From Sintratec: Morad, a leading distributor of aluminum and glass systems, is one of the first companies in Poland to implement the Sintratec S2 into their production. The modular SLS system is used to develop new products for the construction industry and to respond quickly to unconventional customer needs.
The Hybrid Materials Laboratory at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) is developing new composite materials. In addition to a wide range of production and analytical equipment, the Ticino researchers also make use of a Sintratec Kit.
Radiate Engineering & Design GmbH, a start-up, is a composites development service provider that helps companies from the medical technology, sports and leisure, and aviation industries to optimize their value creation and supply chains. The service focuses on the development and implementation of market-ready disruptive solutions in the field of fiber composites.
In the past, producing ingenious grippers involved a great deal of effort. But now, the laser sintering process perfected by Sintratec has suddenly opened the door to completely new solutions and previously undreamed-of possibilities. SLS technology allows the creation of complex objects with an almost unlimited variety of shapes – objects that can also withstand mechanical stress and which are stable over the long term.
In an interdisciplinary course the team around mechanical engineering student Eric Hayoz developed a multifunctional tap attachment. To be able to construct the prototype in a timely manner, the students also made use of the SLS technology.
He sets chairs, tables and chandeliers in motion. Robotics, design and architecture are closely interwoven in his prototypes, studies and products. Stephan Henrich uses additive manufacturing as a pioneering design tool for furniture, objects and installations.
Sintratec service technician Dario is a passionate mountain bike rider. To optimize his bicycle, he redesigned various components and 3D printed them on the Sintratec S2 system. Once assembled, the parts were successfully put to the test on a downhill trail.
In order to make a positive contribution to the current topic of sustainability and climate change, the Share your BICAR AG, which is located in the ZHAW, has taken on the challenge of creating a sustainable electric vehicle. Completely emission-free, the single-seater comes on three wheels and represents a suitable solution for urban mobility with weather protection and freedom from helmets.
A question we often get asked is “How strong are SLS printed parts?”.
One option is to have your Sintratec Kit prints parts out of a nylon (PA12) powder, which is fused together by a laser. This method raises questions of strength, because the printed part is not a solid chunk of nylon. On the flip side, sintered nylon is surprisingly tough and holds detailed features well.
The Sintratec Kit is a compact but mighty desktop SLS printer that can be packed full of parts for printing. Since each layer takes about the same time, whether it's 1 part or 64 parts, it is more effective to utilize as much of the volume as possible. This means you can load up the build chamber to print overnight and it will be ready for cleanup and running the next day.