|Technology||Powder Bed Fusion > SLS|
|Material||Thermoplastics > Engineering (PC, nylon…)|
|Topic||SLS 3D printing|
|Build size||150 × 200 × 260 mm5.91 × 7.87 × 10.24 in|
Sinterit Lisa Pro review
This printer’s main drawback, in comparison with ordering your parts online or using a desktop FDM printer, is the fact that powder is very volatile and it’s easy to make a mess. Although the Lisa Pro could technically be placed more or less anywhere you want given its relatively compact footprint, it’s much preferable to have a dedicated room for it.
In any case, it is a great choice if you’re looking to produce parts in small series or if you need to print prototypes on a regular basis. It is also a solid alternative to using a 3D printing service: depending on your output, you can quickly amortize your initial investment and bring down production costs.
- Excellent part quality and details
- Intuitive interface and software
- No particularly technical training is required
- Affordable access to SLS technology and its benefits
- Printer-farm-ready software
- Careful quality control and pre-calibration
- Leftover powder is reusable
- Powder handling can get messy
- Can’t really be used in an open-space type office (heat, dust/powder, footprint)
- Slow print speed (20+ hours for a small part) and time-consuming post-processing
- Currently limited choice of materials and colors (Nylon/TPE/TPU in shades of grey)
Sinterit Lisa Pro overview
The Sinterit Lisa Pro is an office size SLS 3D printer made by Sinterit, a manufacturer from Poland. Sinterit is a pioneer in the desktop powder 3D printer market.
We were invited to travel to Sinterit’s headquarters to test the Lisa Pro. Find out more in our full Sinterit Lisa Pro review.
This powder 3D printer for professionals is based on the Sinterit Lisa SLS 3D printer. Like its predecessor, the Lisa Pro uses Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printing technology. Also called laser sintering, this 3D printing technique uses a laser as a power source to sinter powdered material directly in the 3D printer bed.
Furthermore, the Lisa Pro has a built-in nitrogen chamber. This eliminates oxygen from the 3D printing process so that the material will not oxidize and will not lose its properties. This feature allows for more material possibilities.
Lisa Pro vs. Lisa
Sinterit has enhanced the Lisa Pro with both hardware and software (Sinterit Studio) improvements, making this 3D printer one of the easiest to use on the market.
- Nitrogen chamber: provides users with more material choices in comparison with the Lisa 1.
- Bigger build volume: the Lisa Pro boasts a taller build volume than its previous version (260 mm vs. 150 mm respectively).
- 7-inch color touchscreen: the Lisa Pro features a bigger touchscreen than the Lisa 1.
Lisa Pro: compatible powder materials
This powder 3D printer is compatible with a variety of Sinterit materials:
- Flexible TPU (Flexa Grey and Flexa Black)
It is possible to re-use leftover powder from one 3D printing process to another. New 3D prints may include up to 100% recycled powder.
Sinterit Lisa Pro price
The manufacturer price for this professional benchtop SLS 3D printer is €11,990 (or $17,990 for the US market).
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