3DChimera - Connecting the Dots

How Strong Are SLS Printed Parts?

How Strong Are SLS Printed Parts?

A question we often get asked is “How strong are SLS printed parts?”.

One option is to have your Sintratec Kit prints parts out of a nylon (PA12) powder, which is fused together by a laser. This method raises questions of strength, because the printed part is not a solid chunk of nylon. On the flip side, sintered nylon is surprisingly tough and holds detailed features well.

How much Can You Fit In Your Sintratec Kit?

How much Can You Fit In Your Sintratec Kit?
The Sintratec Kit is a compact but mighty desktop SLS printer that can be packed full of parts for printing. Since each layer takes about the same time, whether it's 1 part or 64 parts, it is more effective to utilize as much of the volume as possible. This means you can load up the build chamber to print overnight and it will be ready for cleanup and running the next day.  

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box
Many people look at the Sintratec Kit and believe the build volume is too small for their application. It’s true that the recommended 90 x 90 x 110 mm build volume would be too small to print many kinds of tall parts. However, there are still ways to print large parts on the Sintratec Kit!

Sintratec Kit Quality - Proof is in the Prints

Sintratec Kit Quality - Proof is in the Prints
Given the low price point of the Sintratec Kit, we often get customers who wonder if the Sintratec Kit is really able to deliver quality results.

You like HP MJF parts? Then you will LOVE Sintratec Desktop SLS parts!

You like HP MJF parts? Then you will LOVE Sintratec Desktop SLS parts!
If you have been watching the 3D printing industry at all over the last year, you could not miss the appearance of HP in the 3D printing market.  Frankly, the quality and surface finish on thesep arts is fantastic. There is a drawback though...the machines are super expensive (think north of $100k) and the parts printed as a service are not a bargain either, as most service bureaus are charging a premium for access to this new printer.

Desktop SLS for FabLabs, Makerspaces & Innovation Studios

Desktop SLS for FabLabs, Makerspaces & Innovation Studios
SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) 3D Printers have been available for years, but typically command huge price tags in the $100k-250k range.  With that introduction of Desktop SLS 3D printing, a new era of 3D printing capabilities is upon us, for a price tag less than $6k.

Industrial Quality - What does that even mean?

Industrial Quality - What does that even mean?
If you have spoken with us about 3D printing, you most certainly have heard us mention "Industrial Quality" when referring to our 3D printers from German RepRap, Makerbot or Sintratec.  Sure, "Industrial Quality" sounds like something you want...but what does it mean?

Desktop SLS - Can a kit really deliver?

Desktop SLS - Can a kit really deliver?
The Sintratec Kit is designed by professionals, for professional use.