- Print engine: selective laser sintering.
- Build volume: 165 x 165 x 320 mm, layer thickness: 100 µm.
- Material refresh rate: up to 50 %.
- Startup time: 60 minutes, connectivity: ethernet or Wi-Fi.
- Dimensions: 677 x 668 x 1059 mm, weight - 88 kg.
The Formlabs Fuse 1 is a professional SLS 3D printer manufactured by Formlabs
The Fuse 1, using the SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) 3D printing process, can produce high-quality objects and parts, with a minimum layer thickness of 100 µm. The Fuse 1 is designed to 3D print objects with the same mechanical properties that can be expected from a professional 3D printing service bureau.This 3D printer uses the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printing technology. The SLS 3D printing process uses a laser to precisely fuse Nylon powder layer after layer, until the part is finally done.
Characteristics and features of the Formlabs Fuse 1 SLS 3D Printer
The SLS 3D printing process builds parts from a powder bed, which means that they can be produced support-free. SLS allows geometric complexity of designs and a better finish direct from the 3D printer. The material used in the machine can also be re-used (up to 50% recycled powder) on a next 3D printing process to save money.
3D printing materials for the Formlabs Fuse 1
The available 3D printing materials include high strength and chemical-resistant plastics such as PA 12 and PA 11, used in the industry for functional prototyping and end-user parts. PA means Polyamide and is also known as Nylon. Nylon has some very interesting properties for prototyping, but also for the production of series. Nylon bends and returns to its original form, rather than fracturing suddenly. Nylon is great for structural, load bearing, or mechanical parts. Nylon is suitable for high temperature applications and parts that need to tolerate heat.