Sinterit $8K #SLS #3DPrinter
SLS printers builds objects by fusing nylon powder with a laser, producing things with much better quality than filament-based printers. SLS printer, capable of producing objects with no supports, and multiple objects per print run.
The Sinterit Lisa is a true laser sintering printer, able to create objects by blasting nylon powder with a 5W laser diode. Inside this box that’s about the same size as a laser printer is a CoreXY mechanism to move the laser diode around, heated pistons, cylinders, feed bed and print bed for keeping the print volume at the right temperature and the top layer perfectly flat. The layer thickness of the printer goes down to 0.06 mm, and the maximum print size is 13 x 17 x 13 cm. Material choice is, for now, limited to black PA12 nylon but other materials are being tested.
If there is one drawback to the Sinterit, it’s the price: $8000. it will ship in 2016.