“The Sintratec S2 contains 8 functional components that are laser sintered, with around 50 of these end-use parts being built into each system”, Sintratec mechanical engineer Angelo Bulgheroni explains. The work pieces inside the S2 include collars, guides, caps, holders and more. Thanks to the bigger print volume of the Sintratec S2 compared to previous systems, the capacity in terms of production has increased significantly as well: “With a single print job on the S2 we can for instance print over 240 of the S2 guide parts”, Bulgheroni says. The cost of one guide part turns out to be well below 1€ and is therefore cost competitive compared to traditional manufacturing. After printing, cleaning and post-processing, these objects can instantly be built into new Sintratec S2 units.