Anaheim, Calif. - Z Corp. has introduced a rapid prototyping machine that builds high-end functional prototypes at one-third of the price of machines with comparable performance, reveals a company spokesperson. The ZBuilder Ultra is slated to become available in July.
Despite costing a fraction of the price of a stereolithography machine, the ZBuilder Ultra builds durable plastic parts that rival injection molding’s accuracy, material properties, detail and surface finish. It enables engineers to verify designs for form, fit and function prior to full-scale production, eliminating costly modifications to production tooling and shortening time to market.
The ZBuilder Ultra builds 3D parts additively using a high-resolution Digital Light Processor (DLP) projector to solidify a liquid photopolymer.
Z Corporation devices compress the design cycle, improve communication, foster collaboration and reduce costly errors. With a worldwide network of distribution partners, Z Corporation also provides integrated sales, service and support in all of these development phases.
“ZBuilder is the ideal addition to our product line, enabling customers to streamline the entire product development cycle,” says Z Corporation CEO John Kawola. “For concept and mid-stage modeling when you need speed, low cost, and visual appeal, our ZPrinters are the fastest and only color 3D printers on the market. And when the material properties of a part are important for final design verification, the affordable ZBuilder delivers parts that rival injection molding. Bottom line, engineers now have a single source for the best design technologies.”
The ZBuilder Ultra will be available in July through Z Corporation’s worldwide reseller network. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price in the USA is $34,900 USD, ex works (Options, shipping, local taxes and duties not included. International pricing will vary, please consult your local Z Corporation reseller.).