Sinterit Brand Review: Sinterit Lisa, Lisa Pro, Lisa X, NILS 480 SLS 3D Printers and More

Updated Apr 04, 2022 27152

In this article, we will introduce you to the Polish brand Sinterit, one of the major participants in the European market of 3D printer manufacturers. Here you can learn more about the history of the company and its products.

 

About Sinterit

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Sinterit is a major SLS 3D printer manufacturer from Poland. The company was founded in 2014. After years of reliable service, the main purpose of Sinterit remains to create advanced, yet practical 3D printers based on SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) technology. They claim that it could drastically change the world of manufacturing.  

SLS technology is a new step in the development of 3D printing. It allows you to produce parts that cannot be created using FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling), the most popular method on the 3D printing market at the moment. The Sinterit Lisa series, including Lisa, Lisa Pro, the company’s signature 3D printers, are well-known and loved all over the world. In the six years of the company’s existence, Sinterit has collected a large number of various Polish and European awards such as CD3D: The Best Polish 3D Printer of 2015 and Best desktop SLS 3D Printer - winter, spring, summer and fall 2018 according to All3DP.

 

Products

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SLS 3D-printers

As we’ve already said, Sinterit specializes in the production of 3D printers based on SLS or selective laser sintering. This technology is implemented by sequentially sintering layers of powder material using high-power lasers. Since the powder material, which surrounds the model during the process of printing, serves as a kind of support for the model, there is no need to create any special supporting structures or jumpers between the elements of the printed part.

Through the following table provides the information on the main characteristics of the company’s 3D printers:

Parameter

Lisa

Lisa PRO

Lisa X

NILS 480

Build volume

110 x 160 x 155 mm

 

4.3 x 6.3 x 6.1 in

110 x 160 x 245 mm

 

4.3 x 6.3 x 9.6 in

130 x 180 x 330 mm

 

5.1 x 7.1 x 13.0 in

200 x 200 x 330 mm

 

7.9 x 7.9 x 13.0 in

Max. print diagonal

248 mm

 

9.8 in 

313 mm

 

12.3 in

398 mm

 

15.7 in

435 mm

 

17.1 in 

Print speed

3 mm/h

3 mm/h

10-14 mm/h

10-14 mm/h

Laser type

IR 5 W

IR 5 W

IR 30 W

IR 30 W

Wavelength

808 nm

808 nm

976 nm

976 nm

Layer height

0.075–0.175 mm

 

0.003–0.006 in

0.075–0.175 mm

 

0.003–0.006 in

0.075–0.175 mm

 

0.003–0.006 in

0.075–0.175 mm

 

0.003–0.006 in

Scanning type

XY

XY

Galvo

Galvo

Laser spot size

400 μm

 

0.0157 in

400 μm

 

0.0157 in

650 μm

 

0.0256 in

560 μm

 

0.0220 in

Feed bed capacity

3.4 L

5.2 L

14 L

30 L

Inert gas control system

-

Automatic Powder Distribution System (APDS)

-

-

-

Continuous Printing System (CPS)

-

-

-

Outer dimensions

620 x 400 x 660 mm

 

24.4 x 15.8 x 26.0 in

690 x 500 x 880 mm

 

27 x 20 x 35 in

650 x 610 x 1200 mm

 

25.6 x 24.0 x 47.2 in

1200 x 1200 x 1750 mm

 

31.5 x 47 x 69 in

Weight

44.0 kg

 

96.8 lbs

90 kg

 

198 lbs

145 kg

 

330 lbs

300 kg

 

660 lbs

Display

4" interactive touchscreen

7" interactive touchscreen

9" interactive touchscreen

15.6" interactive touchscreen

Software

Sinterit Studio

Sinterit Studio

Sinterit Studio

Sinterit Studio 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi, USB

Wi-Fi, USB

Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB

Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB

Lisa

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Sinterit’s Lisa is one of the most affordable desktop SLS 3D printers available on the market. Despite the compact volume, it boasts high productivity. The main feature of the model is the ability to simultaneously make several different parts on the print bed, regardless of their connection to each other.

The printer is equipped with a 5-Watt laser print head. In addition to that, it has a microcomputer that enables autonomous wireless printing. The device also has an built-in camera and a touch screen which make it possible to monitor the printing process.

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Sinterit Lisa 3D printer
  • Assembly Fully-assembled
  • Built in camera for monitoring Yes
  • Closed print chamber Yes, fully closed
  • Connectivity USB cable
  • Display 4 inches LCD
  • Laser Class iv infrared laser, 5w, 808nm
  • Manufacturer Sinterit
  • Manufacturer country Poland
  • Max heated bed temperature 190°C
  • Operating system(s) Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
  • Outer dimensions millimeters (xyz) 650 x 550 x 400 mm
  • Printable material(s) PA12 powder, TPU / TPE Flexa powder
  • Slicing Sinterit Studio 2018
  • Weight kg 35 kg
  • Build volume 150 x 200 x 150 mm
  • Min layer height 75 Microns
  • Technology SLS
  • Price $12,990.00

 

Lisa Pro

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The Sinterit Lisa Pro is a desktop 3D printer for small-scale production of industry-grade quality parts. Thanks to its built-in nitrogen chamber, it is possible to use a wide range of materials for printing: PA11, PA12 Smooth, Flexa Soft, TPE, and more. 

Compared to the previous model, the Lisa Pro boasts an enlarged print chamber and gas supply system. The machine can produce large-scale parts up to 32 cm with high accuracy and complex structure. 

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Aimed at increasing your business efficiency, the printer can be successfully used in prototyping and small-scale manufacturing.

Sinterit Lisa Pro 3D printer
  • Assembly Fully-assembled
  • Built in camera for monitoring Yes
  • Closed print chamber Yes, fully closed
  • Connectivity Wi-fi, USB cable
  • Display 7 inches LCD
  • Laser Class 1 (IR LED 5 [W], class 5)
  • Manufacturer Sinterit
  • Manufacturer country Poland
  • Max heated bed temperature 392°F (200°C)
  • Operating system(s) Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
  • Outer dimensions millimeters (xyz) 690 x 500 x 880 mm
  • Printable material(s) Powder PA12, PA11, TPU material
  • Slicing Sinterit Studio 2018
  • Weight kg 90 kg
  • Build volume 150 x 200 x 260mm
  • Min layer height 75 Microns
  • Technology SLS
  • Price $17,990.00

 

Lisa X

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The Sinterit Lisa X is a brand new professional compact SLS 3D printer, the fastest in the series. Due to the increased print speed and extra build volume, the machine allows you to multiply your production by taking advantage of numerous smart features that improve the performance of the device.

The Lisa X provides revolutionary speed and outstanding powder refresh ratio, fast cooldown, simple material change, responsive display with user-friendly interface, and many advanced functions. It allows you to get detailed, high-quality outprints in a short time.

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The Sinterit Lisa X is designed mainly for (functional) prototyping and small to medium manufacturing in a variety of industries. The device is a perfect tool for designers, engineers, small and medium-sized businesses, and everyone who is ready to work with professional 3D equipment. Also, it is great for education and advanced R&D.

 

Sinterit Lisa X 3D printer
  • Assembly Fully-assembled
  • Built in camera for monitoring Yes
  • Closed print chamber Yes, fully closed
  • Connectivity Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB
  • Display 9" interactive touchscreen
  • File formats STL, 3MF, OBJ, 3DS, FBX, DAE
  • Laser spot size 650 Microns
  • Manufacturer Sinterit
  • Manufacturer country Poland
  • Max. print diagonally 398 mm
  • Max. print speed 14 mm/h
  • Operating system(s) Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
  • Outer dimensions millimeters (xyz) 650 x 610 x 1200 mm
  • Printable materials PA12 Smooth, PA11, PA11 ESD, Flexa Bright, Flexa Soft, Flexa Grey, TPE, PP Polypropylene
  • Software Sinterit Studio
  • Weight kg 150 kg
  • Build volume 130 x 180 x 330 mm
  • Layer height 0.075–0.175 mm
  • Technology SLS
  • Price $21,990.00

 

NILS 480

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The Sinterit NILS 480 is a professional industrial-grade SLS 3D printer for time- and ost-saving manufacture. Due to its enlarged build size, the application range is virtually unlimited.

NILS stands for New Industrial Laser Sintering, and provides excellent automation, performance, maintenance, machine speed, and other features that have been upgraded to accelerate the workflow and deliver quality results. The model is also known for its automated systems for powder distribution and continuous printing.

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The Sinterit NILS 480 can be used in a great many industries, the applications for this printer being virtually unlimited. For example, it can print large medical models, orthoses, automotive prototypes, housing for electronic devices, single-piece shoes, and a wide range of parts for different purposes.

 

Sinterit NILS 480 3D printer
  • Assembly Fully-assembled
  • Built in camera for monitoring Yes
  • Closed print chamber Yes, fully closed
  • Connectivity Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB
  • Display 15.6" interactive touchscreen
  • File formats STL, 3MF, OBJ, 3DS, FBX, DAE
  • Laser spot size 650–700 Microns
  • Manufacturer Sinterit
  • Manufacturer country Poland
  • Max. print speed 14 mm/h
  • Operating system(s) Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
  • Outer dimensions millimeters (xyz) 1200 x 1200 x 1750 mm
  • Printable materials PA12 Smooth, PA11, PA11 ESD, Flexa Bright, Flexa Soft, Flexa Grey, TPE, PP Polypropylene
  • Software Sinterit Studio
  • Weight kg 250 kg
  • Build volume 200 x 200 x 330 mm
  • Layer height 0.075–0.175 mm
  • Technology SLS

 

Materials

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PA materials are polyamide-based, one of the most well-known PA materials is nylon. Flexa materials are based on thermoplastic polyurethane.

  • PA11: the most common polymer for SLS, is characterized by a small particle size, which gives greater surface smoothness.
  • PA12: high-strength polyamide that can withstand loads of up to 41 megapascals and elongation at break up to 13%.
  • Flexa: material with increased softness and elasticity.

Powder particle size, nanometers:

  • PA11: 15-76, average - 40
  • PA12 Smooth: 20-100, average - 38
  • Flexa Black and Flexa Grey: 20-105

The table below shows the compatibility of the powders with the Sinterit printers.

 

NILS 480

LISA X

LISA PRO

LISA

Standard

 

 

 

 

PA12 Smooth

2/6 kg

PA11 Onyx

2/6 kg

 

Performance

 

 

 

 

PA11 CF

2/6 kg

 

PA11 ESD

2/6 kg

On demand

 

PP

6 kg

On demand

 

Flexible

 

 

 

 

TPE

2 kg

On demand

 

Flexa Bright

2 kg

On demand

 

Flexa Soft

2 kg

On demand

 

Flexa Grey

2/6 kg

 

Software

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Sinterit offers its own 3D modeling software, which helps create models for 3D printing. The program is called Sinterit Studio and it is an ideal tool for building 3D models of any kind. On top of that, it allows the user to monitor the state of the printer from the beginning to the end of the printing process and select the necessary amount of material. With this program, you can not only create your own projects, but also upload existing files in a wide range of formats: STL, OBJ, 3DS, FBX, DAE, 3MF. The software features:

  • intuitive guiding dashboard;
  • cost-effective auto-nesting;
  • full control over progress;
  • 50 printing parameters.

The company offers two different versions of the program with varying feature sets:

Sinterit Studio: provides you with all the functionalities to print with basic Sinterit powders (PA12 Smooth, Flexa Grey) in a standard manner, without additional printing parameters or 3rd party materials.

Sinterit Studio Advanced: gives access to flexible printing parameters including experimental printing settings and allows you to use 3rd party materials making for an open system.

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Add-on equipment

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Sand blasting machine Sandblaster

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Sinterit Sandblaster cleaning stations is an excellent solution for cleaning and polishing 3D printed parts. With the help of a stream of compressed air and an abrasive material (small glass balls), it is possible to penetrate the curves and corners of the model and polish every detail.

Sinterit Sandblaster
  • Abrasive material glass balls 200 microns
  • Abrasive material container capacity 5,44 kg
  • Air consumption 290 l/min
  • Compatible with ATEX Vacuum Cleaner
  • Dimensions 480 x 370 x 360 mm
  • Input voltage 230 V / 50 Hz | 120 V / 60 Hz
  • Max pressure 125 [psi] | 8.62 [bar]
  • Working area 410 x 310 x 200 mm
  • Power Supply 6W
  • Weight 15 kg
  • Price $540.00

 

Sandblaster SLS

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The Sandblaster SLS is an advanced machine used to clean the SLS prints of powder residues, highlight every detail, polish the print surface, and enable better operation of moving parts. Compressed air and small glass beads provide exemplary quality in post-processing.

The Sandblaster SLS is compatible with the ATEX Vacuum Cleaner which makes for a dustless working environment.

Sinterit Sandblaster XL
  • Compatible with ATEX Vacuum Cleaner
  • Dimensions 760 x 500 x 720 mm
  • Illumination power 6W
  • Max. abrasive material capacity 10 kg
  • Working pressure 5.0–8.6 bar (72.5–125.0 psi)
  • Working area 675 x 450 x 415 mm
  • Weight 27 kg
  • Price $1,190.00

 

ATEX Vacuum Cleaner

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The ATEX Vacuum Cleaner is a perfect solution for efficient collecting and cleaning unsintered powder. Its handy functions will substantially streamline your workflow at a low cost. The proper certification guarantees a safe working environment.

Sinterit Intertek Vacuum Cleaner (USA)
  • Capacity of the collection unit 40 L
  • Dimensions 440 x 420 x 780 mm
  • Filter type Star, M class filtration
  • Max. air flow (rate) 215 m³/h
  • Noise level (EN ISO 3744) 77 dB(A)
  • Suction inlet 50 mm
  • Voltage 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz or 110 V AC 50/60 Hz
  • Power 1.1 kW
  • Weight 25 kg
  • Price $3,490.00

 

Powder sieving station Sieve

Sinterit Sieve

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Sinterit’s Powder Sieve sifting station is designed to help the user preserve the remaining material after printing for later use. All you have to do is to pour the used powder into the chamber and press the button. The sifted material can be mixed and used together with the fresh material to print other objects.

Sinterit Powder Sieve
  • Dimensions 600 x 340 x 330 mm
  • Maximum capacity 5 L
  • Maximum power consumption 24W
  • Working time 18 min
  • Type Automatic
  • Power Supply 12 V / 2 A
  • Weight 22.5 kg
  • Price $1,590.00

 

How you can use Sinterit

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World’s first 3D printed theatrical costume

As part of her final project at the Royal College of Art in London, fashion designer Mingjing Lin tried to combine traditional fabrics and 3D technologies. She created a series of unique costumes for the Beijing Opera House.

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Though the costumes are very flexible, they are capable of retaining their shape perfectly, which is practically impossible to achieve when using classic cotton and silk. 3D printing technologies turned out to be a perfect fit for the task. Using the Sinterit Lisa printer and the Sinterit Flexa Black powder, the design team managed to create costumes that follow the actors' free movements.

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The texture of 3D fabrics is significantly different from traditional. These unusual materials gave a completely new quality to the costumes. This was sure to attract new listeners to the show, who were amazed by this innovative solution for Chinese Opera.

 

Military eyeglass case

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When the design for this military eyeglass case was in the process of development, the main challenge was to create an individual design with a strong structure. One of the main priorities was to design a one-piece product, since the absence of connecting elements could significantly increase the durability. Using the new Sinterit Lisa Pro and PA11 Onyx powder, it was possible to create a prototype that meets these requirements.

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Voice recorder spare details

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The radio station Radio Krakow from Poland as been using the same NAGRA Ares M voice recorders for more than ten years. It’s safe to say, that with such a long-term operation, the issue of lack of spare parts is almost inevitable. In this case, the battery slot covers were the weak spot. It’s a well-known fact that mechanical fasteners are fragile. But considering that the devices still worked perfectly well, the station staff decided to find an alternative to buying new voice recorders and contacted Sinterit.

The challenge was to create a perfectly sized cover, that wouldn’t affect the recording and playback of audio.

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The size of the cover and its elements had to be as accurate as possible. The best solution to this task was to use SLS technology and PA12 Smooth powder. The second aspect was the printing time and the number of iterations. Since SLS technology allows to fill the print bed with a great number of such small models, it is possible to print quite a large amount of different prototypes in a single session. This way, you can test out several different concepts and options at once.

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This is a great example of another interesting application of SLS technology — manufacturing of spare parts. The ability to not only create prototypes of new products, but also to change existing concepts, can have a significant impact on the production of fasteners and enclosures for various devices in the future.

 

Conclusion

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The Sinterit Lisa series and NILS 480 are advanced SLS 3D printers, which serve as a perfect tool for prototyping and producing detailed elements and moving parts. Due to their advanced features and fair price, they make it possible for small and medium-sized enterprises to take advantage of the incredible possibilities of selective laser sintering. 

With the service from Top 3D Shop, you can now choose the best option for your purposes.

You can get help installing and integrating Sinterit 3D printers at Top 3D Shop.

 

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