3D printer review
Review Zortrax M200; reliable and perfect printing at low costs
By Site editors - - Price update: 2023 October 03 -
The Zortrax M200, the plug & print 3D printer from Poland is beautifully designed and very sturdily built. The device is equipped with a perforated metal printbed that helps with making the retrieval of printed objects easier. You can immediately after acquisition begin printing; attach the filament to the nozzle and the device will automatically calibrate itself.
With a print resolution of 90 micron, the print quality of the M200 is very good. The Zortrax M200 is able to very accurately print the smallest details, however, it can only print with filaments of Zortrax. On one hand this is a disadvantage because it will reduce options, but on the other hand, unlike many other printers, it will ensure for very high reliability and accuracy.
Through the completely automatic calibration, easy operation and easy to use software, the Zortrax M200 is completely plug & play. Plug it in, load the materials, press print and the M200 takes care of the rest.
The Zortrax M200 has a heatable printbed, so that you can also print with materials like ABS. Additionally, the printer has a perforated printbed, something that makes this printer unique in comparison to other models. The perforated build surface helps in reducing warping of your prints without needing to use tape or other things.
The Zortrax M200 are upgradable with side panels (see photos); thus they are not included by default!
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The M200 is an exceptional printer in both design and functionality providing excellent printing quality for hobbyists and for those who need a 3D printer for commercial use as well. However, regardless of those minor problems the consistency in quality 3D printing and the ability to completely customize designs rule the day with this unit.
Although some users complain that the printer has a relatively higher price, it is good to focus on its ability to deliver high quality prints. While material availability may be an issue, users are advised to buy the materials in advance to prevent delays. Zortrax produce their unique materials because they understand the importance of quality 3D prints.
Our impression of the Zortrax M200 was altogether very positive. This Polish startup has done an excellent job. Assembly, operation and implementation are user-friendly and an appealing solution for all types of users. After running the test once, we found the printing results consistently good. Minor shortcomings: no USB cable, no side covers and heating and calibration take quite a while.
The Zortrax M200 is an excellent value that makes the 3D printing experience simple and productive. It is also a quality printer for any person at any level of experience. True plug&play experience. In my opinion best printer available for education and professional working enviroment. The only problem is with printing large objects - they often tend to warp.
The Zortrax M200 combines superb print quality with a large build volume, a built-in screen and SD card reader for untethered printing, and requires almost no maintenance. This machine comes with a large variety of useful extras including a complete hot end, two extra nozzles, and a toolkit that includes everything required for maintaining the machine.
The Zortrax M200 is one of the most reliable, if not the most reliable, consumer 3D printer on the market and also very easy to use. In fact the M200 is so easy to use that I am sure that even the most technically illiterate people are able to use the printer without problems.
Additionally to the excellent reliability and the high ease of use, the Zortrax M200 can also print at a very high quality.
|Printing technology||Layer Plastic Deposition (LPD)|
|Layer Resolution (micron / mm)||90-390 / 0.09-0.3|
|Filament systeem (Open/closed)||Closed|
Physical characteristics printer
|Number of extruders||1 (Single Extruder)|