Solidscape 3Z Max2
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The Solidscape Max2 is our high-resolution 3D wax printer for investment casting production. The Solidscape 3Z Max2 prints high-accuracy and extreme-detail 3D production that can be used for biomedical, dental, engineering, jewelry and specialty design production, in addition to mold-making applications.
Read more about this printer in the Download article Wax to Metal, The Evolution of 3D Metal Printing.
Read the 3Z Max2 Specifications
Machine - Solidscape 3Z Max2
- Manufacturer - Solidscape
- Printing technology - material jetting for investment casting
- Printer type - high-precision for wax patterns; material formulated for clean burnout and 100% casting results
- Build volume -6"x6"x4" (152.4x152.4x101.6 mm)
- Minimum layer (wall) thickness - .0393” (1mm for casting); .0196” (.50mm as printed)
- Z Layer Height* - 0.001 - 0.002”, .0254 - .05mm, 25.4 - 50.8 microns
- Build Material - 3Z®Model; 3Z®Support
- Supported File Formats - STL
- Finish - matte
- Support - wax-based sacrificial support melted in BioAct VSO, removed by staff
Read 3Z Max2 Job Order Procedures
Schedule a 3D Print Service appointment for job order drop-off by contacting us by email or phone, and specify available dates with time frames per date.
At your appointment, please have your model file(s) on a thumbdrive as either .STL or .OBJ.
During your appointment you will work one-on-one with an LGS staff member to verify your model file(s) for printing. If file corrections are required those details will be reviewed with you so that you can make the necessary adjustments to your files. An additional appointment may be required for job order drop-off.
Once your model file(s) are verified for printing, you will be given a quote for printing charges and your job order will be submitted into our production queue. You will receive notice by e-mail when your parts are printed and through the necessary post-processing steps for cleaning. Payment is required in full at the time of job order pick-up. Please see details for payment terms.
Read 3Z Max2 Staff Tips
Be aware there are shrinkage rates associated with casting metals, and the rates varying per metal type. Plan to consult with your chosen casting source prior to printing for expected shrinkage rates, in addition to any other special requirements they recommend for your 3D model preparation and target metal. Remember to adjust your geometry to compensate for the loss accordingly.
While the Solidscape 3Z Max2 printer is capable of exceptionally fine detail, printed wax parts are in fact brittle. Delicate features and thin walls have greater potential to break during post-print support removal. Prototyping smaller sections of the final print to verify printability of delicate or thin features is key.
The Solidscape 3D print process is slow so it is important to build additional time into your production plan for printing.
Clients are responsible for casting arrangements. Casting results are the responsibility of the client and casting source.
Solidscape 3Z Max2 Pricing
|1 " Cube (High Speed)||4.73||$18.40|
|1 " Cube (High Detail)||7.98||$24.00|
|Size 7 Simple Band Ring 4mm wide (High Speed)||0.86||$9.60|
|Size 7 Simple Band Ring 4mm wide (High Detail)||1.5||$9.60|
|4" Tall Standing Human Figure (High Speed)||20.6||$48.80|
|4" Tall Standing Human Figure (High Detail)||32.59||$71.20|
|1/2" combo wrench (High Speed)||10||$28.80|
|1/2" combo wrench (High Detail)||14.87||$38.40|
|3" Human Bust (High Speed)||53.42||$122.40|
|3" Human Bust (High Detail)||75.85||$166.40|