Sinterit, a Polish 3D printing vendor, has announced the Lisa 2, a follow up to its flagship desktop selective laser sintering (SLS) machine.
The new and improved platform has been brought to market on the back of customer feedback, and while boasting many of the properties of its smaller sister, the Lisa 2 is a benchtop solution, able to deliver parts up to almost 32cm diagonally, depending on the material used. These parts, Sinterit says, also promise to be high-precision, and can be manufactured without the need for support structures.
The increased print volume capacity, while immediately the most noticeable difference between the first and second installments of the Lisa series, is just one of a number of new benefits for potential users. Sinterit has also taken into consideration software and materials.
Sinterit Studio 2018 was created by former Google employees, is said to be easy to use and offers automation capabilities. In this software, users can prepare 3D models, position them on the print bed, direct the print to commence and then track and monitor its progress.
Meanwhile, a nitrogen chamber will enable users of the Lisa 2 to experiment with a number of materials. So far, Sinterit offers PA12 Smooth, PA 11, Flexa Black, and Flexa Grey. The PA 12 and Flexa Black materials are both strong, and chemical-resistant, the Flexa Grey boasts better flexibility, while the PA11 offers superiror chemical and temperature resistance. The company says it will continue its own R&D with materials, but since customers know what they want, has enabled them to conduct their own experiments on the Lisa 2 platform.
“Customers are happy with our powders, but they are still asking for new ones,” said Michal Grzymala-Moszczynski, R&D, Sinterit. “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.”
Sinterit’s ambition has always been to deliver to market SLS machines at affordable prices and convenient sizes, targeting the smaller companies who wish to harness 3D printing for prototyping and the manufacture of functional parts for industries like the automotive and electronics fields. The Sinterit Lisa 2, available for reserve immediately, with first deliveries expected in September 2018, comes at a cost of $14,900 for the machine, or $17,400 for the full end-to-end system which includes the Sinterit Sandblaster and Sieve. It represents the company’s continued commitment to delivering office-friendly SLS machines.
“In 2014, Sinterit was the first company to introduce its desktop-size SLS printer, the most affordable SLS printer of its time,” commented Konrad Glowacki, co-founder of Sinterit. “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 three years, we have used three tonnes of powder, printed 20,000 prints, and now with this experience, our SLS expert team is going one step further – we are launching the second, even more, powerful machine.”
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