The Polish company Sinterit, known for its budget SLS 3D printers Lisa and Lisa Pro (https://top3dshop.com/blog/reviews/sinterit-lisa-pro-review), rolled out a new additive system by the technology of selective laser sintering – this time already an industrial-grade one, but also relatively inexpensive.
The NILS 480 has a larger workspace and is much more convenient to use through the automation of some processes, and is relatively inexpensive. The developers estimate the payback period of the new 3D printers as only forty days.
According to Maxime Polesello, Sinterit SEO, the company decided to “reinvent” the industrial 3D printer after selling more than a thousand compact solutions. He added that the main goal was to provide the SLS 3D printing of the highest quality possible without serious compromises to availability and affordability. The NILS 480 was designed with this in mind.
The size of the working area of the 150kg system is 200 x 200 x 330mm, versus 150x200x150mm for the Lisa and 150 x 200 x 260mm for the Lisa Pro. A work cycle with maximum use of usable volume takes no more than thirty hours. Users will be able to manually configure more than fifty parameters to work with different materials, including those from third-party manufacturers. Native consumables include polyamide-11 and polyamide-12, an anti-static version of polyamide-11, three variants of thermoplastic polyurethane (Flexa Bright, Flexa Soft, and Flexa Grey), thermoplastic elastomer, and polypropylene.