Xioneer launches a support removal station for FDM 3D printing

Ever since it has been acquired by BellandTechnology AG, 3D printer manufacturer Xioneer has remained in stealth mode. At the time, the company had just unveiled its flagship product, an industrial-grade 3D printer.

Fast forward to today: the company unveilsa support removal solution. Named Vortex EZ, the company said the device can easily fit in an office, workshop, lab, school, and production floor.

Suitable for all soluble support materials, the Vortex EZ features a very large 465 x 275 x 210 mm stainless-steel basket for desktop 3D printing post-processing today. This means that you’ll have a convenient and secure hold of your most delicate (and largest) parts, Xioneer says.

The plug-and-play operation requires five steps: add tap water and a few spoons of the company’s non-toxic VXL-EX washing powder – a non-caustic detergent developed to dissolve VXL -, place your 3D printed part with the support structure inside the basket, set dissolving temperature up to 85°C depending on the model material and support material you use, supports will now dissolve and it might take from a half-hour to a few hours depending on the complexity of the supports, rinse off any remains of the washing liquid with tap water.

“The Xioneer Vortex EZ can hold in its thermal stainless-steel tank up to 38 liters of tap water and is also suitable for solvents which are then agitated by a magnetically operated impeller that helps you dissolve the supports faster. It is as powerful as it is silent with a 1200 W heater”, a press communication from Xioneer reads. Here are the other key specifications of the support removal station:

Technical featuresDescription
Outside Dimensions (WxHxD)    640 x 435 x 370 mm
Basket Dimension / Maximum Part Size (WxHxD)450 x 200 x 250 mm
Net Weight Without Solvent      22 kg
Adjustable Temperature Range30 °C – 85 °C
Heat-up Time (38L, 20°C – 70 °C)            Approx. 1 hour
Recommended Model MaterialsNo restrictions
Recommended Support Materials          VXL (All Types)

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