SLS 300 This selective-laser-sintering printer from 3D Systems is appropriate for office, lab and workshop settings. No special infrastructure is needed; the printer produces an acceptable noise level for an office environment, and requires no chiller or fume extractor. Its patented powder system keeps users from having to come into direct contact with any powder during powder loading. It has a 13.3-inch touch-screen control and offers contextual help guides for tasks such as loading powder or extracting finished parts. An integrated camera lets users monitor ongoing print jobs and shows estimated finishing time and status.
What’s new? The SLS 300, which 3D Systems debuted at Formnext.
Benefits True plug-and-play capabilities. The SLS 300 plugs directly into a standard power outlet, and users can be up and running in less than an hour. Using the SLS 300, functional prototypes, tools and other parts that match the mechanical strength properties of injection molded parts can be produced without specialized staff expertise, infrastructure investments or complex powder handling. To increase productivity, print jobs can be started and monitored remotely.
3D Systems, Rock Hill, S.C., 885-598-1438, www.3dsystems.com
4.8 square feet
12 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches