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Ziflex & accessories

Ziflex: Flexible and magnetic build plate
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Ziflex: Flexible and magnetic build plate

Sale price €19.00 Regular price €38.00

Ziflex : Replaceable upper surface
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Ziflex : Replaceable upper surface

Sale price €13.90 Regular price €19.00

Ziflex, flexible and magnetic build plate

Ziflex provides easy flexible prints removal, magnetic positioning and ensure strong adherence to many materials. 

Its special 3D printing coating offers a strong adherence to many materials while ensuring an easy removing thanks to its extra flexibility.

You can also buy only the replacement upper part to change it when starting to be damaged. 

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Zimpure & accessories

Zimpure 2: Source suction and filtration system
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Zimpure 2: Source suction and filtration system

Sale price €178.00 Regular price €212.80

Zimpure 2, source suction and filtration system

The first efficient, compact and discrete air purifier specially designed for your 3D Printers.

By vacuuming nanoparticles and gas directly where they are produced, in the extrusion nozzle, you leave them no chance to contaminate your environment.

You can equip it with Papa, a little device designed to control your Zimpure and count the working hours to help you to monitor the states of your filters

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FAQ about Ziflex

What is the maximum heat bed temperature?

In our factory, we’ve printed a lot of ABS on our Ziflex. 90°C Heated bed and 260°C extruder temp is working well, even if the print is very long (we’ve already printed some ZABS at 90°C / 260°C on a 50 hours print).

Which materials are compatible with Ziflex?

Ziflex is compatible with PLA, PETG, TPU, Wood, Copper, Carbon and others materials filled with them.

Ziflex is compatible with ABS, but some of them require a hot bed at 110°, to avoid warping. Ziflex can't be heated at more than 90°, and we can't guarantee the result. But there are some modified ABS, like NGEN, that needs only a hot bed at 80°. They work well with Ziflex.

Some of our customers are printing with Nylon, but they add glue or lacquer to have a good adhesion. 

We didn't test other materials for now, but if you want to give us a feedback on a special material, we'll be happy to extend this list!

How long will last my upper surface?

Ziflex surface sticks very well, you don't have to crush the first layer like you've probably used to on a glass bed. If the calibration is well done, your Ziflex will work more than 100 prints. Be careful, however, some materials stick more than others: it's necessary to adapt your first layer settings (flux, layer height, bed calibration, temperature)... If the first layer sticks too much, Ziflex can be damaged when removing a print. 

Can I use PEI sheet on top of my Ziflex?

Yes. Pei is flexible, not as much as the original surface, but it will work very well on top of Ziflex.

How can I install my Ziflex?

You can watch our tutorial, one video is better than 1000 words!

What's does your pack with upper parts and one magnetic base include?

The value pack with many upper parts allows you to change easily the surface if you damaged it, or once it's too old to be used. The pack with two upper parts has a 20% discount on it, and the pack with five upper parts has a 30% discount on it

How can I order a custom size?

You can choose a "Custom Cutting size" on the size drop-down menu: less than 220*220mm, or between 220*220mm and 300*300mm. For the bigger size, please send us an email at hello@zimple3d.com to get a quotation.

Can I remove my heated bed with your Ziflex?

According to the PLA, yes. We use Colorfabb PLA, and it works very well. But we prefer to use our heated bed, at 50°. 

I installed my magnetic base in a wrong way. What should I do?

You'll need to remove the magnetic base. Unfortunately, once it has been stick, you can't use it again. Once it has been remove, you can use acetone to clean the glue remaining on your original build plate. You'll then have to try with another magnetic base, and you can have a look on our tutorial. 

Can I remove my glass plate on my CR10?

You have two options:

- stick your glass plate with some glue (like UHU) to your aluminum bed, this way you'll have a good flatness without the holding clips.

- remove the glass plate and install the Ziflex directly on the aluminum bed. However, be careful. Sometimes, aluminum beds doesn't have a good flatness, so you have to be sure before printing with Ziflex. 

Do I need to add a capton film with Ziflex?

Not at all. You can directly stick the Ziflex to your usual print bed, aluminum or glass. The only important thing is to stick it on a plate that have a good flatness.

I have an automated calibration system, will Ziflex work will it?

Today, there are four different automated calibration technologies available on the market: capacitive, mechanical, optical and inductive. Ziflex will work perfectly with the first three technologies without any modifications, but the inductive calibration system needs a conductive bed, which Ziflex isn't. You can however use Ziflex but you'll have to turn off the autocalibration and calibrate your printer yourself. When you'll remove Ziflex to remove a print, you'll not de-calibrate your printer like you maybe used too with a spatula or another tool. 

To turn off your autocalibration, called "mesh bed leveling", you need to delete the "G80" line from your start script. 

FAQ about Zimpure

Consumption, size, air flow?

Consumption: 15.6W, 12V.
Size: L 204mm, l 159mm, h 164mm.
Air Flow: 70L/min.
Filtration rate: up to 99% for nanoparticles, up to 90% for gases.

Zimpure sound level?

With our new injected molded case and acoustic foam filling, Zimpure makes little noise. When your printer is on, you will barely notice any noise from Zimpure. Check out this video to see how much noise a Zimpure really makes.

Which filters do you use?

We choose one gaz filter (ABEK 1) and one nanoparticules filter (P3R), from 3M. 

When should I change the filters?

We recommend to change the filters every 500 hours of normal printing (with a nozzle at 0,4 and a layer height at 0,2). What we advise you is to read the hour counter of your printer. You can also equip your Zimpure with Papa, a little device who'll warn you when it's time to change the filters. 

Does Zimpure filters the micro and nanoparticules?

The filters we use are total, they do not let anything pass. 

Do you have a certificate confirming the work of Zimpure?

We’ve made some test in a lab with an expensive instrument to measure nanoparticle and COV, (CPC + mass spectrometer). These are lab equipment and it will be almost impossible to measure anything without these type of equipment. If you want to consult it, please send us an email at hello@zimple3d.com, and we'll send it to you. 

What material should I use to print my suction head?

Some suction head printed in PLA or TPU are working well, maybe Nylon and PETG are a bit better. You can use polyamide or silicone isolation around the nozzle to help you prevent any melting of the suction head, but it's not mandatory. The suction head is only in contact with the heat sink and not the nozzle, it's not enough to melt them.

How efficient is Zimpure for ABS, PLA?

Zimpure filters use some high grade filters which filters almost everything that goes into it, so it will be efficient with both PLA, ABS, and others.

I can't find a suction head for my printer

we don’t have a suction head for all 3D printers yet. To allow our customers to adapt or create their own one, we’ve made a little tutorial on how to design yours. We can also send you some source file of an existing one if you want to make small mods to make it fit your printer.
There is a Zimpure Discord channel where you can communicate with the community and us about your specific suction head : https://discord.gg/SzPZyph

Will Zimpure works on a 3D printer without enclosure?

The 3D printer we’ve used for testing isn’t fully closed, and has no cover on it, so it will work with your 3D printer without enclosure as long as you do not use too powerful blower to cool down the filament. For example, we recommend to slow down a little the cooling fan of the latest MK3, because the blower used is really powerful.

My printer is closed, how can I do to install Zimpure?

You'll have to connect to the ventilation grille. It's easy to design and install. The tightness is made with a double-sided tape. The emissions normally emit in the air by the ventilation will now pass in the Zimpure before.

What do I do with used filters?

You can throw them in the bin, they can't be recycled, unfortunately.

Is the weight of the suction head and the silicone pipe a problem for the extruder?

No, both the the silicone pipe and the suction head are lightweight, and the pipe is very flexible: they do not interfere at all with the mechanics of your printer.

Will Zimpure cause a temperature drop?

No. The airflow rate is so low that it doesn't affect the overall temperature in the enclosure.

Will Zimpure airflow reduce print quality?

No, we've tested it on different printers, with different materials, and printing quality doesn't change.

Will Zimpure work on laser printer?

Zimpure wasn't designed to be used on laser printers, but some of our customers use it however. It's possible but we can't guarantee its efficacy.

Why should I not build my homemade air purifier?

In order to make Zimpure efficient, compact, and very silent, 3D printed parts are not enough. Zimpure comes with an injected molded case, vibration absorption foam, acoustic foam, and high quality components that cost a lot if you buy them on your own. Also, we have conducted lots of tests in a laboratory to provide you with an efficient and reliable product. The instruments used for nanoparticles and VOC measurements with the precision we had are rare and expensive.

Is it safe to print with PLA?

Contrary to what is usually thought, PLA is also a source of nanoparticle and VOC emissions. Plastic filaments are also never pure ABS or pure PLA. Filaments are made up of a complex mixture of different polymers, in order to provide the best printing quality, layer adhesion, warping resistance, flexibility, and other parameters. Many different toxic compounds can be found from one filament to another. Like most plastics, PLA has the potential to be toxic if inhaled and/or absorbed into the skin or eyes as a vapor or liquid (i.e. during manufacturing processes like 3D Printing).