Zortrax Apoller is a smart vapor smoothing device that automatically removes visible layering from FDM 3D prints. It works works with both acetone and MEK. The smoothing process is fully automated and run by proprietary algorithms managing temperature, pressure, and concentration of solvent's vapors at all times. First, the model has to be placed inside the smoothing chamber. Once this is done, the chamber is heated enough to vaporize the solvent deposited in a sink below the glass tray. Vapors are then circulated spiraling upwards to evenly cover the model. Solvent's vapors condensate on surfaces leaving them with a glossy or mat finish, depending on the filament used. Finally, Zortrax Apoller dries the prints out to make them ready to use straight out of the chamber. Combined weekly output of 4 typical FDM 3D printers can be automatically smoothed within one day. Safety systems have been designed to meet the high standards required by the ATEX 2014/34/EU Directive regulating the equipment intended for explosive atmospheres.
ABS, ASA, HIPS
Acetone, Butanone (MEK)
Compatible Zortrax filaments:
Z-ABS, Z-HIPS, Z-ULTRAT, Z-ULTRAT Plus, Z-ASA Pro