After showing just about every kind of manufacturing possible on the multifunctional and low cost, ZMorph 2.0 3D printer at TCT Show, Polish company ZMorph has also introduced an updated version of its unique Voxelizer software.
Unlike typical 3D modelling software, Voxelizer allows the modelling of volume as well as shape which makes it highly beneficial for printing parts were volume is necessary such as medical scans. This new update also means files can be voxelized at four times the speed.
The software is compatible with all open source RepRap printers including Makerbot and Ultimaker which means that a large portion of the 3D printing community will be able to benefit from its updated features. As the ZMorph itself offers more than just 3D printing in the form of 3D milling and laser cutting, the software accounts for this and opens up the platform for those processes.
Voxelizer is also compatible with DICOM medical imaging techniques such as MRI which means that 3D objects can be printed directly from scanned data. For the medical industry, this means that the cost of prototyping is dramatically reduced and no longer restricted to high-end medical printers.
“Our vision at ZMorph is to look beyond just 3D printing technology, and to see how intelligent fabrication can be used to make high-end processes accessible to many more people”, said Przemek Jaworski, founder and CEO of ZMorph. “We have deliberately made our Voxelizer software compatible with a wide range of printers so that as many creators as possible can understand the advantages that voxel modelling can bring to their creations. The other huge advantage it has is that it opens the possibility of using tools like CNC milling and engraving, so that creators are not limited to simple additive printing. We hope that this new version of Voxelizer helps to inspire more people to use these new technologies, and help our community grow”.
The new version of Voxelizer is available to download for free from www.voxelizer.com/download.