A few years ago, Sinterit introduced the Lisa, a desktop SLS 3D printer that promised to make selective laser sintering 3D printing technology accessible to anyone. The Lisa lived up to that promise, and has since become a household name in the 3D printing industry, particularly in the SLS area. The 3D printer is a compact, easy-to-use machine priced affordably for the technology, and now Sinterit is expanding its range with the Lisa 2 – a bigger and more powerful version of the Lisa that allows for larger parts and more materials.
“In 2014, Sinterit was the first company to introduce its desktop-size SLS printer, the most affordable SLS printer of its time,” said Konrad Głowacki, 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 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.”
The Lisa 2 can produce 3D prints of up to almost 32 cm in one piece. Like its predecessor, it employs SLS technology, which can create detailed, precise parts without need for supports. It also features a nitrogen chamber that allows for many more materials than the original Lisa.
“I have been using Sinterit Lisa 1 for 1 year already as it was the best choice for me to fulfill all requirements: possibility to print complex structures, price, speed, reliability. Now I can’t wait to have delivered Lisa 2 which will give me the possibility to experiment with materials and print bigger pieces,” Professor Dr.-Ing. Rigo Herold told 3DPrint.com.
“Customers are happy with our powders, but they are still asking for new ones,” said Sinterit Co-Founder Michał Grzymala-Moszczynski. “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.”
3D printing materials for the Lisa 2 include strong, chemical-resistant plastics Nylon PA12 and Flexa Black, a TPU material for rubberlike applications, as well as the new Flexa Gray, which has better flexibility, and PA11, which has superior chemical and mechanical resistance. The R&D department is continuing to work on additional materials, plus customers are free to experiment with different materials on their own.
The wide variety of materials that the Lisa 2 can print with means that customers can use it for a wide variety of applications, both prototyping and functional parts in industries such as automotive, electronics, robotics, plastics, medicine and more. Nylon PA12 is the most popular material, with which customers can 3D print things like turbines, pipes and electronic housings, while with Nylon PA11 they print items such as tool handles and hand rails. More flexible materials lend themselves to things like seals and flexible easels.
Along with the new Lisa 2, Sinterit is also releasing its Sinterit Studio 2018 software, which offers more automation and a better overall user experience.
“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,” said Paweł Szczurek, Sinterit CEO.
The Sinterit Lisa 2 is priced at $14,900 for the 3D printer itself, and for the whole end-to-end system, which includes the Sinterit Sandblaster and Sieve, the cost is $17,400. Deliveries are set to begin in September, and pre-orders can be made from Sinterit’s website now.
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