September 11, 2013
Zeepro Inc. introduces Zim, the first and only personal 3D printer to feature a dual color printing head, Ethernet & WiFi connectivity, an onboard micro-camera, smartphone and tablet control, and an exclusive refillable cartridge system. With Zim, 3D Printing is about to go mainstream, as everyone from hobbyists to children will now be able to print high quality 3D objects quickly and safely using various materials and colors, at an affordable price (Zim Kickstarter campaign pledges range from
599 USD to 899 USD
The Zim project's unique features include:
Dual printing head
Zim is built with one or two extruders. Now users can choose to either print a 3D object in multiple colors, or use one extruder to print in color while using the other extruder to print a support structure in PVA plastic (which dissolves in water).
plug & play and user friendly
Zim can be controlled remotely via smartphone, tablet, or PC using the printer's built-in Ethernet and WiFi. Zim is also equipped with a state of the art micro-camera, so users can check in on their 3D printing projects even when they are on the go.
Exclusive refillable filament cartridge
Zim's cartridge system loads the filaments automatically and safely into the extruders. Cartridges protect PVA from moisture and are convenient to store. Best of all, Zim's cartridges are available in a rainbow of colors, and Zeepro offers a refillable cartridge for those who want to use their own filament.
Zim features a fine resolution (as low as 80 microns per layer) with a print volume of 205 cubic inches (5.9"x5.9"x5.9"). Zim prints 3D objects at a fast speed (up to 110 mm/s) in ABS or PLA, and provides more than 20 printing modes, ranging from standard to expert.