- Formlabs also announces Nylon 11 CF Powder, a strong, carbon-fiber reinforced material that expands applications for manufacturers.
Formlabs, a leading 3D printing company, has announced the release of its Fuse 1+ 30W SLS 3D printer, which is the company’s most powerful industrial selective laser sintering printer to date. Based on the success of the Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, the Fuse 1+ 30W incorporates upgraded components, including a much more powerful laser, to enable new high-performance materials and deliver superior throughput, allowing customers to produce parts up to two times faster.
The Fuse 1+ 30W boasts industry-leading print speeds enabled by a powerful laser and rapid scanning speed of up to 12.5 meters per second thanks to an upgraded galvanometer system.
“Since launching the Fuse 1 in January 2021, Formlabs has single handedly expanded the SLS market, accounting for more than 50 percent of SLS printer sales in that time. With the Fuse 1+ 30W, we’re pushing SLS 3D printing to new heights — delivering truly rapid, high-throughput SLS printing at a price point that companies can afford. In total, Formlabs has sold over 100,000 professional SLA printers — more than any other 3D printer manufacturer — and the Fuse 1+ 30W sets us up to similarly dominate the SLS market.”– Max Lobovsky, CEO and co-founder of Formlabs
Fuse 1+ 30W SLS 3D Printer
Formlabs is the professional 3D printer of choice for engineers, designers, and healthcare professionals all over the world, serving industries ranging from engineering and manufacturing to dental and healthcare. The Fuse 1+ 30W provides industrial power at a low cost. It integrates new components to improve throughput and material performance while operating as a compact, contained ecosystem. It is designed for reliability and an efficient end-to-end workflow.
The Fuse Series hardware and Formlabs software maximize efficiency at every stage of the process, from print setup to powder recovery and mixing. As a result, the SLS printer is truly fast, producing high-performance parts in hours rather than days.
Formlabs’ newest material, Nylon 11 CF Powder, can produce lightweight rigid parts that can withstand repeated impact, making it ideal for replacement and spare alternatives to metal parts, high-impact equipment, and functional composite prototypes to support the Fuse 1+ 30W print capabilities. Formlabs customers will get the best of nylon and carbon fiber with Nylon 11 CF Powder, a highly stable, high-performance material ideal for end-use applications requiring both high stiffness and superior strength.
Fuse 1+ 30W Features
- High throughput and quick turnaround thanks to 30W laser printing at scan speeds of up to 12.5 meters per second, with parts delivered in-house in less than 24 hours.
- The active powder handling system enables the development of new industrial-grade materials.
- Because of a nitrogen supply option, printed material properties are competitive with industry leaders.
- Low-waste printing is enabled by high packing density and powder recyclability, resulting in a low cost per part and a quick ROI.
Nylon 11 CF Powder
In addition to the Fuse 1+ 30W, the company released Nylon 11 CF Powder, the newest addition to the Formlabs SLS materials library designed for end-use applications with the Fuse 1+ 30W. Users will be able to create strong, lightweight parts in-house using this nylon-based, carbon fiber reinforced powder.
Nylon 11 CF Powder Features
- Carbon fiber-filled;
- High stiffness and dimensional stability;
- High degree of vibration / impact resistance with a high strength-to-weight ratio;
- Thermally stable
Fuse 1+ 30W SLS 3D printer is available to order now starting at $27,499 USD, and will begin shipping in late August.
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