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Basic specs Price: $ 9,9998 549 €7,646 £1,130,047 ¥
Metascore
Manufacturer Formlabs
Category Professional
Technology Powder (SLS, SLM...)
Material Other plastics
Max. build size 165 × 165 × 320 mm6.5 × 6.5 × 12.6 in
Release date 2017
Country United States
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Formlabs Fuse 1 review

The Formlabs Fuse 1 is a professional SLS 3D printer manufactured by Formlabs, a Massachusetts-based company founded in September 2011. The Formlabs Fuse 1 has been introduced to the public in June 2017. Beta units are planned to start shipping late 2017; non-beta units are expected to begin shipping in Spring 2018.

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.

Formlabs also manufactures the Form 2.

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; like ABS or PLA does.
  • Nylon is great for structural, load bearing, or mechanical parts.
  • Nylon is suitable for high temperature applications and parts that need to tolerate heat.

Formlabs Fuse 1: FAQ

  • What is the Formlabs Fuse 1 material cost?

The Fuse 1 uses Nylon PA 12 as material in powder form. Nylon PA 12 is the industry standard to make strong end-use parts and durable prototypes. As of October 2018, Formlabs still hasn’t released princing information for the Nylon PA 12 powder used as a consumable by the Form 1.

  • What is the Formlabs Fuse 1 accuracy?

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.

Price of the Formlabs Fuse 1

The price of the Formlabs Fuse 1 starts at USD$9,999 for the 3D printer and build chamber only. A full package of the 3D printer, with post-processing powder removal station, extra piston power and materials, is available for a further $10,000 at $19,999.

General

Model Fuse 1
Manufacturer Formlabs
Metascore
Price $ 9,9998 549 €7,646 £1,130,047 ¥
Release date 2017
Country United States
Status Available
Category Professional
Technology Powder (SLS, SLM...)
Filament diameter
OS compatibility Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, Linux
Generic material No

Performance

XY accuracy
Max. build size 165 × 165 × 320 mm6.5 × 6.5 × 12.6 in
Max. build volume 8.71 L
Max. print speed
Min. layer thickness 0.1 mm0.004 in

Hardware

Dimensions 677 × 668 × 1059 mm26.65 × 26.3 × 41.69 in
Weight 88 kg194.01 lb
Nozzle diameter(s)
Power input @ 110-220 V 50-60 Hz AC

Features

Heated print bed No
Heated build chamber No
Automatic calibration No
Closed frame Yes
Dual extruder No
Independent Dual Extruder No
Full color No
LCD screen No
Touchscreen Yes
On-board camera Yes
Mobile app No
3D scanners No
CNC mill No
Electronics 3D printing No
Laser engraving No
Conveyor belt No

Connectivity

USB No
Wifi Yes
Bluetooth No
SD card No
Ethernet Yes