The Z-Vat 2 is an optimized glass-bottom resin tray compatible with the Formlabs Form 2 3D Printer*. It is built from a modified stock Form 2 tray- the standard acrylic base window is removed and replaced with an optical glass plate.
By employing the original manufacturer's tray in its design, the Z-Vat 2 preserves all the functionality of the Form 2 while utilizing the additional benefits of printing with glass.
Advantages of printing with a glass Z-Vat:
• Z-Vat glass-bottom tanks are considerably easier to clean than acrylic tanks. Acrylic cannot be cleaned with alcohol, so if it comes into contact with resin or other substances the only option is often to throw it away.
• Being easier to clean means it is far easier to recoat the PDMS layer when it becomes cloudy. With a glass tank you can easily remove a worn PDMS layer and pour a new one for under $12. Save plastic from the landfill and save $$$ by refurbishing your trays in-house. See recoat instructions here.
• Due to the optical qualities of printing with glass, many users printing with the Z-Vat report the best prints they've ever experienced from their machines.
Z-Vat 2 stock is limited. We are constantly in production, if sold out they will be available again soon. If unavailable you can pre-order here to reserve the next Z-Vat in the queue. Contact us for estimated wait times.
If you have a Form 2 resin tray that you would like to modify into a Z-Vat 2, please see our Z-Vat 2 Glass Modification Service
We buy used/spent Form 2 resin trays. if you would like to sell us your used trays please see our FAQ for more information.
*DISCLAIMER: The goods or services provided by Z-VAT INDUSTRIES are not endorsed, approved, sponsored, affiliated with or recommended by FORMLABS. The use of any goods or services provided by Z-VAT INDUSTRIES may cause the warranty of any third party product used in conjunction therewith to become void. Customer assumes the risk of any and all damage or loss from the use of goods or services provided by Z-VAT INDUSTRIES