3D Printers

Award winning SLS 3D printing with the Sintratec Kit

Sintratec is a Swiss company specializing in the development and production of SLS 3D printers. In 2016 the company released the Sintratec Kit, which remains the world’s first and only SLS 3D Printer in kit form. The company also produces the Sintratec S1 SLS 3D printer.

Hundreds of Kits have been sold, and the 3D printer has received one award and is nominated for another. BIBUS MENOS, Sintratec’s Polish distribution partner, awarded the Sintratec Kit the prize for the most innovative product on the Polish market. The 3D printer has also been nominated in the “Personal 3D Printer of the Year” category at the 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards.

The Sintratec Kit SLS 3D printer. Photo via Sintratec.
The Sintratec Kit SLS 3D printer. Photo via Sintratec.


Tomasz Weis, BIBUS MENOS team leader, said “we see great potential in the solutions that Sintratec is developing. Customers are looking for 3D printers that guarantee high-quality combined with an affordable price. We believe that the Sintratec S1 and the Sintratec Kit will open many new opportunities for customers who are interested in SLS technology.”

Inside the Sintratec Kit SLS 3D printer. Photo via Sintratec.
Inside the Sintratec Kit SLS 3D printer. Photo via Sintratec.

The world’s only SLS 3D printer kit

The Sintratec Kit is specifically designed for the production of functional prototypes and is an ideal entry point into the world of SLS 3D printing. The Kit, as the name suggests, is delivered to customers in kit form, meaning assembly is necessary. Sintratec says assembly takes one person around four days and requires no technical knowledge.

The Kit features a maximum print volume of 110 x 110 x 110 mm, printing with a layer height of 100 micrometers. Users are able to set parameters for 3D printing, such as laser speed and material temperature, allowing fine adjustments for specific powders.

SLS 3D printing can produce smooth, complex parts without the need for support structures. Sintratec’s Nylon PA12 Powder is designed for high-end SLS 3D printing, for strong, temperature-resistant and mechanically demanding parts and functional prototypes.

A 3D printed component in PA12 made on the Sintratec Kit. Photo via Sintratec

A 3D printed component in PA12 made on the Sintratec Kit. Photo via Sintratec
3D printed components in PA12 made on the Sintratec Kit. Photos via Sintratec.

British biotech company FabRx has been using the Kit to 3D print medicine. The adjustable printing parameters of the Kit made it the perfect choice for 3D printing many medical compounds in a range of shapes and sizes. “The Sintratec Kit allows us a whole new approach to the development of new medicines. Following the surprising results, we bought another Sintratec Kit recently!” said Fabrizio Fina, a PhD student working with FabRx.

A 3D printed component in TPE made on the Sintratec Kit. Photo via Sintratec

A 3D printed component in TPE made on the Sintratec Kit. Photo via Sintratec
3D printed components in TPE made on the Sintratec Kit. Photos via Sintratec.

Sintratec initially launched the Kit with the help of a crowdfunding campaign, which delivered 60 Kits to backers. The Kit is available for €4,999, far less than many competing SLS 3D printers.

Sintratec is currently employing people in a variety of roles, including a Java Developer, Cloud Architect and Frontend Developer 60-100%. You can view these roles on the 3D Printing Jobs board.

Sintratec recently expanded its distribution network by partnering with the French 3D printing consultancy Kallisto, which now sells the Sintratec Kit and Sintratec S1 3D printers in France.

The Sintratec Kit is available online now.

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Featured image shows the Sintratec Kit. Image via Sintratec.

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