Sinterit forms partnership with Forward AM

Jan. 11, 2022
They will work together to create new materials for SLS printing technology.
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3D printer OEM Sinterit has announced a partnership with Forward AM, the materials brand of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH. 

The cooperation between the companies is dedicated to jointly developing the compact selective laser sintering (SLS) segment with related materials and hardware, as well as industrial applications. 

Sinterit’s first printer, Lisa, was designed to bridge the gap between professional SLS technology and less precise technologies available for small and medium-sized companies. The company entered the industrial segment with the larger-volume NILS 480 SLS printer. 

Entering the industrial segment and strengthening cooperation with Forward AM will speed up the work on introducing new materials to the market, according to the company.  

Forward AM is developing dedicated materials for SLS technology, aiming to make functional 3D powder materials widely available and affordable. Sinterit will introduce work-ready materials for its Lisa and NILS lines, said Konrad Głowacki, Sinterit cofounder responsible for product management. 

“The combination of Sinterit’s hardware and our SLS powders will enable customers to realize new industrial applications in reliable high quality. This step contributes to the continuous industrialization of additive manufacturing,” said Stefan Josupeit, head of business line powder bed fusion, BASF 3D Printing Solutions.  

3D Herndon distributes Sinterit printers in the U.S. for the Kraków, Poland, manufacturer. Forward AM R&D laboratories are located in Ludwigshafen, Germany; Lyon, France; Shanghai; and Wyandotte, Mich.