Sintratec S2 – the ideal response to special market needs
Morad, a leading distributor of aluminum and glass systems, is one of the first companies in Poland to implement the Sintratec S2 into their production. The modular SLS system is used to develop new products for the construction industry and to respond quickly to unconventional customer needs.
Polish aluminum solutions
Morad from Poland is involved in the design, manufacturing and distribution of aluminum and glass systems for the construction sector. To respond quicker and more flexibly to the requests of their R&D department as well as to special customer needs, the company decided to integrate additive technologies into their production. Selective Laser Sintering (“SLS”), a technology where a laser melts powder layers into three dimensional objects, has particularly caught the team’s interest. The accuracy allows for a high freedom of design and the resulting parts possess outstanding mechanical properties – both key factors for customized construction work. That is why Morad decided to invest in the Sintratec technology.
One of the first S2 systems in Poland
Morad is among the first companies in Poland to acquire a Sintratec S2. In cooperation with the 3D printing department of Sintratec partner BIBUS MENOS, the modular SLS system has recently been installed at Morad’s production site near Gdansk. “With a 3D printer we have a big competitive advantage. We use it to create and develop new products. The possibility of prototyping allows us to carry out tests and significantly speed up the process of introducing new solutions, and thus reduce the costs of implementing products”, the Morad production states.
Faster production, less dependency
In-house additive manufacturing has already proven to be beneficial for Morad: “Undoubtedly, the advantage of having our own equipment is the fact that it makes us independent of external suppliers and allows us to reach customers who expect more and more innovative solutions.” Morad currently uses 3D printing for prototyping but also for the production of short series. The Sintratec S2 enables the team to produce unique work pieces tailored to the customer’s needs, such as window or railing covers, and other non-standard or unconventional design elements. Currently these parts are printed with Sintratec PA12 powder only – but with the S2’s multi-material capability, the Polish company plans to expand their material portfolio in the future.
Functional parts for balconies and door systems
“The Sintratec S2 allows us to produce unique work pieces tailored to the customer's needs.”