Additive Manufacturing Research Group

AMRG Group

Equipment - Z Printer 450 / Z Corporation/3D Systems for 3D Printing

The Z Printer 450 is a powder bed based 3D printing system which can produce full colour ceramic parts layer-by layer using a tri-colour (cyan, magenta, yellow) print head design. The machine is used for research and demonstration purposes. 

The print head is used to deposit a binder material and a colour pigment onto a bed of ceramic powder. As soon as the binder is in contact with the powder, consolidation is taking place. The part needs no support structure due to the powder bed.

Selected Parameters

Part Size

203 x 254 x 204 mm

Layer Thickness

0.089 mm – 0.102 mm

Build Rate

23 mm per hour


300 x 450 dpi