-HIPS
- Compatibility with external materials such as ABS, ASA and HIPS
Speed and ease of use for post-processing your 3D prints
Your models must be placed in a double sealed smoothing chamber of 300x250x250 mm. The settings are then selected via an intuitive touch screen. Once this is done, the Zortrax Apoller takes only 3 hours to evenly smooth all models in its chamber.
The Zortrax Apoller’s SVS technology is based on advanced proprietary algorithms that measure and control the temperature, pressure and concentration of solvent vapors in a double-sealed, airtight smoothing chamber. The pressure in the chamber is kept below ambient pressure at all times. This prevents harmful vapors from escaping and damaging your health.
Quality and efficiency
Fumes inside the smoothing chamber are circulated upwards to evenly coat your models. The even distribution of the mist ensures that all surfaces are evenly wetted and chemically smoothed. Once the smoothing process is completed, the Zortrax Apoller lowers the temperature inside the installation space, condenses the excess solvent and is returned to the tank. A 300 ml bottle of acetone or MEK can be reused for several smoothings. This saves costs and conserves resources to the maximum.
Certified safety of the whole process
The Zortrax Apoller has reliable security systems with multiple levels of redundancy. It meets the high requirements of the ATEX directive 2014/34/EC for the control of devices for potentially explosive atmospheres. Use the Zortrax Apoller easily and safely in your workshop.
Wide range of applications and compatibility
The Zortrax Apoller works with both acetone and butanone (MEK). These are the most widely used and cost-effective solvents. This innovative device can smooth your models 3D printed with Z-ABS, Z-ULTRAT, Z-ULTRAT Plus, Z-ASA Pro and Z-HIPS 3D. Also rework parts made of third-party materials with similar properties.
- Advanced Steam Cycle System
- ATEX-compliant safety systems
- Butanone (MEK)
Compatible Zortrax filaments:
- Z-ULTRAT Plus
- Z-ASA Pro
Automatically post-process your 3D prints with the Zortrax Apoller. It is an intelligent vaporizer that smoothes with steam your 3D prints.
Weight and physical dimensions
Device (W x D x H) 671 x 396 x 388 mm (26.4 x 15.6 x 15.3 in)
Internal dimensions 340 x 270 x 260 mm (13.4 x 10.6 x 10.2 in)
Device weight 30 kg (66 lb)
Maximum working temperature 90° C (194° F)
Minimum working temperature -20° C (-4° F)
Minimum absolute working pressure 0.4 bar
Ambient operation temperature 15 – 30° C (59 – 86° F)
Storage temperature 0 – 35° C (32 – 95° F)
AC input 110 V ~ 13.6 A 50/60 Hz
Power supply parameters 24 V DC @ 14 A, 500 W
Maximum power consumption 1500 W
Build volume 300 x 250 x 250 mm (11.8 x 9.8 x 9.8 in)
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB
Operating system Android
Processor Quad Core
Touchscreen 4” IPS 800 x 480
Solvent compatibility Aceton, MEK
Available materials Z-ABS, Z-ULTRAT, Z-ULTRAT Plus, Z-ASA Pro, Z-HIPS
What’s in the box:
- The Zortrax M200 Plus 3D printer
- Power Cable
- SD Card and USB SD Card Reader
- Z-Suite Software (free online installation)
- Quick Start Guide
- 1 spool of Z-UltraT Ivory filament
- Filament Guide Tube
- Safety Gloves and Glasses
- Cutting Knife and Scalpel
- Allen Keys
- Nozzle Key and Nozzle Needle
- Spatula and Tweezers
- Service Grease