Free webinar: Q&A – Ask Us Anything about post-processing

Powder
Handling Station

Recover up to 95%
of unsintered powder
from SLS 3D printing

with a tool for cost-effective post-processing
Compatible
with

Why is recovering powder important for your business?

The cost per print with SLS is not as linear as it is with FDM or SLA technologies. You shouldn’t figure the cost per part based on material cost per liter or kilogram. Instead, you should determine how much powder you can reuse for your next prints and how much this will save you.

Q&A webinar about postprocessing

Our next webinar will be fully dedicated to post-processing.

What benefits will a PHS bring to your business?

Maximize powder recovery & savings
You can recover up to 95% of unsintered powder with our advanced powder collecting system. Such a feature is not available on the SLS 3D printer market.

The recovered powder can be refreshed and reused, driving up savings and limiting maintenance costs.


Optimize post-processing workflow
The PHS covers all stages of post-processing : depowdering, cleaning, sifting, and refreshing. It can be also connected to the Sinterit sandblasting machine and vacuum.

It can also be used with a few Sinterit printers (provided they’re all using the same material).
Get faster cleaning and refreshing
Cleaning the printer and refreshing the collected powder in the PHS takes up to 40 minutes.

The PHS collects all unsintered powder in the container. You then simply add the fresh powder to the powder chamber and the PHS does the rest, setting you up with a refreshed powder mix for your next print run.
Try out material compatibility & capacity
Compatible with all Sinterit powders.

The powder capacity is 20L, sufficient for both compact and industrial machines.

Advanced powder collecting system
All elements of our collecting system (the cleaning hose, powder chamber, powder separator, powder sieving module, and container) work to maximize powder recovery, allowing you to reuse powder and drive down costs.
Build-in connections for vacuum and sandblaster
The PHS comes with convenient connections for the Sinterit ATEX Vacuum and sandblasting solutions.
Control panel
Enables you to operate all of the interconnected devices from a single console and shows the time you’ll need to complete the sieving process.
Other essential accessories
The PHS set also comes with nozzles for depowerdering and detailed vacuuming, a powder wiper, a tube brush, two powder chamber grids, and two containers.
Watch the workflow

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Specification

Dimensions
700 x 1000 x 1800 [mm] / 27.6 x 39.4 x 70.9 [in]
Total weight
160 kg / 352.7 lbs
Space of installation
1700 x 2200 x 1800 / 66.9 x 86.6 x 70.9
Voltage
230 [V] AC, 50/60 [Hz] or 110 [V] AC 50/60 [Hz]
Power supply
110/230 V AC, 12 VDC 6.67 A, 80W
Full specification (PDF)
PHS-specification.pdf

What is included?

1- Powder Handling Station
2- Noise-reducing headphones
3- Powder Wiper
4- Tube brush
5- Service wrench
6- Allen key Hex 5mm
7- Power cable
8- General-purpose nozzle
9- Powder suction nozzle form cake
10- Gap nozzle
11- PVC Brush
12,13,14- Components of the Sandblaster shelf with screws
15- Additional Powder Chamber grid (for cleaning small parts)
16- Two Metal Containers
17- Suction hose with Suction Handle

FAQ

What does the workflow of PHS look like?

Start by removing the cake with the IO box so it can be smoothly moved from the printer area and put on the PHS to depowder the prints. After removing the unsintered powder from the print, turn on the PHS to begin collecting the powder. The sifting and refreshing process take place in the PHS. You only need to fill in the powder chamber with the refresh powder; PHS will mix it for you. After refreshing, move the container with refreshed powder out to reuse it for the next print. 

How long will it take to go over the full post-processing workflow?

Depowdering the print and sifting can take up to 40 minutes. Depowdering includes: cleaning the print, sifting, and refreshing the powder. 

Cleaning the printer and the PHS space can take up to 25 minutes. 

The time it takes to sandblast depends on how many prints you need to clean. It can take from two up to 40 minutes if you have really complicated shapes or numerous prints. You’ll speed up the process if you start sandblasting when the PHS is sifting the powder.

How messy is the overall post-processing?

Contact with the powder was limited at each stage of the process. 

The IO Box (added to the printer) helps move the print cake out carefully and slowly, limiting the powder mess. Once you have a print cake on the PHS space cleaning the print, the unsintered powder goes down so you don’t have to move the powder to another place. 

The suction hose and powder wiper (attached to the PHS) help you clean up after the depowering stage.

To limit the spread of powder, use the funnel when adding fresh powder from the container to sifted, unsintered material. The funnel is available in our Dedicated Powder Tools set.

How does the sifting module work?

Located under the worktop, the sifting module sieves all the powder spilled during work and readies it to be mixed with fresh powder.

How can I optimize SLS printing costs on a Sinterit printer?

One option is to invest in a PHS (Powder Handling Station), which allows you to recover up to 95% of the unsintered powder and reuse it.

Philippe Bendel
Additive Manufacturing Development Leader

The main reason Somfy reached out for the SLS technology from Sinterit was productivity. Printing many pieces in one batch was a game-changer

Alec Bialek
Head of Jetson’s R&D

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

Rigo Herold
Professor Dr.-Ing., Zwickau University in Germany

It was the best choice for me to fulfill all requirements: possibility to print complex structures, price, speed, reliability.

Maurice Briggs
Director at Lazerthrust

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.

Peter Benthues
H. Gautzsch Firmengruppe

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.

Lluís Llenas
Regner

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.

Walter Pucheanu
R&D Technician
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBI) / University of Erlangen–Nuremberg

The print quality of the Lisa PRO is impressive.

Sean Higgins
Nabson Inc.

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.

More tools for post-processing?

Learn more about Dedicated Powder Tools
The must-have equipment for printing and post-processing.

All the elements are compatible with the Sinterit ecosystem.
Dedicated powder Tools

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Our advisors will discuss with you your project requierements and suggest suitable materials and all necessary equipment.
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    Pricing

    Below there are approximate costs for some example models.
    Be aware that the quotation assumes that there is only one piece printed. In SLS technology, the cost per part will be much lower with a higher number of elements printed at once.
    • Flexible
    • Standard
    Model
    Dimensions
    PA12
    Smooth
    PA11
    Onyx
    Flexa
    Grey
    Flexa
    Bright
    Flexa
    Soft
    TPE
    Below
    Model volume:
    Model volume:
    Total print height:
    6.82 cm
    Dimensions:
    65 x 65 x 63 mm
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    Crank
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Total print height:
    6.82 cm
    Dimensions:
    65 x 65 x 63 mm
    49,90 €
    49,90 €
    49,90 €
    49,90 €
    49,90 €
    49,90 €
    Derailleur
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Total print height:
    6.82 cm
    Dimensions:
    65 x 65 x 63 mm
    71,80 €
    71,80 €
    71,80 €
    71,80 €
    71,80 €
    71,80 €
    Driller housing
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Total print height:
    6.82 cm
    Dimensions:
    65 x 65 x 63 mm
    157 €
    157 €
    157 €
    157 €
    157 €
    157 €
    Model
    Dimensions
    PA12
    Smooth
    PA11
    Onyx
    Flexa
    Grey
    Flexa
    Bright
    Flexa
    Soft
    TPE
    Crank
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    Crank
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    Crank
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    Crank
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    Crank
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    Crank
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    Model volume:
    28.12 cm^3
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €
    51,30 €

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