Formlabs LauncHes “Fuse 1” Ready-To-Produce 3D Printer in Asia Pacific.
Formlabs, a leading 3D printer company, announces that it will begin to ship Fuse 1, the world’s first desktop industrial Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printer, to several countries across Asia-Pacific within this month. This Fuse 1 printer will help engineers, designers and manufacturers of all levels to be able to transform the product development, hybrid productions and the productions for downstream usage. In addition, the Company has launched Fuse Sift, a post workpiece production processing system, along with Nylon 12 and Nylon 11 powder.
Formlabs’ Nylon 12 powder is a versatile material that also offers highly dimensional resolution and precision while Nylon 11 powder is optimally suitable where high durability and performance, tensile toughness, strength and flexibility, are required. They are therefore ideally suitable for the productions of parts for the downstream usage that are subject to prolonged shocks and abrasion. Other than Nylon 11 and Nylon 12 powders, there are also a number of other materials that Formlabs has planned to sell along with Fuse 1. Such usefulness expansion on various applications of such powder materials has reflected that the Company is a leader in the totally complete 3D printing solutions on the productions for downstream usage.
SLS technology is trustful by engineers and major manufacturers for its performance in printing sampling parts and products for downstream usage that are durable, robust and actually applicable. However, the high cost and complex working steps have made the access into it limited to large companies only. Fuse 1 printer and Fuse Sift system help leverage the strengths of SLS while, at the same time, making it possible for accessibility by companies of all sizes and types at an affordable price and easy for use that has never been before.
“10 years ago, Form 1 changed the definition of stereolithography (SLA) printing technology for the industrial manufactures in the form of the additions of the material textures, and today, Fuse 1 will set the same standard of reliability, functionality and accessibility in the same way as Formlabs customers have expected from 3D printing,” Mr. Max Lobovsky, CEO and Formlabs Co-founder, said, “SLS 3D printing shouldn’t be limited to the enormous budget companies, but, it must be accessible by all companies from the startups to large manufacturers in order to be benefited from the freedom of high level of design and productivity which can occur by 3D printing with SLS technology.”
Fuse 1 will enable Formlabs to sustainably enlarge the industrial 3D printing markets and unlock 3D printing that is ready to support the productions of the new customer groups. Formlabs’ end-to-end SLS printing technology helps to eliminate the guesswork and challenge in building rugged and actually functional parts as well as reducing costs and freeing many organizations from having to rely on expensive and slow outsourced printing solutions.
After 7 years of the development, Formlabs has fulfilled its promise by bringing this powerful technology to market at the affordable prices without any compromising on the quality. All product design engineers and manufacturers are choosing SLS printers for freedom on the designs, productivity, high throughput per unit time and low cost per piece.
Fuse 1 helps users to be able to totally control over the product development process from the step of fabricating the first design concept to the production of ready-to-use products with nylon being readily available for the production.
Fuse 1 Features Consist of
- Slot for forming parts that can be disassembled and help in continuous printing and reducing downtime.
- Fully integrated operation with Fuse Sift system; supporting part cleaning and powder recycling.
- Surface Armor technology which is still patent- registration pending has the duty to create a protective shell semi-sintered around the parts to protect the surface while printing.
- User-defined recycling rate, up to 70% for Nylon 12 and 50% for Nylon 11.
- Real-time printing analysis with the display from within the molding cavity.
- Nylon 12 has a refresh rate, which is a minimum ratio of 30% for new material powders required for printing, thus, resulting in minimal material loss.
- Nylon 11 powder, a durable, high performance nylon material, is optimally suitable for practical sample production and low-volume production to enable 3D printing to be used both for moldings, samples and actual productions.