Formlabs Fuse 1 Production Package


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The Formlabs Fuse 1 is Formlabs first benchtop SLS 3D Printer. With a large build volume of 165 x 165 x 300mm allows you to print a variety of different sized prototypes to large batches of end-use parts. With the ability to claim up to 70% of powder, produce functional parts with Nylon 12 Powder. More materials coming soon! See more information about the Fuse 1 below.

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.

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Fuse 1 Build volume 165 x 165 x 320 mm

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.

how does the formlabs fuse 1 work

Optical system

The Fuse 1 uses a powerful laser to precisely fuse the powder, layer by layer to produce strong accurate 3D printed parts.

Laser Type: Fiber rated to > 10,000hrs

Laser Wavelength: 1065nm

Laser Power: 10W

Laser Spot Size (FWHM): 200µm

why choose sls printers from formlabs


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.


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Fuse 1 Build Chamber - Fuse 1 consumables

Build Chamber

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.

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Powder Cartridge

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.

Fuse 1 and Sift Work area

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.

Fuse Sift - post-processing process

Fuse Sift

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.


Get the most out of each print

Materialise has the ability to compact and organise STL files so that they can fit in your required build chamber. Adopting Materialise to your production process can save you time and money.

  • No more tedious organising or rearranging STLs
  • Save yourself hours
  • Reduce the time of each print
  • Improve the material usage of each print

Formlabs Fuse 1 Production Package
Fuse 1
Fuse 1
Benchtop SLS 3D Printer
Fuse Sift
Fuse Sift
Part of the Fuse 1 post-processing process the Fuse Sift is used for powder reclamation and part extraction.
Build Chamber
Build Chamber
The build chamber is the key component of the SLS process, containing the powder and houses the parts during printing.
Powder Cartridge
Powder Cartridge
For optimum efficiency two powder cartridges are recommended
Printer Stand
Printer Stand
Printer stand for the Fuse 1

Media Library


Technology:  Selective Laser Sintering

Maximum part size:  15.9 × 15.9 × 29.5 cm

Build volume:  16.5 x 16.5 x 30 cm

Layer thickness:  110 microns

Hopper capacity:  8.5 kg

Material refresh rate:  30% – 50%

Dimensions:  68.5 x 64.5 x 106.5 cm

Supports:  No supports

Laser spot size:  200 microns

Alerts:  SMS, email and touchscreen

Connectivity:  Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB 2.0

Recommended operating footprint:  145.5 × 149.5 × 167.5 cm

Stand dimensions:  59.6 x 60 x 58.4 cm

Weight:  114 kg (without build chamber or powder)

Startup time:  60 minutes

Operating temp:  18 – 28 C

Internal temp:  Up to 200 C

Power required:  EU: 230 VAC, 7.5 A

Laser specification:  Ytterbium Fiber, rated to > 10,000 hrs
EN 60825-1: 2014 certified
Class 1 Laser Product
1065 nm wavelength
Maximum 10 Watts
4.01 mrad beam divergence (nominal, full angle)

Printer control:  10.1” interactive touchscreen

What Are The Major Benefits Of Using The Formlabs Fuse 1?


With the arrival of the Formlabs Fuse 1, a large proportion of the market will benefit from the possibilities it brings. Together with the other powerful equipment from Formlabs, professional 3D printing has become accessible for the general population as a whole. Now, just about anyone can transform their ideas into actual, physical products.

In the UK, you can buy this small but mighty machine from Solid Print3D. Before handing over your hard-earned money though, we’ll elaborate on why the Fuse 1 3D printer price you will be paying is well worth it. Here are the top reasons for investing in this printer.

Launched in June 2017, the Fuse 1 is the first-ever Selective Laser Sintering 3D printer from Formlabs. This 3D printer manufacturer introduced the first desktop stereolithography 3D printer in 2012. Its continuous programme of innovation aims to make the latest technologies in 3D printing more readily accessible to everyone on the market.

SLS, the technology behind this printer, provides the solution to the limitations of its older technologies. It works with nylon, which is one of the most versatile materials when it comes to printing.

This SLS printer operates by sintering the material using a high-powered laser, which traces the pattern in the nylon powder. It forms a solid model in the process. This technology has worked in metal 3D printing for a long time, and has now been modified to make it applicable for nylon printing.

If your business involves printing in nylon in the UK, you can head over to Solid Print3D’s catalogue to see what this machine can offer for your 3D printing needs.

Another factor that makes the Formlabs Fuse 1 cost well worth the outlay is in terms of its specifications. Its build volume is at 165 x 165 x 320mm, giving it the ability to print 10mm per hour at 100µm layer resolution. It is 677 x 668 x 1059mm in size and 88kg in weight, making it quite heavy, yet still compact in appearance. In terms of file compatibility and software, it runs on PreForm Desktop Software and prints .OBJ and .STL files.

The applications for the Formlabs Fuse 1 in the UK are nylon-related, as this is its print material. Nylon is a strong material that is resistant to abrasion and heat, meaning there are a host of potential applications if paired with SLS’s abilities to handle complex geometry. You can print fixtures, hinges, jigs, machine parts and tools, as well as casings, housings, and electronic components.

Compared to industrial-level SLS 3D printers, the Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer price is way lighter on the pocket; in fact, it costs less than a tenth of its industrial counterparts. Paired with its proven results, great productivity, and throughput, there’s no doubt that you are getting a great deal for your money.

With all the advantages this equipment has to offer, there’s no doubt it’s a great buy. Check out the Formlabs Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer price in the UK by visiting Solid Print3D today. You can also give the team a call on 01926 333 777 or email us at to see the full range of printing equipment we have on offer.




How do you use a Formlabs 3D printer?

First, connect all cables of the Formlabs Fuse 1 to the power supply and to the computer. You can also use Wi-Fi connectivity for this.

Install the PreForm software onto your computer, then register as a user on the Dashboard. You can then use PreForm to prepare your print jobs and upload them to the printer.

Once you select a print job, simply follow all of the necessary maintenance procedures as indicated on the touchscreen. Afterwards, you may start printing.


What is Formlabs?

Formlabs is a Massachusetts-headquartered company that is known for manufacturing high-quality 3D printers, including the Formlabs Fuse 1. This innovative design is the preferred device of many manufacturers, designers, engineers, dental and medical professionals, and decision-makers around the globe.


Do you need a computer to run a 3D printer?

Yes, you will need a computer for the software you will use to design your 3D models, as well as for printing them. This is one of the basic requirements when you’re getting any 3D printer, including the Fuse 1 printing machine.


What materials cannot be 3D printed?

As flexible and powerful as the Formlabs Fuse 1 UK is, it is limited to using nylon powder when printing. Still, you can get astounding results with this machine as it is able to create complex geometry due to the surrounding powder supporting the part during the sintering process.


What are SLS printers?

SLS printers like the Fuse 1 are powerful machines that are used to produce affordable yet durable parts. They use lasers to fuse polymer powder into solid material and don’t require dedicated supports. This technology makes the 3D printing process very efficient, so you can be sure to get real value from the Formlabs Fuse 1 price that you pay.

Things You Need To Know Before Buying A 3D Printer

There are several key factors that you need to consider when choosing a 3D printer. Depending on what you’ll use your 3D laser printer for, whether that’s art and design, manufacturing or industrial purposes, evaluate the technology and power behind each product. Here are some considerations:

  1. 3D Printer type: FDM, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), or Stereolithography (SLA)?
  2. Assembled or DIY?
  3. Cost
  4. Three-dimensional laser printing
  5. The printing filaments to be used.
  6. Safety
  7. User-friendliness.

If you aren’t sure which is best suited to your needs,  there are great tips and reviews on which new gen 3D printer to opt for on Solid Print 3D’s website.

Explaining How 3D Printers Work

3D printing is arguably one of the greatest inventions of the last decade in terms of power and application. However, not many people know how it actually works.

A three-dimensional printer machine ‘prints’ a 3D object from a design created using a software program. This process creates a whole object using tiny parts or layers, then glues them all together to form a solid object – much like how a cell forms a tissue, then an organ of the body. A 3D printer uses a variety of materials such as nylon, plastic, resins, and metal, among others.

Benefits of 3D Printing

There are so many things you can create with Fuse 1 3D printing. Having a 3D printer in your home is now possible and affordable; and it can be a great investment. Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Earn money from what you create.
  • Save money on buying parts.
  • Enjoy the process.
  • Create personalised gifts and items.
  • Great as a new hobby.
  • Use a variety of materials.
  • Environmentally-friendly.

3D printing certainly has a huge number of applications in today’s world. Browse our website to learn more about the advantages and benefits of 3D printing. We also offer helpful tips on how to pick the right 3D digital printer for your home or place of work.




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