PrintParts Inc. announced the integration of Formlabs” Fuse 1 Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) platform to expand the range of production parts.
The purchase of the machine, made available earlier this week, was made in response to growing market demand for nylon components. PrintParts believes that the addition of Fuse 1 will improve the ability to meet customer requirements for structural, structural and mechanical parts. It is one of the first service bureaus for SLS parts printed on fuse 1.
PrintParts has a range of 3D printing equipment that makes polymer and composite components for a range of vertical markets including aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, medical and jewelry. With its services, users can upload part files, select printing technologies and materials for their project, and have their parts shipped directly to their customers. The company has now added the Fuse 1 to this technology repertoire.
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“We have been using Formlabs SLA systems for over three years and have been impressed with the ease of use, range of materials and print quality,” said Cody Burke, Head of Partnerships at PrintParts. “The investment in the new Fuse 1 system was the next logical step for us to offer our customers high-quality SLS printing options in industrial quality in a cost-effective manner.”
Formlabs’ Fuse 1 was made available earlier this week after seven years of research and development. It has a build volume of 165 x 165 x 320 mm, can process materials such as nylon 12 and promises continuous printing and reduced downtime in a removable and replaceable build chamber.
“We have a great relationship with PrintParts and are pleased that they are among the first service bureaus to receive a Backup 1,” commented Dan Recht, Business Development Lead at Formlabs. “With the straightforward end-to-end SLS workflow that Fuse 1 offers, PrintParts can deliver high-performance prototypes and end-use parts to its customers.”
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