Our US reseller Preet Jesrani from DesignBox3D writes about his experience with selling ZMorph multitool 3D printers to various clients.
A few short years ago, my friend Przemek Jaworski, saw an opportunity to develop something unique that used the same fabrication platform to do more than just 3D print prototypes and models. Przemek and his talented team gave the end users the capability to not only 3D print, but also use a number of advanced toolheads adding functionalities such as desktop CNC milling, laser engraving, and paste extrusion. Their ZMorph multitool 3D printer has been an important part of our offer at DesignBox3D ever since.
Experience with ZMorph clients
At DesignBox3D we noticed that universities seem to have a special interest in the paste extrusion toolhead. They did not confirm it, but I imagine that it has something to do with either the opportunities in the areas of construction or food 3D printing. On the other hand, our clients on the design and prototyping side seem to be more interested in the 3D printing and CNC milling capabilities of ZMorph multitool 3D printers.
Designers and makers also like the concept of multi-material and multitool fabrication, because it allows them to create prototypes that are, in most cases, quite close to what the finished product may look like. They imagine prototypes like the mechanical clock designed by Matt Olczyk, which was built with not only 3D printed plastic-based parts but also other materials. For example gears, that can be CNC milled in the wood on a ZMorph machine. Etching your logo or design onto a piece of acrylic glass is also no problem with a laser toolhead mounted on the same machine.
Since we have worked with Przemek and the ZMorph team, we have seen a wide spectrum of users gravitate to the flexibility of the platform. It is designed to allow the end user to do a lot. While there is a learning curve for each toolhead, we have clients that have started and are running their own prototyping and design firms using their ZMorph, educational institutions that are using the paste extrusion functionality for R&D, makers, and product designers alike, using a combination of all the functionalities to create amazing things.
Multitool for demanding users
The most interesting trend I have seen is that almost all ZMorph users are gravitating to desktop fabrication after having used a desktop 3D printing solution that just was not enough and too limiting for their needs.
In fact, nearly 80% of all our clients had a 3D printer that they started with initially, like the Makerbot Replicator for instance. Being able to work across various materials and tools is proving to be quite an attractive alternative to experienced users, including businesses at all levels that are incorporating 3D printing into their process flow.
The market today is cluttered with hundreds of companies, all claiming to offer the best desktop additive manufacturing and prototyping solution. If you are looking for a fabrication platform that is versatile, there are a few options that may pop-up during a search. But only one of these is known to us for their level of support, commitment to quality and innovation with their latest ZMorph 2.0 SX model recently added to our offer at DesignBox3D.
DesignBox3D is the official US reseller of ZMorph products.