The Sinterit Lisa is a desktop SLS 3D printer that is both extremely affordable and easy to use. Review the facts about this industrial-grade, compact Polish powerhouse.
For the standard maker or small business, the integration of 3D printing usually comes in the form of FDM or SLA technology. These are the two processes that the average 3D printing enthusiast is most familiar with, as other techniques often come in the form of expensive and bulky industrial machinery.
But once upon a time, both FDM and SLA technology were restricted to industrial use, as no affordable desktop-sized option existed. Now, a similar renaissance of accessibility seems to be taking hold of selective laster sintering technology, a 3D printing method that uses a high-powered laser to sinter powder material into solid 3D objects.
Last year, the Massachusetts 3D printer manufacturer Formlabs announced the Fuse 1, a $9,999 SLS 3D printer that has yet to surface on the market. However, out in Kraków, Poland, the 3D printing company Sinterit has been working for years to fit this technology into a compact and inexpensive machine named Lisa.
The Sinterit Lisa is a desktop SLS machine with a starting price of just $6,990, which is incredibly cheap for this type of technology. The full package, which includes a sandblasting station and powder sieve, costs an additional $2,000. Not only is the Lisa system low in price, it’s also essentially a plug-and-play printer.
What the Sinterit Lisa seems to symbolize is the disruption of industrial exclusivity, a 3D printer that makes SLS technology available to more makers and business than ever before. Needless to say, this is a printer that excites us. Let’s take a closer look at this desktop SLS 3D printer, here are all the facts you need to know about the Sinterit Lisa.
What makes the Sinterit Lisa so unique is the successful integration of SLS technology into a compact and easy to use machine. Generally speaking, there are a number of advantages that SLS technology offers over FDM and SLA, such as the ability to print without supports, nest multiple objects in a single printer, and produce parts that offer increased durability and temperature resistance.
The Sinterit Lisa manages to boast these same benefits at a major fraction of the cost. The printer is designed for small business, designers, or engineers that need functional prototypes and parts.
With SLS 3D printing technology, you are able to print without the need for support structures. Moreover, you can nest multiple parts in a single powder bed, making the technology more efficient than FDM and SLA 3D printing in many cases.
The Sinterit Lisa offers a minimum layer thickness of up to 0.075 mm, XY accuracy of .05 mm, and a 150 x 200 x 150 mm build volume.
The Sinterit Lisa also includes a 4-inch touchscreen to walk you through the entire printing process, from the initial set-up to cleaning the machine once the print is complete. There’s also Wi-Fi connectivity and an onboard camera, which means you can watch the print process through the screen.
Currently, Sinterit is offering two proprietary non-toxic powders, including PA12 and Flexa Black. After sandblasting the model, you’re left with a functional part straight from the printer. The Sinterit Lisa includes all of the tools you need to start printing, and the team also offers installation and training.
Although the Sinterit Lisa is compact and inexpensive for a SLS printer, it’s still a professional-grade machine that should be taken seriously. You need a workshop that is fit for handling tasks like sieving fine powder and sandblasting.
Nonetheless, the Sinterit Lisa is the most accessible SLS 3D printer currently on the market, making it a intriguing option for pro-sumers and small businesses.
Here are the specs for the Sinterit Lisa:
All3DP recently paid a visit to the Sinterit team in Kraków, Poland. We had the opportunity to test and review the Sinterit Lisa on-site, so stay tuned for our hands-on demo next week!
In the meantime, you can learn more about the Sinterit Lisa from the company’s website.
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