Focused on making 3D printing on Zortrax M200 simply more convenient we’ve decided to add new features in our firmware. Apart from the great quality and precision of 3D prints, we are also care for other facets, that determine positive user experience, so we hope that the changes introduced will greatly improve the satisfaction and efficiency of using the Zortrax M200 3D printer.

Changing Colors

From now on you will be instantly informed about your Zortrax M200 current status. Each time any change is made, the device will communicate it by displaying the particular color of LED light. Red color shows that the build platform starts to heat up. By displaying the purple color the user gets informed that the 3D printer is in the Sleep Mode. All other statuses like: standby, auto-calibration or print are manifested by the white color. The added feature is to give the users the instant information about the current state of the Zortrax M200 3D printer, so there is no longer the need to check the display window for any information.

Smart Energy Management

For greater efficiency of M200, we decided to introduce the energy saving solution called ‘’Sleep Mode’’. Each time the 3D printer is not used within the time of 10 – 15 minutes, after the printing process has been finished, the Sleep Mode is activated. In practice that means, that the heating, motors and extruder fans are turned off to reduce noise and energy consumption. From now on you’ve got more control over the device and using it is even more pleasant and intuitive.

Improved Platform Heating

The speed of heating up the platform in M200 has been improved, so the device can obtain the proper temperature 30% faster. That simply translates to saving time and getting your results much faster.

Others

To bring the clarity in and to facilitate the ease of use of the Zortrax M200 3D printer the following functionalities are now available in Z-Firmware:

– Improvements for Z-Glass and new upcoming materials
– File name of the finished model will be displayed on the M200 screen after the 3D printing
– Only the files from the main directory on the SD card will be available to be 3D printed
– Minor changes and fixes

The latest version of firmware and the update.bin file can be downloaded from the Downloads bookmark in Zortrax Support Center. Having the update.bin file on your SD card you have to insert into the slot in the Zortrax M200 3D printer and start the device – the firmware will be installed automatically.

6 comments

  • Yiannis posted Sep 24, 2015 - 08:26

    Perfect!

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    • Ludmiła Rafalska posted Sep 24, 2015 - 08:28

      We’re glad you like it,thanks @Yiannis!

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  • Brian posted Apr 03, 2016 - 04:41

    Has any had issues with the updated .bin file auto loading from sd card on start up? We have a new m200 and all it says on the screen is to update the .bin file. I cannot do anything else. I have downloaded the latest on the sd card and it still won’t load it automatically. Thx

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    • Ludmiła Rafalska posted Apr 08, 2016 - 23:46

      @Brian, try to use the older version of the SDHC 4GB card. If that doesn’t help, please contact Zortrax Support Center.

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  • Trevor Warren posted Sep 21, 2016 - 02:31

    I have tried to download the latest software version for our m200 today (21/9/16. It keeps saving it as VLRC file. Whats happening. Stil that file even after unzipping.

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    • Ludmiła Rafalska posted Sep 21, 2016 - 11:23

      Hello @Trevor, please check if the version you are trying to download is compatible with your software (MAC OS/Windows). If you still have any problems with Z-SUITe, please contact our Support team.

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