Sinterit Lisa X 3D Printer Review

Updated Apr 18, 2022 1264

In 2022, modern businesses seem to face new challenges — and now the ceaseless development of technologies couldn’t be more appropriate for the production needs. As is known, 3D printing is not limited to SLA and FDM solutions, with some of the world-leading manufacturers offering industries more means to streamline their production without compromising quality.

This is Top 3D Shop, and today, we are going to review the Sinterit Lisa X 3D printer — a new iteration in the well-proven lineup of SLS equipment.

 

SLS technology in a nutshell

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is one of the additive manufacturing technologies that makes use of a high power laser to sinter polymer powders into solid objects. Coupled with the unique Auto Nesting solution built into the Sinterit Studio software, this method allows the entire volume of the build chamber to be occupied by products — with no waste of space and material on support structures. This certainly has a huge impact on productivity and gives SLS an advantage over FDM and SLA technologies. In addition, the absence of supports ensures a higher surface quality of products and greatly simplifies their final processing.

 

Overview

Being a successor to the two other models in the lineup, Lisa and Lisa Pro, the Sinterit Lisa X not only adopts the same printing technology but boasts a highly increased print speed, enlarged build volume, updated hardware, more connectivity options, and other smart features to enhance the capabilities of 3D printing. It is possible to greatly increase the amount and speed of production compared to the previous models. For example, the Lisa Pro can print 224 parts in 205 hours, while the Lisa X will do 540 same parts in only 26 hours. By the latter, the production rate increases more than twice.

Apart from that, the advanced slicing software offers a great many settings to adjust, making the process more convenient and the result more impressive. The device allows producing detailed, high-quality parts in a short time, which results in a great return on investment.

Look through the following table to compare the main differences between the original Lisa, Lisa Pro, and Lisa X 3D printers.

Parameter

Lisa

Lisa Pro

Lisa X

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

Max. print diagonal

248 mm

9.8 in 

313 mm

12.3 in

398 mm 

15.7 in

Print speed

3 mm/h

3 mm/h

10-14 mm/h

Laser type

IR 5 W

IR 5 W

IR 30 W

Wavelength

808 nm

808 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

Scanning type

XY

XY

Galvo

Laser spot size

400 μm 

0.0157 in

400 μm 

0.0157 in

650 μm

0.0256 in

Feed bed capacity

3.4 L

5.2 L

14 L

Inert gas control system

-

Display

4" interactive touchscreen

7" interactive touchscreen

9" interactive touchscreen

Connectivity

Wi-Fi, USB

Wi-Fi, USB

Ethernet, W-iFi, USB

Keep reading to learn the full list of Lisa X’s major tech specs and its highlights in detail.

 

Specifications

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

 

What’s in the box

The device comes with dedicated tools as well as other equipment to make printing and processing more comfortable and effective. Apart from the printer itself, the basic set contains:

  • IO box
  • Trowel
  • Foldable tray
  • Funnel
  • Binder
  • Powder management tools
  • Personal protection tools
  • Post-processing tools
  • Maintenance kit
  • Spare recoater wire
  • USB drive with Sinterit Studio software
  • Power cable
  • User manuals

For some items, package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.

To further enhance operation and user experience, Sinterit offers additional equipment which can be purchased separately or as part of complete sets. We will dwell on it later.

 

Highlights

The Sinterit Lisa X embodies the main benefits of the company against its competitors in the SLS market. Compared to the previous iterations in the compact series, the machine boasts industrial speed, increased build volume, smooth workflow, and the most effective production in the segment. Let’s have a look at some of the other prominent features that make the Lisa X a valuable solution with an innovative approach.

Exceptional printout quality

The Sinterit devices are associated with ultra-high precision of printing. The models always come with sharp edges and repeatable dimensions. This accuracy makes the Lisa X ideal for advanced technical 3D printing.

End-to-end solution

Thanks to the comprehensive set of high-end products provided by Sinterit, it usually takes less than 45 minutes for set up and post processing. The lightning speed of the Lisa X will ensure rapid printing, which is overall simple, fast, and effective.

Wide material range

Sinterit offers 9 proprietary powders for various purposes: from the standard ones, like PA12 Smooth and PA11 Onyx, through the flexible and up to high performance materials, such as PA11 Carbon Fiber. Moreover, the Advanced version of the Sinterit Studio allows using 3rd party materials and modified profiles. Due to the partnership with BASF Forward AM, more options are going to be announced.

Open environment

The Sinterit Studio Advanced gives access to 32 open printing parameters and use of 3rd party materials, which provides full control over the process and freedom to experiment with print settings, powders, and resulting models. The built-in nitrogen chamber adds even more to it. Make the same object act different in just a couple of clicks!

 

Software

The Lisa X utilizes the company’s dedicated slicing software. The program is called Sinterit Studio, and it serves as a perfect tool for working with 3D models of all kinds. Apart from this, one can monitor the status of printing throughout the whole process and adjust up to 30+ flexible parameters. The Sinterit Studio allows creating new projects or working on the existing ones in the wide range of file formats: STL, OBJ, 3DS, FBX, DAE, 3MF. The software features:

  • intuitive interface;
  • extensive system of open printing parameters;
  • automated model arrangement (auto-nesting);
  • convenient slicing with a preview option;
  • integrated model scaling;
  • layer height adjustment;
  • pre-defined profiles for Sinterit materials;
  • Wi-Fi connection;
  • handy control over all user’s Sinterit printers.

There are two versions of the Sinterit Studio available — Basic and Advanced. They differ from each other in the scope of supported functions:

Sinterit Studio Basic: offers a standard feature set, such as printing with basic Sinterit powders (PA12 Smooth, Flexa Grey) without additional parameters or 3rd party materials.

Sinterit Studio Advanced: provides access to 32 open printing parameters, experimental settings, and 3rd party materials use.

The difference between two versions is detailed in the table below:

 

Sinterit Studio Basic

Sinterit Studio Advanced

Basic settings

Changing Layer height

Slicing

Auto-nesting + collision detection

Advanced settings (open printing parameters)

Scale modification

Printing temperatures modification

basic

Warmup and cooldown modification

Laser power modification

basic

Laser movement and geometry modification

Skeletons (enhancing fine details)

Pre-defined profiles for Sinterit materials

Materials available (check availability below)

  • PA12 Smooth
  • Flexa Grey
  • PA12 Smooth
  • Flexa Grey
  • Flexa Soft
  • Flexa Bright
  • TPE
  • PA11 Onyx
  • PA11 ESD
  • PA11 CF
  • PP

Open Profiles

Open profiles for Sinterit materials

Open profiles for 3rd-party materials

 

Add-on equipment

The Lisa X can be purchased separately or as a part of the complete performance set that includes peripheral equipment for all stages of the 3D printing process.

The set comes with:

 

Applications

The Lisa X essentially keeps all the features of the two previous models from the so-called compact lineup yet boasts the increased industrial speed at the more spacious build volume. So, it is great for end-use parts, prototyping, advanced R&D, and education, granting even more benefits than the Lisa Pro version.

 

Bottom line

The Sinterit Lisa X is a new step in compact SLS printing that saves and multiplies the achievements of the previous models in the line. The machine impresses with the speed of production and creative possibilities provided by the open environment as well as its cost-effectiveness. In the combination with the dedicated peripheral tools, the device represents a powerful comprehensive solution for a wide scope of application.

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