SondaSys is an industrial selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer set to launch at formnext in Frankfurt 14th to 17th November 2017. It is made by a company of the same name, and produced/developed by various strands of Solveere, a specialist rapid prototyping business first launched in 2006.
Based in Poland, SondaSys joins the ranks of a number of other 3D printer developers in the country, including Zortrax and Sinterit. Though the competition produces the Sinterit LISA desktop SLS machine, the SondaSys is the first industrial scale SLS machine to come out of the country, and it comes with a unique, patented system that helps in post processing, and material economy.
Switch and save build chamber
As a new challenger in the industrial SLS market, SondaSys’ main advantage is its two size exchangeable build chambers, at 250 x 250 x 350 mm and 350 x 350 x 600 mm. By using the smaller chamber, users can make effective material savings when it comes to recycling the powdered material for the next build. In addition, switching between chambers is protected by a patented “easy-change” system.
Materials and pricing
SondaSys operates on an open materials platform meaning virtually any powdered polymer on the market can be used inside the system. Materials, such as polyamide 11 and 12 made by Exceltec are specially tuned for 3D printing with the system.
The SondaSys 3D printer operates via dedicated software and a user-friendly interface designed for operation without specialized training. Jobs can be controlled using PC, tablet or smartphone, with options to connect via ethernet, USB and Industry 4.0-ready wi-fi.
In addition to the 3D printer, users will receive a model cleaning system and powder mixer within the price – which is under wraps until the official launch next month in Frankfurt.
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Featured image shows the SondaSys industrial SLS 3D printer. Image via SondaSys