Laser-Sinter-Service (LSS) has been around since 2002 and is dedicated to the development and manufacturing of laser sintering 3D printers. They used to be the service organization for the venerable DTM SLS Printers that did their duty for decades. This week at formnext, the company is introducing its RAPTOR series of 3D printers, which consists of two models.
The RAPTOR 84X-Q offers a build envelope of 800 x 400 x 480 mm and, according to LSS, is the first-ever polymer laser sintering platform with a quad laser/scanner system. This allows for extremely fast production rates. A dual laser/scanner module will be available under the name of RAPTOR 84X-D. The RAPTOR 22X-S is the entry-level model in the series, with a build envelope of 250 x 250 x 300 mm and high temperature printing capabilities.
Both models will be available in a TM version that features the Airbus-patented ThermoMelt process for high-performance industrial parts.
“The combination of modularity, highest productivity and the new ThermoMeltTM process enables LSS to take the next big step in becoming a leading solution provider for Industrial Additive Manufacturing and highly demanding applications,” said Guido Elbrecht, CEO of LSS. “The intrinsic features of our machines make high-performing, serial, and durable 3D printing a reality for our customers.”
The RAPTOR-TM series features high strength in the Z direction and delivers high density parts for a relatively low cost. Previously, the use of high performance polymers required high process temperatures, which caused significant thermal aging of the polymer and made it nearly impossible to reuse expensive materials like PEKK, PPA and PPS. ThermoMelt, on the other hand, as utilized by the RAPTOR-TM series, operates at lower temperatures and avoids thermal aging, making up to 95 percent recyclability of these polymers possible. Parts will be cheaper and much easier to make as a result.
“While designing the RAPTOR 84X-Q, we had typical LSS values in mind – be open, flexible, innovative and reliable,” said Hermann Hanning, CTO of LSS. “Thanks to its strict modular design, we can upgrade or modify the machine to match all process or application relevant requirements. This makes the RAPTOR series fit for the future and allows optimal integration and adaption according to the individual needs of each and every customer.”
LSS has branches in both Austria and Germany and describes itself as a customer-focused company that works with clients at every step of the additive manufacturing journey. The company offers not only machines but materials, peripheral systems and support, as well as spare parts and upgrades. In addition to laser sintering machines, LSS works with SLA 3D printers, though to a lesser extent.
Formnext is taking place in Frankfurt, Germany until November 16th. If you’re at the show, you can visit LSS and learn more about the new RAPTOR series at Booth E31 in Hall 3.1. 3DPrint.com is also at formnext; you can catch up on our continuing coverage of the show’s many ongoing developments.
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