The main reason Somfy reached out for the SLS technology from Sinterit was productivity. Printing many pieces in one batch was a game-changer
When we look at Lisa’s line of printers, or Sinterit at general compared to other companies, the two major things that we liked were the materials, that are open source, so we are not locked into one brand, the materials that may have supply chain issues or just very high pricing because of some unique material. We are able to look around the market and use a material that works best for the part.
Another thing was how good the customer service has been. We were quite happy with all the support we received for Lisa Pro. When we were looking for a bigger printer we had a good experience, with no complaints, so it was a very painless upgrade for us for Lisa X
It was the best choice for me to fulfill all requirements: possibility to print complex structures, price, speed, reliability.
Sinterit LISA is the most accessible means to produce precise constraint-free solutions to modern problems. The technology does what it says on the tin and the team at Sinterit is dedicated to working with their customers to achieve their objectives.
For a company at the beginning of an investigation, support from, and discussion with the technology experts is extremely beneficial. The LISA is one of the few economically feasible solutions in the first stages of any AM Strategy. At lower volumes, it is a perfect solution.
The FFF and SLA parts are a good choice to get a physical impression of the designs and to assemble rough prototypes. But when it comes to producing reliable prototypes to be verified in our fatigue tests or to send functional samples to our customers for validation, SLS is the only acceptable choice.
The print quality of the Lisa PRO is impressive.
In order to keep up with our production demand, we have been operating the Lisa PRO almost 7 days a week for the past couple of months, without incident, and produced over 1500 sleeves.
The Atex / Intertek vacuum cleaner not only allows for cleaning the printer, workshop, or print surface: thanks to the presence of a special separator, the collected powder is directed to a dedicated container and can be used again. Additionally, the ATEX certification confirms that the Sinterit vacuum cleaner significantly increases work safety, as it is designed to work with explosive mixtures.
No, the powders used in SLS technology are not explosive. However, there is a certain risk when they are mixed with air. If exposed to sparks, airborne powder in a regular vacuum cleaner can cause an explosion.