The real future of production lines

3rd generation industrial 3D printer for high-tech manufacturing

Advanced thermal management enabling efficient work with high-performance polymers is what 3rd gen 3D printers are all about, according to industry thought leaders. Temperature of filaments in Zortrax Endureal LPD Plus 3D printer is tightly controlled at each stage of processing to achieve utmost precision and best possible mechanical properties of 3D printed parts.

High-temperature extruder

An advanced extruder can work at sustained high temperatures to support processing CFR filaments, PEEK or other demanding polymers.

Heated printing chamber

Temperature in the printing chamber can be precisely chosen to achieve best mechanical properties in high-temperature materials.

Heated build-platform

A build-platform can support temperatures adequate for high-performance polymers.

Advanced thermal shielding

Thermally shielded extruder's compartment is always kept at low temperatures to ensure uninterrupted filament transmission.

Heated filaments' compartment

Filaments are stored in a secure, closed environment at temperature optimal for both high performance and standard polymers the Endureal is designed to work with.

Industrial safety systems

Zortrax Endureal has 17 built-in sensors working in real-time to guarantee seamless operation in high-tech manufacturing and product development projects.

Blackout Response System

When a power outage is detected, Endureal uses the energy stored in built-in capacitors to save the exact position of the printing head. This way printing can be resumed from the same spot when the power is back on.

Monitored printing progress

Printing progress can be monitored remotely with a camera installed in the Endureal's printing chamber. The camera is capable of live video streaming and designed to work in high-temperature operating conditions.

Advanced filament sensors

Separate sensors work at all times to detect events when filament is jammed or depleted. The printer also monitors the weight of the filament spools to determine if there is enough material to complete the printing process.

Controlled filament's compartment

Filaments are stored in a secure, closed environment at temperature optimal for both high performance and standard polymers the Endureal is designed to work with.

Industrial build-volume

Height (Z)
Width (X)
Depth (Y)
300 mm
400 mm
300 mm
11.8 in
15.7 in
11.8 in

Performance under control

Temperature sensors constantly measure temperature of crucial components to prevent overheating.
Capacitive sensors measure build platform and nozzles' relative position to ensure calibration is on point.
Optical sensors working with no mechanical parts ensure precise extruder's positioning in all axes.
Fan stop sensors immediately detect when fans are disconnected or malfunctioning to ensure adequate cooling.
Extruder sensors detect a disconnection or failure in the extruder to ensure seamless operation.

PEEK for 3rd gen additive manufacturing
in high-tech industries

High-temperature polymers like PEEK are used to fabricate parts with advanced characteristics like:

A steel pipes holder resistant to high temperature.

Excellent thermal properties

PEEK can withstand thermal-cycling in vacuum chambers used for space-qualification tests. PEEK samples have been exposed to 500 cycles of heating up to 130 °C and cooling down to -70 °C with no adverse effects on their mechanical or chemical properties. PEEK parts are also confirmed to consistently withstand over 10 cycles of cooling down to cryogenic temperatures as low as -196 °C.

Mechanical engineering

Chemical processing



An element of bearing highly resistant to wear and abrasion.

High wear resistance

PEEK's wear resistance has been confirmed to be sufficient for PEEK/stainless steel gear pairs working at 1600 rpm for over 22 million cycles under 1 Nm load. PEEK is also strong enough for PEEK/metal sliding systems operating in both atmospheric and vacuum conditions. High wear resistance leads to limited debris accumulation in PEEK medical devices like joint replacement implants.


Mechanical engineering

Chemical processing



A bracket designed for a CubeSat, highly resistant to radiation.

High radiation resistance

In the MPAC & SEED experiment on the International Space Station, PEEK samples withstood 46 months of exposure to Low Earth Orbit environment. Prior to launch, samples passed multiple irradiation ground tests including atomic oxygen bombardment and UV exposure. PEEK is also resistant to gamma rays.



A lightweight element of a deployable parabolic Ka-band antenna.

Great strength to weight ratio

PEEK parts offer mechanical properties comparable to aluminum at much lower density and therefore weight. JAXA engineers estimated that replacing aluminum with PEEK in spacecraft parts can lead to 10%-30% of weight penalty reduction depending on the amount of shielding necessary in a given mission.

Mechanical engineering



An experimental, biocompatible cranial implant.

Proven biocompatibility

Biocompatibility of PEEK has been proven in multiple in vitro and in vivo studies dating back to 1987. The material is biologically inert in both hard and soft tissues, non-toxic, not carcinogenic, and exhibits no mutagenicity. PEEK medical devices can be sterilized at high temperatures in autoclaves and with gamma ray irradiation.


Industrial dual-extrusion

Endureal has an advanced dual-extrusion system capable of printing high-temperature filaments with soluble support structures. The extruder components and filament cables are thermally shielded from the build chamber by an elastic insulator with pore size smaller than the mean free path of air particles to achieve lowest possible thermal conductivity.

Designed for processing challenging materials like PEEK or CFR filaments, Endureal can also work with a wide range of cost-effective filaments like Z-ULTRAT Plus, Z-NYLON, or Z-PCABS. The printer supports both single and dual-extrusion modes.

Dual extrusion
Single extrusion

Heated aluminum build-platform

Endureal has an aluminum build platform that can heat up to temperatures enabling processing of high-performance polymers. Easily switchable build plate made of ferritic steel covered with a PEI film is attached to the build platform to ensure proper adhesion of all supported filaments. Switchable build-plates are fairly elastic to make model removal easier and faster which is important in high-volume production.

Integrated prototyping

Wide range of materials supported by Zortrax Endureal makes it possible to go from early low-cost prototypes to the final high-performing part using one manufacturing device.

Step 1: Initial design

A high-performing part is designed in CAD software.

Step 2: Concept models

Concept models are printed with low-cost materials.

Step 3: Preliminary evaluation

Concept models are used for preliminary evaluation.

Step 6: Post-processing

Post-processing techniques like annealing are applied to achieve target properties of the material.

Step 5: Final part fabrication

Final part is printed with a high-performance, target material.

Step 4: Design adjustments

The part's design is adjusted based on the evaluation results.

Easy to implement
and run

Being a full-fledged industrial machine, Endureal can be implemented as easily as Zortrax desktop-class 3D devices. Intuitive user interface and software with carefully tuned settings predefined for each dedicated filament make Endureal ready to work at full capacity from day one. The ease of implementation extends further into running the printer due to business continuity kit containing everything necessary for fast and efficient in-house maintenance.

Expect Zortrax Endureal 3rd generation
industrial 3D printer to arrive in 2020.

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