Sinterit is now introducing its second desktop SLS machine Sinterit Lisa 2, the bigger sister of the famous Lisa 1. Both machines can print powerful parts with SLS characteristics, but Lisa 2 makes it possible to produce larger prints in one piece, up to almost 32 cm / 12.6 inches. It also uses powder sintered together by a laser, so you achieve high-precision, complex parts without the need for supports, unlike with other 3D printing technologies.
SLS prints are excellent for industrial applications such as durable and movable parts. An excellent dimensional accuracy and mechanical strength make it perfect for functional testing and detailed objects (min. wall thickness 0.4 mm / 0.016 inches; min. detail size 0.1 mm / 0.004 inches). The desktop SLS machines produce the least expensive per-part cost, thanks to the re-usability of powder and the fact there is no need to waste material on supports."As much as 100% of remaining powder can be reused and with Sinterit you need to add only 30% of fresh powder for a new print, which is the most economical option on the market," says current company customer and 3D authority Janne Kyttanen, who has just changed his production of moulds from FDM technology into Sinterit's SLS. Now things are about to change even more.
“In 2014, Sinterit was the first company to introduce its desktop-size SLS printer, the most affordable SLS printer of its time. It sparked a completely new desktop SLS segment, where this technology is finally available to the full range of industries and gives unlimited creative possibilities for designers and engineers. For the last 3 years we have used 3 tones of powder, printed 20000 prints and now with this experience our SLS expert team is going one step further – we are launching the second, even more powerful machine,” says Konrad Głowacki, co-founder of Sinterit.
Thanks to a nitrogen chamber, customers will now be able to experiment with a vast number of materials, which makes it a game-changer. “Customers are happy with our powders, but they are still asking for new ones. That is why we decided to give them an option to experiment. With a nitrogen chamber, we can create a special environment inside the printer and expand the list of potential materials,” says Michał Grzymala-Moszczynski, one of the co-founders responsible for R&D.
Plenty of hardware enhancements have resulted in even more reliable printing and new software, Sinterit Studio 2018 created by former Google employees and offering maximised automation and an even better user experience of all processes. With Sinterit’s end-to-end system you have a short and effortless production process. Both Sinterit Sandblaster and Sieve reduce the time and accelerate product development.
"Now with such affordable and simple machines, you can move from other limiting 3D technologies and reach for powerful prints from SLS, simply on your desktop," says Paweł Szczurek, Sinterit CEO.
The Sinterit Lisa 2 will cost 11,990 euro for Europe ($14,900 for US market) and the full end-to-end system just 13,990 euro for Europe ($17,400 for US market). The first deliveries are set for September 2018, with pre-orders already available on Sinterit’s website. Printing materials include strong and chemical-resistant plastics Nylon PA12 and flexa black – TPU material for rubber-like applications. With Lisa 2, the company is also introducing new Flexa Grey with better flexibility, and PA11 with superior chemical and temperature resistance. And while the R&D department is busy working on other materials, customers are always free to experiment with materials on their own.
The combination of SLS technology and plenty of materials give unlimited application possibilities for prototyping and functional parts in industries such as automotive, electronics, robotics, plastics, medicine and more. From PA12, the most popular material, customers 3D print turbines, pipes and electronic housings, while from PA11 it is tool handles and handrails. Other, more flexible applications, include seals, flexible easel. The applications are virtually endless and, with both SLS and material possibilities, designers and engineers from every industry can now 3D design and 3D print almost everything they can imagine.