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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Thank you for choosing Zortrax M200® SAFETY Before you start working with Zortrax M200® read safety tips ZORTRAX M200 In the box   Filaments PREPARATION FOR FIRST USE Prepare your printer to work Loading lament   Auto-calibration SOFTWARE&FIRMWARE Z-Firmware™ update Z-Suite® software installation installat ion PRINTING Start printing Removing print Removing support SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE Periodic maintenance Changing the lament Cleaning the nozzle

4 4 5 5 5 6 7 9 11 11 13 16 16 16 17 17 18 19 20 21 22 22

Cleaning the platform Straightening perforated plate Drive belts maintenance Drive pulleys maintenance   Lubricating Extruder maintenance TROUBLESHOOTING DICTIONARY SPECIFICATIONS

23 24 25 27 31 33 37 38 40

INTRODUCTION Thank you for choosing Zortrax M200® Zortrax M200® manual allow you to easily and securely install and congure our product. Keep it in a safe place so you can use it if needed. In the Contents you will nd a description of the solutions used in Zortrax M200® 3D printer. To use current software version, download latest updates from www.zortrax.com Lear more about all Zortrax® products. Contact us via email [email protected]  or go to www.zortrax.com

Information given in all Zortrax® documents and help system related to this software may change without prior notice. No part

of this manual may be copied, sent over, stored in an information retrieval systems or translated to any language in any way using any media (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or other) without the written permission of Zortrax sp. z o.o. Zortrax® company may possess patents, copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights for content and documents. Transmission of this document and other documents is not tantamount to granting a license to this patents, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property, unless it was explicitly stated in the written license given by Zortrax sp. z o.o.

SAFETY Before you start working with Zortrax M200® read safety tips: •

Never touch the model, hotend or platform during printing process – there is a risk of burns and deformation of model. Remember to always wait until the printer parts cool down (~30min.).


Caution – these actions may harm you if you won’t follow the instruction.

Wear safety glasses - risk of injury to eyes.

Stay away from workspace during printing process – do not put hands or any other parts of your body inside the workspace - it may cause burns and printer damage.

Always use safety gloves when removing the platform.

Wear safety glasses when removing the model from the platform.

Never touch heated extruder – even with safety gloves.

Wear safety gloves - risk of burns.

ZORTRAX M200 3D printing is a technology for industry and design. Using 3D printer in technical and design studios lowers the costs of prototyping. The integration of key elements of the printer dedicated Z-Suite® software and composition of the Z-Filaments™ let us create new 3D printing technology – Layer Plastic Deposition (LPD™). With LPD™ technology you can create precisely projected model. Precise layered process of the lament application makes printed elements suitable for prototyping models in molding technology.


Zortrax M200® 3D Printer

Filament Spool Holder

Filament Guide

Filament Spool

Build Platform

Power Cable

SD Card & SD Card Reader

Z-Suite®* & Quick Start Guide

Safety Gloves

Cutting Knife & Scalpel

Allen Keys

Nozzle Key & Nozzle Needle


Spatula & Tweezers

Ser vi ce Grease

S afety Gl asses

* online


Extruder Cable Filament Guide


Build Platform

Power Connector and Switch



Z Axis Screw

Filament Mount

Control Knob

PRINTING MATERIALS OVERVIEW For Zortrax M200® we use high quality thermoplastic material – laments. All our materials have carefully selected composition and properties. We advise you to print with dedicated laments only. Only Z-Filaments™ guarantee safe and high quality prints. USING OTHER FILAMENTS THAT DEDICATED Unlike inkjet printers, printing materials for 3D printers need to be prepared strictly for a particular model of the machine. Filaments from all manufacturers have dierent physical and chemical properties, even at similar terminology. Using laments from dierent manufacturers you risk printing problems and extruder clogging – even if you use high quality laments. Zortrax M200® is adjusted to work with Z-Filaments™ only. Only Z-Filaments™ guarantee safely and trouble-free operation of your printer. Using laments from other store, than Zortrax Store, you automatically loose Z-Care 1-st Year Service Program™. To buy dedicated laments please go to www.zortrax.com/store


Suitable for mechanical treatment

High printing precision

Available in a wide range of colors

Suitable for utility models


Suitable for mechanical treatment


High quality prints

Suitable for large prints


Suitable for mechanical treatment


Models are exible and elastic

For malleable models e.g. seals


Resistant to cracking

Highly durable

Resistant to high temperature

Used for automotive parts


Suitable for mechanical treatment



Used for decorative parts


Suitable for mechanical treatment


Unique texture of prints

Imitates metal


Elastic, extensile

Highly durable


For elements subjected to load

* available soon


Place the platform inside M200® and match magnets (you can see them in the picture).


Carefully connect both connectors to the platform.


Place the cables using fastening clamps. Attach clamps to the cables and cables to the printer housing.


Plug the cable into the connector.

CAUTION! Wear safety gloves!

CAUTION! Disconnect platform connectors before removing the platform!


Attach power supply cable.


Mount lament guide.


Mount lament spool holder.


Mount spool of the Z-ABS™ on the spool holder. Spool should rotate anti-clockwise. Lead the lament through the lament guide to the printer.

CAUTION! Always connect the power cable into a grounded outlet.

PREPARATION FOR FIRST USE LOADING FILAMENT Select “Filament” option from the mean menu.

To load the lament, select “Load lament” option.

Zortrax M200® is heating the extruder.

When the display shows the message “Please insert lament”, insert the end of the lament into the extruder. When Zortrax M200® nishes loading lament, printer is ready to print. Remove lament remains using tweezers.

PREPARATION FOR FIRST USE AUTO-CALIBRATION Select “Maintenance” option from the mean menu.

Now select “Platform auto-calibration” option.

Tighten 3 pcs screws on the bottom of the platform.

Zortrax M200® is checking level of the back part of the platform.

Zortrax M200® is showing information which screw should be tighten and which should be loosen. Follow the instruction on the display.

PREPARATION FOR FIRST USE AUTO-CALIBRATION When the back of the platform is levelled, Zortrax M200® checks level of the front part of the platform.

Zortrax M200® displays the message which way to tighten the front screw.

If the level is incorrect, Zortrax M200® will check the level of the front part of the platform and displays information in which way the screw should be tighten.

When the auto-calibration is nished, Zortrax M200® displays the information about calibration points survey.

SOFTWARE & FIRMWARE Z-FIRMWARE™ UPDATE Information about latest version for the rmware can be found at www.zortrax.com and through our newsletter. Download the latest update for Z-Firmware™ at www.zortrax.com/downloads . To update the rmware, upload Update.bin le to SD card, insert the card into the printer and run the machine. Z-Firmware™ updates automatically. Z-SUITE® SOFTWARE INSTALLATION Use .stl, .obj or .dxf format les to work with your Zortrax M200®. Most CAD and 3D modeling software allows you to convert 3D les to this format. To prepare a le for 3D printing (in the .zcode format) install Z-Suite™ on your computer. The newest software version and the Z-Suite® can be found at www.zortrax.com To install Z-Suite® software, you need a serial number. The serial number is provided with the printer.

PRINTING START PRINTING Insert SD card with prepared models into the printer. Models should be placed in the main catalog (next to the Update.bin le). To choose the model for printing, select “Models” option from the main menu. Select the model in the a .zcode™ format le.

Now the printing procedure will run automatically. The display shows information about extruder and platform heating level. After heating elements, M200® starts printing. Progress bar shows the percentage of print advancement.


When the printing process ends, turn o your Zortrax M200®. Disconnect the cables from the platform.


Remove the platform.


Remove the models using spatula. Wear safety glasses and gloves. Place the platform inside the M200® and plug the connectors. To prevent the deformation, wait until M200® and model cool down (~30min.)

CAUTION! Wear safety gloves.

CAUTION! Disconnect platform connectors before removing the platform.

PRINTING REMOVING SUPPORT Models printed on Zortrax M200® composed of bottom part (raft), support and the print. Remove raft and support. Remember to wear safety gloves and glasses. Removing raft is easy – simply detach it from the model with your hands. In places where raft is strongly connected to the model, use spatula and cutting knife.


Be careful when removing support, especially from models with many small and thin elements. Support generated with SES™ technology is designed to be easily removed. Usually you can remove it with your hands. In spots where elements are gently supported, use cutting knife or pliers. From hard to reach places, remove support using tweezers.

CAUTION! Wear safety gloves.

CAUTION! Wear safety glasses.


SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE Keep your M200® ecient and safe – run maintenance regularly.

CAUTION! Turn o the power and unplug connectors when carrying maintenance tasks.

CAUTION! Never use compressed air to clean your printer. It can damage bearings and guides.






Cleaning the machine and its environment, especially bottom plate of the printer

Before each printing



Check if the head is not clogged with the lament remains

Before each printing

Remove the lament remains

Before each printing

Cleaning perforated platform

Before each printing

Checking perforated platform deformation

Before each printing

Levelling the platform

Each 50 working hours

Cleaning the bottom of perforated platform

Each 100 working hours

Perforated platform straightening

Each 100 working hours or if necessary

Checking if axes are not contaminated with lament remains

Before each printing

Remove lament remains from XY axes

Before each printing

Checking the drive belt tension on XY axis

Each 100 working hours





Build plate

5 2


X, Y axe s






Lifting mechanism

Checking the drive belt tension between XY motors and the axes

Each 100 working hours

Checking if screws blocking pulleys on XY axis and pulleys on motor axis are tighten

Each 100 working hours

Checking if the extruder moves freely when printer is o

Each 100 working hours

Lubricating XY axes

Each 250 working hours

Checking if screws blocking heating block are tighten

Each 100 working hours

Removing the lament remains and solids from the extruder

Each 100 working hours

Checking if the fan is working

Each 250 working hours

Checking if vertical line shafts and propulsion screw are not contaminated with lament remains

Before each printing

Checking if ball screw and ball nut are tighten

Each 100 working hours

Propulsion screw lubricating

Each 100 working hours

Linear shafts lubricating

Each 250 working hours

SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE CHANGING THE FILAMENT To change the lament, from the “Filament” menu select “Unload lament” option.

Zortrax M200® is heating the extruder. The display shows the message “Withdrawing lament”. Filament begins to withdraw from the extruder. When the process is complete –remove the lament. To load new lament, follow the instruction on page 13. CLEANING THE NOZZLE Nozzle contaminate with lament remains with time. It can cause black coating on the nozzle. Remove the coating so black spots will not appears in your prints.

CAUTION! Wear safety gloves.

CAUTION! Clean the nozzle when it’s cooled.



Turn o the printer and detach the platform connectors.


Unscrew screws mounting platform. Use allen key included in the set.


Carefully remove the platform.


Clean the bottom part of the perforated platform using spatula. It is not necessary to clean the perforation.


Clean the perforated platform using spatula.


Remove remains from the aluminum plate.

SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE STRAIGHTENING PERFORATED PLATE If between the center of the perforated plate and aluminum heated plate you can sense space, it means platform has deformed. This is a result of normal use. To straighten the platform, please bend it as you can see in the photo. Repeat for both directions. Mount the perforated plate to the aluminum heated plate – use screws and allen key. Attach the connectors and run the printer.


CAUTION! Wear safety gloves.

CAUTION! Do not use to much strength - it could damage the platform.

SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE DRIVE BELTS MAINTENANCE Properly tensioned belts guarantee correct work of your machine. Provided machine has properly tensioned belts. Check if none of them is loose. To check, gently tug. Properly tensioned belt vibrates making sounds. If belts are loose please visit our Support Centre at www.zortrax.com/support-center



SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE DRIVE BELTS MAINTENANCE Loosen 4 pcs screws mounting motor (pic. 3). Press the motor down, make sure that the belt is tighten (pic.4). Tighten the screws mounting motor, keep the belts tighten. Attach motor connectors.



SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE DRIVE PULLEYS MAINTENANCE Check if the XY axes pulleys working with short motor belt are tighten. To check if pulleys are tighten, remove XY axes motor. Unplug motor connector (pic. 1) and unscrew 4 pcs screws mounting motor (pic. 2).



SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE DRIVE PULLEYS MAINTENANCE Remove the motor and spacer (pic. 3). Tighten screws mounting pulley (pic. 4).



SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE DRIVE PULLEYS MAINTENANCE Mount the motor, spacer and tighten the screws (partly). Motor should move vertically on screws (pic. 5). Press the motor down, so that the belt is tightened (pic. 6). Keep tense, tighten screws mounting motor and attach connector.



SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE DRIVE PULLEYS MAINTENANCE Please check if blocking pulleys are tighten when maintaining your M200®. There are 2 screws on each pulley. First check the tightness of the rack on the X axis and the Y axis which cooperates with a short drive belt on the motor X or Y (pic. 7). Also, check if 8 pulleys on XY axes working with long drive belt are tighten.



SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE LUBRICATING Use service grease to lubricate the linear guide on XY axes (pic. 1 and pic. 2) – you can nd grease in the set that came with the printer (white tube). Apply a thin layer on each guide. You can also use silicone grease.



SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE LUBRICATING Remember to regularly lubricate linear guide of Z axis (pic. 3) and Z axis screw (picture 4 shows trapezoidal screw). Apply thin layer of the service grease, which came with the printer (white tube). You can also use silicone grease*.



* you can nd trapezoidal screw in HX2 version of Zortrax M200®. Version HW1 and HW3 do not require smearing of Z axis screw.

SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE EXTRUDER MAINTENANCE Extruder maintenance allows you to print high quality models. To start, please withdraw lament from the extruder (pic. 1). Turn on your M200® and select “Filament” -> “Unload lament” option from main menu. Zortrax M200® is withdrawing the lament and the LCD display shows “Withdrawing lament” option. When action is complete – please withdraw the lament. Now you can turn o your machine and disconnect the extruder connectors (pic.2).



SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE EXTRUDER MAINTENANCE Remove top part of the plastic cover - cover is mounted on latches (pic. 3). Unscrew 2 pcs screws mounting platform (pic. 4).



SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE EXTRUDER MAINTENANCE Disconnect motor plug (pic. 5) and remove the motor – unscrew 4 pcs screws from the front of the extruder (pic. 6).



SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE EXTRUDER MAINTENANCE Clean the pulley on the motor shaft. Remove lament remains (pic. 7). Assemble everything following the steps in a reverse order.




No power

Check if power cord is connected rmly

Hotend is not heating up

Check if wide strip connector is plugged rmly – if hotend is not heating up, please contact our Support Center

Platform is not heating up

Check if 2 platform connectors are plugged rmly – if they are but platform is still not heating up, please contact our Support Center

Printer stops working during printing process

Check: • if printer is connected to the power supply; • if there wasn’t any power outage; • if the lament spool rotate freely; • if the lament is not nished; • if the nozzle is not blocked

Nozzle does not provide lament or provides it discontinuously

Please go to support.zortrax.com

Printed models are deformed

Please go to support.zortrax.com

Printer has troubles printing small models

Increase speed fan. If that won’t help, please go to support.zortrax.com

Nozzle hits model when printing / black spots on a model

Please go to support.zortrax.com

Model lifts on platform during printing process

Please go to support.zortrax.com

Fan stopped working

Please go to support.zortrax.com

The printer is making strange noises while printing (clicking)

Please go to support.zortrax.com

The LCD display is not working correctly

Please go to support.zortrax.com


Please go to support.zortrax.com

DICTIONARY .dxf – Vector le format that allows you to save your 2D draught with 3D elements

LPD™ – Layer Plastic Deposition - 3D technology from Zortrax®. It involves precise deposition of the plasticized material on a perforated platform layer after layer.

.obj – Universal format le, describing solid as a mesh of triangles .stl – Universal format le for 3D printing, describing solid as a mesh of triangles .zcode™ – Format le used to save the models prepared for 3D printing Auto-leveling  – Activities performed automatically before each printing which compensates for the curvature of platform and allows rst layer to be printed on optimal height Heating block – Part of hotend responsible for heating the material. Inside heating block you will nd thermistor and the heater Lower extruder fan – Fan providing additional cooling to lament. Controlled manually using the Additional fan speed slider in Z-Suite®. It turns on when the raft is printed. DRS™ – Dual Raft Support – technology for forming rst double base layer which allows for a stable seating of the model on the build plate. Nozzle – The lowest part of hotend which applies lament to the model. Extruder – Movable part of Zortrax M200® which provides lament to the hotend. Upper extruder fan – The fan cooling extruder. It helps in maintaining lament temperature during printing process. Hotend – The set of heating block, nozzle and lament supply slot. This is the most important part of M200® - here the material is heated to the required temperature, plasticized and applied layer after layer to the platform.

XYZ axes – Directions in which the extruder (X axis – “left-right”, Y axis – “front – back”) and build plate (Z axis – “up-down”) are moving. Control panel – OLED display with knob and SD card slot which allows machine to work without participation of the computer. Standalone mode. Build platform – Removable plate. Model is secured to the platform during the printing process. The platform has its own heater, thermistor and system which allows for automatic calibration. Perforated plate – Part of the build platform. Model sticks directly to the perforated plate. It requires maintenance. Levelling the platform – Action carried out periodically by the user. It ensures the parallelism between the build plate and the extruder. Levelling is important for printing large models. Filament guide – Teon tube leads the lament from spool to the extruder. Linear guides  – Smooth bars which guides the extruder. Require periodic lubrication. Raft – Removable print base. Model is attached to the raft. SES™ – Single Extruder Support – Technology which generates easy to remove supporting material. Support is made of the same lament as the model.

DICTIONARY Support – Supporting material generated with model which let you print dicult models. Zortrax M200® is using SES™ technology which means that support is removable. Z axis screw – Screw which allows the platform to move up and down. It requires maintenance. Z-Firmware™ – Printer software which stores information about parameters of the machine. Z-Filament™ – Plastic printing material in the form of cord. It is used as a base for 3D models. Z-Suite® – Software used for three-dimensional model preparation on Zortrax M200®. Extruder pulley – Element settled on the extruder motor axis responsible for lament movement.



Without Spool

345 x 360 x 430 mm [13.6 x 14 x 17 in]

Print technology

LPD™ - Layer Plastic Deposition

With Spool

345 x 430 x 430 mm [13.6 x 17 x 17 in]

Build volume

Shipping Box

460 x 470 x 570 mm [18 x 18.5 x 22.4 in]

200 x 200 x 185 mm [7.87 L x 7.87 W x 7.28 H in]


13 kg [28.7 lbs]

Layer resolution settings

Advanced: 25-50* microns [0.000984-0.0019685 in]

Shipping weight

20 kg [44 lbs]

Standard: 90-400 microns [0.003543-0.015748 in]


Ambient Operation Temperature

15°-35° C [60°-95° F]

Storage Temperature

0°-35° C [32°-95° F]


Wall thickness

Minimal: 400 microns Optimal: 800+ microns

Resolutution of single printable point

400+ microns

AC input

110/240V ~ 2 A 50/60 Hz

Filament Diameter

1.75 mm [0.069 in]

Power requirements

24 V DC @ 11 A

Filament Type


Power consumption

~ 190W

Nozzle diameter

0.4 mm [0.015 in]


SD card (included), WiFi*

Minimum single positioning

1.5 microns

Positioning precision X/Y

1.5 microns


Software bundle


Z single step

1.25 microns

File types

.stl, .obj, .dxf

Extruder maximum temperature

380° C [716° F]


Mac OS X / Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

Heated platform maximum temperature

110° C [230° F]

* available in future update

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