Formlabs also launches Nylon 11 CF-Powder - a strong, carbon fibre reinforced material for SLS 3D printing
Formlabs, a leading 3D printing company, today announced the Fuse 1+ 30W, its most powerful industrial selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer to date. The Fuse 1+ 30W builds on the success of the Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer by integrating more advanced components - including a much more powerful laser - to process new high-performance materials and deliver greater throughput. Customers can produce parts up to two times faster. With an enhanced galvanometer system, a powerful laser and a fast scan speed of up to 12.5 metres per second, the Fuse 1+ 30W achieves industry-leading print speeds.
In addition, Formlabs is introducing Nylon 11 CF Powder, the latest addition to the Formlabs SLS material library. This nylon-based, carbon fibre-reinforced powder enables users to produce strong yet lightweight parts themselves.
"Since launching the Fuse 1 in January 2021, Formlabs has single-handedly expanded the SLS market, accounting for more than 50 per cent of SLS printer sales in that time," said Max Lobovsky, CEO and co-founder of Formlabs. "With the Fuse 1+ 30W, we are taking SLS 3D printing to a new level. We offer ultra-fast, high-throughput SLS printing at a price that companies can afford. In total, Formlabs has sold over 100,000 professional SLA printers - that's more than any other 3D printer manufacturer in the world. With the Fuse 1+ 30W, we are positioned to similarly dominate the SLS market."
Formlabs is the first choice for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers and medical professionals around the world. The company serves a wide range of industries, from design and development to manufacturing, dental and healthcare. The Fuse 1+ 30W offers industrial performance at an affordable price. It is designed for reliability and an efficient end-to-end workflow. The 3D printer integrates new components to improve throughput and material performance and operates as a compact, closed-loop ecosystem. From print set-up to powder recovery and mixing, Fuse Series hardware and Formlabs software maximise efficiency at every step of the process. The result is a very fast SLS printer that produces high-performance parts in hours instead of days.
To support the Fuse 1+ 30W's printing capability, Formlabs' latest material, Nylon 11 CF Powder, can produce lightweight, strong parts that can withstand repeated impacts. This makes it ideal for spare and replacement metal parts, heavy-duty equipment and functional composite prototypes.
Nylon 11 CF Powder is a high-performance combination of nylon and carbon fibre that is perfect for end-use applications that require both high stiffness and strength.
Features of Fuse 1+ 30W include:
High throughput and short turnaround times with 30W laser printing at scanning speeds of up to 12.5 metres per second
In-house printing of parts within 24 hours
New, industrial-grade materials made possible by an active powder handling system
Properties of printed material are competitive with industry leaders thanks to nitrogen purge
Low-waste printing due to high packing density and powder recyclability, enabling low cost per part and fast ROI.
Nylon 11 CF powder features:
Carbon fibre reinforcement
High stiffness and dimensional stability
High degree of vibration and impact resistance with a high strength-to-weight ratio
The Fuse 1+ 30W can be ordered now at a price of $27,499. The printers will begin shipping in late August.