Sindoh, the Korea-based specialist of both 2D and 3D printers, is introducing the new Sindoh S100, its first industrial polymer 3D printer based on SLS technology. The Sindoh S100 will also be the first commercially available 3D printer to feature Bluesint PA12 technology to 3D print with up to 100% recycled powder.
The Sindoh S100 features a large build volume of 510 x 510 x 500 mm. It is intended as a manufacturing-proof machine that guarantees the reproducibility of the builds with consistent printing accuracy. It provides an industry-leading scanning speed of up to 15m/s (33ft/s) and is equipped with 2 lasers with each laser covering the full printing field. The lasers have a variable spot size thanks to 3D axes scanning technology which makes it possible to change the spot size on the fly, independently for each laser. Combined with the capability to work with variable layer thicknesses, this new machine guarantees very high productivity. Sindoh S100’s semi-automatic calibration function and remote diagnostic maintenance capabilities ensure high efficiency in operation and maintenance.
The machine gives engineers and operators more control over the printing process by enabling them to tweak the machine and its process parameters. Processing temperatures up to 200℃ allow for use of a wide variety of popular SLS materials such as Evonik PA12, BASF Ultrasint PA11, TPU and PP.
In addition, the Sindoh S100 is the first commercially available machine that can print with up to 100% recycled powder thanks to Bluesint PA12, a process technology developed by Materialise that eliminates powder waste during 3D printing. The result would be printed objects using 100% recycled powder, demonstrating comparable mechanical and visual properties as parts made from fresh powder. With the Bluesint PA12, powder that would normally be wasted can be given a second life to make new parts, drastically increasing the resource efficiency of laser sintering.
Each S100 is bundled with Magics Print 25, a Materialise Build Processor, and its Control Platform (MCP) to offer the best user experience of file fixing and pre-print processing as well as advanced process control. In addition, the machine is fully compatible with Magics RP and Streamics to support industry-scale 3D print production. Sindoh S100 also offers cloud-based access to crucial machine data for remote diagnostic support and maintenance.
Dr. Woo, Suk-Hyung, Chairman of Sindoh commented: “Sindoh S100 has both performance and economic values through its large build volume and an unparalleled powder recycling rate.” “This new product also demonstrates the excellent synergy of Materialise Software and the 60 years of hardware manufacturing experience of Sindoh. Combining the latest technologies of both companies enables a significant reduction in production cost as well as excellent printing performance.”
Materialise is also the first company to acquire Sindoh S100 printers, for a total of five units. The Belgian company operates one of the largest 3D printing factories in the world. With the Bluesint PA12 technology, it can now offer customers a manufacturing choice with superior technical specifications as well as minimized environmental footprints. “Bluesint PA12 represents a major step towards making 3D printing more sustainable.”, said Fried Vancraen, CEO of Materialise. “The introduction of the Sindoh S100 printer, the first to support Bluesint PA12, will help us empower our customers to make a choice for sustainability.”