Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) on your Desktop
The Formlabs Fuse 1 is one of the first SLS solutions that brings selective laser sintering to desktop.
More volume, More parts
With a build volume of 165 x 165 x 320 mm the Fuse 1 can produce a variety of parts. SLS allows users to utilise the whole build volume, without need to allow room for supports thanks to the surround powder self supporting the parts.
Reduce post-processing times
Pack the build chamber with as many parts as you can fit. By doing this you can reduce the time spent in post-processing the parts in the Fuse Sift.
The Fuse 1 uses a powerful laser to precisely fuse the powder, layer by layer to produce strong accurate 3D printed parts.
Laser Type: Fibre rated to > 10,000hrs
Laser Wavelength: 1065nm
Laser Power: 10W
Laser Spot Size (FWHM): 200µm
Formlabs Nylon 12 is able to bend and return to its original form without fracturing. Perfect for structural, load bearing and mechanical parts. Nylon 12 is able to withstand temperatures up to 171°C making it suitable for high temperature applications.
Find out more about Nylon 12 available at launch, with more materials coming soon.
A key component of the process, the build chamber contains the powder of the material you are printing by keeping the sintered parts and unsintered powder contained during printing.
After the job is complete seamlessly transfer the build chamber to the sift were you can begin part extraction. Having a spare build chamber allows you to run a new job straight after the previous job boosting efficiency and reducing lead times.
Load the powder cartridge with your printing powder in the Fuse Sift before adding it into the Fuse 1 hopper. We recommend having two of these to improve efficiency and reducing lead times. Get your additional powder cartridge here.
Prepare your workspace
Fuse 1: 149.5 × 125.5 × 187.0 cm
The Fuse 1 footprint is 68.5 × 64.5 × 107.0 cm 165.5 cm with stand. Leave at least 20.0 cm to the left of the printer and 61.0 cm to the front and right of the printer for access and place at least 20.0 cm from nearby walls.
Fuse Sift: 221.1 × 122.0 × 218.0 cm
The Fuse Sift footprint is 99.1 × 61.0 × 188.8 cm Leave at least 61 cm to the left, front, and right of the unit for access. Again place the Fuse Sift at least 20.0 cm from any nearby walls.
Don’t overlap with the Fuse 1 access footprint by more than 30.5 cm.
The Fuse Sift is used as part of the post-processing stage of the SLS process. Designed to be easy-to-use, the Sifts modular design simplifies the process of using the build chamber for part extraction, powder reclamation and refilling.
No other SLS system on the market provides the same level of functionality from one machine. A negative air pressure system keeps the powder within the Sift keeping your workspace clean and tidy. To find out more click here.