Formlabs Launches Fuse 1 in APAC Region, Dramatically Expanding Access to Production-Ready 3D Printing
SINGAPORE, June 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Formlabs, a leading 3D printing company, today announced that the world’s first industrial selective laser sintering (SLS) benchtop 3D printer, the Fuse 1, will begin shipping to selected regions of the APAC region this month. The Fuse 1 will allow engineers, designers and manufacturers at all levels to rethink product development, hybrid manufacturing and end production. Additionally, the company launched Fuse Sift, an aftertreatment system for the Fuse 1, with Nylon 12 and recently announced Nylon powder 11.
While Formlabs Nylon 12 Powder is a versatile material that offers high detail and dimensional accuracy, Nylon 11 Powder is ideal when durability and performance are critical. The ductility, strength and flexibility of nylon 11 powder are suitable for end use parts which must be able to withstand impact and resist wear over time. Nylon 11 and Nylon 12 powders are two of many materials Formlabs plans to launch for the Fuse 1, reaffirming the company’s position as a complete solution for end-use 3D printing by expanding material versatility. powder-based.
Engineers and large manufacturers have long trusted SLS technology for its ability to print robust and functional prototypes and final parts, but its high cost and complex workflow have historically limited access to large enterprises. The Fuse 1 and Fuse Sift enhance the unique benefits offered by SLS, while making it accessible to businesses of all sizes and types with unprecedented accessibility and ease of use.
Form 1 stereolithographic printing (SLA) redefined for the additive manufacturing industry 10 years ago, and now the Fuse 1 brings the same standard of reliability and affordability that Formlabs customers expect from it. industrial 3D printing, ”said Max Lobovsky, CEO and co-founder of Formlabs. “SLS 3D printing shouldn’t be just for people with big budgets, it should be accessible so that all businesses – from startups to large manufacturers – can benefit from the design freedom and high productivity that offers SLS 3D printing. “
Fuse 1 will allow Formlabs to significantly expand market size of industrial 3D printing, unlocking truly production ready 3D printing for a whole new set of customers. Formlabs’ comprehensive end-to-end SLS printing workflow takes the guesswork out and challenges of creating strong, functional parts while minimizing costs, freeing many organizations from their dependence on expensive and slow external solutions .
“We previously used an outsourced injection molding workflow to deliver prosthetics to patients young and old, helping them improve mobility and increase functionality; but this process was extremely slow and did not allow for the customization needed for each patient, ”said Matthew mikosz, founder of Partial Hand Solutions and Fuse 1 beta user. “Fuse 1 gives us the design freedom to truly customize our prostheses, as well as the high productivity and throughput needed to quickly deliver this solution to our patients.
After seven years of development, Formlabs is delivering on its promise to bring this powerful technology to market at an affordable price without compromising on quality. Engineers, product designers and manufacturers choose SLS printers for their design freedom, high productivity and throughput, and low cost per part. The Fuse 1 allows users to take control of their entire product development process, from iteration of their / first concept design to manufacturing ready-made nylon production-ready products. .
Fuse 1of features include:
- Modular build chamber that allows continuous printing and reduces downtime;
- End-to-end workflow with the Fuse Sift, for parts cleaning and powder recycling
- Patent pending Surface Armor technology that creates a semi-sintered shell around the part to protect the surface during printing;
- Recycling rate determined by user, up to 70% recycled material for nylon 12 and 50% for nylon 11
- Real-time print analysis with visual monitoring from inside the build chamber
- Nylon 12 refresh rate, the minimum fresh powder ratio required to print, 30% for minimal material waste.
- Nylon 11 Powder, a durable high performance nylon material ideal for functional prototyping and small batch production. Push 3D printing out of prototyping into production.
Fuse 1 is available to order today in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Australia from our network of authorized resellers. E-mail [email protected] if you would like to know more about regional availability.