Sintratec launched their SLS desktop 3D printer on Indiegogo back in November. Selective laser sintering is completely foreign to desktop 3D printing, and certainly hasn’t been anywhere near affordable. Sintratec, whose printer goes by the same name, changed all this when they offered the world’s first desktop SLS printer for under $4,000.
With a goal set at $175,000, even a promising campaign like theirs certainly was anything but a sure bet to be achieved. Here we are though, 19 days into the campaign, with 12 days remaining, and the company has already eclipsed their goal, raising $189,000 thus far. Certainly this is big news for the industry, as a third technology, in addition to FDM/FFF and SLA can be now added to the current options users of desktop 3D printers have at their disposal.
Over the last few weeks, since their campaign launched, Sintratec has improved their heating system, thanks in part to the optimization of the printer’s software. Better heating means more material options, and that’s just what the company has been able to do. Today they’ve announced three new materials for their 3D printer, as a way to celebrate eclipsing their crowdfunding goal. … (Read more)