Exploring Zaxe’s Latest 3D Printers: the X3 and Z3S

By on February 23rd, 2024 in news, printer

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The Zaxe X3 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

Istanbul-based Zaxe produces two interesting professional 3D printers.

The company is relatively new, but has produced impressive equipment. Currently there are two models in their product catalog, the X3 and the Z3S.

The X3 is the smaller of the two, with a build volume of 220 x 220 x 250 mm, and a single extruder. The nozzle is has the standard diameter of 0.4mm, but you can also swap in 0.25, 0.5 and 0.6 mm nozzles if desired. The hot end is capable of 300C, and is in fact a E3D Titanium model.

The X3 has fully automated calibration, so no manual leveling or z-gap setting is required.

As you may have noticed, the X3 is fully enclosed, but theres’s some interesting aspects. The build chamber is actually insulated, something we don’t usually see in an enclosed 3D printer. The purpose of an enclosure is to capture heat, and the insulation here will greatly assist. That should lead to better quality prints and faster warm-up times.

The enclosure’s doors are also designed to open to 110 degrees, something I wish other 3D printers would do. Enclosed 3D printers are sometimes challenging to work inside when something goes wrong, and having a door that opens very wide is quite desirable.

The X3 includes an LED system that visually informs the operator of the machine’s state by changing color. I’ve seen this before on other systems, and I’m not sure it’s as useful as it is attractive.

The enclosure also includes a filtration system with HEPA/Activated Carbon cartridge. This should permit use of the device in office environments, along with the enclosure that should make this a very quiet machine.

The controller on the X3 is a 32-bit model, and it presents information through a 5” color touchscreen. WiFi networking and Ethernet connections are permitted, but I don’t see an internal camera on the X3.

The build plate is a standard magnetically-attached spring steel plate with PEI coating. Zaxe offers both textured and smooth surfaces.

The Zaxe Z3S 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

The larger model, the Z3S, has all the same features, but with a larger build volume of 300 x 300 x 350 mm.

Other differences include an E3D Revo High Flow toolhead, which should allow for faster 3D printing. Zaxe representatives told us they are able to hit 500mm/s print speeds on the machine, similar to other high speed 3D printers.

The Z3S does include an internal webcam that permits remote monitoring, and both machines include power-loss recovery and filament-out detection.

One unique feature is a very long 24 month warranty, something rarely seen on desktop 3D printers.

The Zaxe 3D printers seem quite capable, but they’re up against quite a few competitors. Nevertheless, investors have confidence in the company, as they’ve recently raised US$2M in investment to grow the company.

Via Zaxe

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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