Polish 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit has launched an online webinar series dedicated to highlighting the benefits of adopting its new Lisa X machine.
Said to be up to ten times quicker than the firm’s previous-fastest Lisa PRO system, the Lisa X is designed to deliver an industrial-grade print speed that helps users accelerate their products’ times to market. Through its online webinars, Sinterit has now set out to clarify how the technology behind the machine works, outline its potential applications and answer questions directly from industry participants.
“In our Lisa X webinars, we will share where it lands in our offering, what its key features are, how it’s different from our other printers and how it works technically,” explained Sinterit CEO Maxime Polesello ahead of the company’s first Lisa X webinar. “We’ll also share all the benefits of the Lisa X based on your applications, as well as pricing and delivery details, before finishing with a Q&A session.”
Sinterit’s turn towards industrial SLS
During the webinar, Polesello was keen to emphasize that from day one, Sinterit has been “focused on delivering high-performance Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) solutions to market that are accessible to all professionals.” In large part, the company has attempted to achieve this via its suite of Lisa 3D printers, the first of which was initially launched in 2016 and remains part of its offering to this day.
Building on the capabilities of the original entry-level Lisa, the firm released its more advanced Lisa PRO system two years later. Thanks to its built-in nitrogen chamber and open setup, the firm’s second machine was made able to process third party materials, providing it with a flexibility that has since allowed it to be applied in everything from fastener product iteration to bionsensor part prototyping.
Following the success of its first two 3D printers, Sinterit unveiled a more industrial system in September 2021, the NILS 480. Built with throughput in mind, the unit features the largest build volume of all Sinterit’s machines at 200 x 200 x 330 mm, and an upgraded laser scanning system. With the Lisa X, the firm is therefore continuing this industrial push, while keeping the Lisa’s distinctive compact shape.
A live streamed Lisa X showcase
Presented by Polesello, alongside Sinterit’s International Channel Manager Dominik Stasiak and Head of R&D Michal Grzymala-Moszczynski, the first webinar in its series aired in December 2021. During the session, Polesello made it clear that its latest launch is worthy of the Lisa name, keeping the open material benefits of its predecessors, while packing a “revolutionary” 3D printing speed boost.
As a result, it was said that the Lisa X now has the performance needed to “unlock the areas where SLS really makes sense,” like functional prototyping and producing larger end-use parts, while in practise, the firm’s Head of R&D said that it’s capable of printing PA12 at speeds of up to 14mm/h, making it the fastest of its kind on the market, and therefore ideal for accelerating product iteration.
On the subject of applications, Stasiak also chipped in, sharing how switching to the Lisa X could benefit SLS manufacturers in the audience. When used to produce a standard electrical connector, Stasiak said that Sinterit’s newest machine was found to be capable of 3D printing 540 parts over a period of 28 hours, while its previous-quickest Lisa PRO could only create 224 of the parts in 205 hours.
This performance gap, according to Grzymala-Moszczynski, is down to the Lisa X’s build volume, which at 7.72 cubic liters, is 80% bigger than the Lisa PRO’s 4.3-liter equivalent. The former has also switched from an XY to a galvo system, which features a mirror-based setup, that Sinterit’s Head of R&D hailed as being capable of directing lasers “exactly where they’re needed,” hence its improved speed.
Putting the Lisa X into practise
Polsello rounded off the presentation segment of Sinterit’s Lisa X webinar by revealing what some of its firms involved in testing the machine had to say about its performance. While a Professor Douroumis at the University of Greenwich was quoted as saying that the system accelerated his team’s material testing regime, Thisen Bird, an engineer at Bulgin, praised its same-day prototyping capabilities.
Once Polesello had wrapped this portion up, he went on to open the webinar to questions, providing participants with an opportunity to press Sinterit’s leadership team on the Lisa X’s capabilities. Sinterit’s audience did not disappoint, with attendees going on to pose probing queries ranging from how the machine deals with scanning errors, to switching between its compatible materials during manufacturing.
For those that missed it the first time around, the Q&A has now been made available on YouTube along with the rest of the session, and those seeking to take part in the next one won’t have to wait long either, with Sinterit’s second Lisa X webinar scheduled for January 18, 2021 at 5pm (GMT).
Set to last around an hour, Sinterit’s event will once again see it delve deep into its latest product, covering both its specifications and how these can be deployed by users in vastly different industries to achieve their business goals. The webinar will also offer participants another chance to pose questions to Grzymala-Moszczynski, and really get into the detail behind the industrial Lisa X.
Those interested in taking part in Sinterit’s second Lisa X webinar can sign up here.
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Featured image shows a scaled panoramic shot of Sinterit’s Lisa X at a recent industry trade show. Photo via Sinterit.