Sinterit introduces its second desktop SLS machine for engineers and designers in the office or lab. SLS prints are excellent for industrial applications. SLS offers several advantages. It can be used to create durable, functional, and movable parts. Dimensional accuracy and mechanical strength tend to be high. Details can be: min. wall thickness 0.4 mm / 0.016 in.; min. detail size 0.1 mm / 0.004 in. With SLS, powder is often re-usable. In addition, support structures are minimal.
The new Sinterit Lisa 2 is a larger version of the Lisa 1. Both machines can print parts with SLS characteristics, but Lisa 2 makes it possible to produce larger prints in one piece, up to almost 32 cm / 12.6 in. It also uses powder sintered together by a laser, for high-precision, complex parts without the need for supports.
The 3D printer uses a nitrogen chamber, which enables customers to experiment with a number of materials. The Lisa 2 also includes hardware enhancements and new software, Sinterit Studio 2018, created by former Google employees.
With Sinterit’s end-to-end system users have a short and easy to use production process. Both Sinterit Sandblaster and Sieve reduce the time and accelerate product development.
The Sinterit Lisa 2 will cost 11990 euro for Europe ($14900 for US market) and the full end-to-end system just 13 990 euro for Europe ($17400 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 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.