Solidscape®, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high precision 3D printers for direct manufacturing applications, announces the launch of the 3Z™STUDIO 3D printer. Designed specifically for the needs of custom retail jewelers, the fully automated 3ZSTUDIO printer brings the jeweler’s bench to the retail tabletop.
With one-touch simplicity, jewelry designers and retailers of any technical level can now produce their own intricate wax patterns, ready for casting. The 3ZSTUDIO creates a workflow that delivers high casting yields, consistent turnarounds and low cost-per-parts economy.
“Our partners share our excitement about bringing to the custom retail jewelry market Solidscape’s legendary high precision at an affordable price of $24,650 USD,” remarked Fabio Esposito, VP Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Solidscape, Inc.
The 3ZSTUDIO features include a compact retail tabletop design, an intuitive icon based one-touch screen and variable resolutions for greater control. Resolution is 5000 X 5000 dpi (197 X 197 dots/mm) in X, Y, and 4000 dpi (158 dots/mm) in Z. Accuracy is ± 0.0010 inch/inch (±25.4µ/25.4mm) along each axis X, Y and Z. Layer thickness is user selectable through a variable slider. The build envelop is 6 in. X 6 in. X 2 in. (152.4 X 152.4 X 50.8 mm). The printer itself is 21.4 in. W, X 18 in. D, X 16 in. H, (558 mm X 495 mm X 419 mm), and weighs 75 lb.
The 3ZSTUDIO uses Solidscape’s next generation of stronger, more durable materials, 3ZMODEL and 3ZSUPPORT. These materials produce wax patterns that are easier to work with, while retaining the precision and smooth finish characteristics required for successful investment casting.
“Until now jewelry retailers were forced to choose between the precision they needed, a performance level that fits their business and a price they could afford,” stated Esposito. Now they no longer need to compromise on any critical feature—it is jewelry perfection simplified.”
Solidscape®, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratasys, Inc.