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