Zortrax M200 Review

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Updated November 11, 2022
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The Zortrax M200 rose to the limelight after Dell ordered 5000 pieces, and from then on, it went on to win the Personal 3D Printer of the Year Award in 2017. Since then, it has remained a top choice for 3D printing fans. The Zortrax M200 has a decent build volume of 7.9 x 7.9 x 7.1 inches, a heated print bed, and a small 4-inch LCD control screen that runs android as its operating system. As you continue with this Zortrax M200 review, you’ll get to see why it has won multiple awards and discover why it holds the top spot in our list as the best 3D printer you can get.

Why We Like It – Zortrax M200

The Zortrax M200 3D printer is a top-notch 3D Printer that uses Fused Deposition Modelling as its printing technology and achieves an impressive print speed of 100mm per second. It also has a printing resolution of 90 Microns, making it one of the best FDM printers in the market. For another great 3D printer, read our Monoprice Voxel review.

Pros
  • High Printing Resolution of 90 Microns
  • Compatible with 3rd party filaments
  • Sleep mode that saves energy
Cons
  • Small Spool holder
  • Mild odors

Performance

The Zortrax M200 FDM printer uses a direct feed style print head, and at 70 decibels, it remains fairly silent when in use. It’s a lot different from the XYZPrinting Nobel 3D printer, which does stereolithographic printing. The M200 allows users to print directly from an SD card, or through the Z-suite software built to be attentive to its users’ needs and requirements. The Zortrax M200 printer is also very different from most in its build platform. The platform is heated, allowing for a large selection of filaments to be used and its own proprietary filament. When printing, the Zortrax M200 demonstrates excellent print quality as the models come out with accurate layering. Another printer with excellent all-around performance is the Original Prusa i3 MK3S.

Design

The printer Zortrax M200 comes in a box containing a filament guide, a filament holder, safety glasses, an SD card reader, and its perforated build plate. In terms of appearance, the M200 is a lot better looking than other models, such as the LulzBot Mini 3D Printer, if looks are something you’ll consider. Otherwise, the printer weighs 28.7 pounds, and has an aluminum chassis that lends it a high-quality feel. It is also not really built with portability in mind, but its lightweight size allows you to easily move it around over short distances.

Value

The Zortrax M200 has a few little things you’ll notice and appreciate. For starters, its frame can be opened or closed, unlike that of the Ultimaker 2, which is closed by default. It can also use either a Zortrax filament, or any other third-party filament of your choice for printing, and lastly, it solves the problem of having the build plate stick by absorbing a little bit of the material when it melts away into the holes of the plate. The M200 also offers decent connectivity, as it supports WiFi, Ethernet, and USB options.

Zortrax M200 Wrap Up

The Zortrax M200 3D printer is an excellent choice that can serve both as a home-based 3D printer, and an efficient work tool for low-volume work. Its multiple awards should assure you of its good build quality and ability to get the job done.

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