April 5, 2019
Sintratec presents its new selective laser sintering (SLS) solution for the first time in the U.S. The selective laser sintering system “Sintratec S2” will mark its U.S. premiere at Rapid + TCT in Detroit (booth 1753). The modular and compact system is built for scalability.
The SLS system offers rapid prototyping as well as rapid manufacturing. Besides printing prototypes, the system enables producing small series too.
The Sintratec S2 features a closed-loop workflow. Users benefit from a complete 3D printing system covering all processes from printing to post-processing. The engineered SLS solution also allows material changes and printing almost without interruption. Inserting print-ready units for the next job takes just a few seconds. Material swaps can be made faster and happen without any contamination of other printing materials too. A de-powdering system and two additional modules for post-processing (a sand-blasting module and a polishing module) ensure fast finishing work.
This system solution is expandable. Companies can scale their production according to their needs. Users can easily integrate additional modules like a second laser sintering station or another material handling station. The user then increases the solution's flexibility in material variety and output capacity.
The Sintratec S2 consists of three main modules: the Laser Sintering Station (LSS), the Material Core Unit (MCU) and the Material Handling Station (MHS). The Laser Sintering Station enables users to print consistent objects at a high speed. The movable Material Core Units can be easily removed and interchanged between the Laser Sintering Station and the Material Handling Station.
The Sintratec S2 is equipped with some other features. For example, the cylindrical printing area and the ring lamps guarantee a heat distribution during the printing process. Thanks to a 4K camera the printing process can be monitored in detail. The Material Handling Station allows an efficient unpacking of prints and recycling of printing materials. Easy to access, this module was constructed to be operated at the user’s arm level.
The Sintratec S2 3D printing system includes fast powder-handling and post-processing. The fully-integrated solution is monitored and controlled via touchscreen and easy to use.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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