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SLS 3D Printing in Automotive Industry

Fast Tracking Products Design and Manufacturing for Automotive and Transportation

Discover the transformative impact of SLS 3D printing in the automotive industry with Sintratec. Our technology is setting new standards in the design and manufacturing of car parts, offering both efficiency and customization like never before.

SLS 3D Printing in Automotive Industry
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SLS 3D Printing in Automotive Industry

Case study: Functional Prototypes & Spare Parts Production at TI Fluid Systems

Our SLS 3D Printers

Our industrial SLS printers, ideal for 3D printing car parts, meet diverse
automotive manufacturing demands with exceptional quality and reliability.

Sintratec S3
The S3, an advanced Fusion Module equipped with a high-speed 30-watt fiber laser, is engineered to process industrial grade materials.
Sintratec S2
The S2 features a 10-watt fiber laser, enabling you to produce high quality parts and prototypes with exceptional properties and accuracy.
Sintratec Kit
World’s first assembly kit, optimized for research & education. Comes with open parameters and features adjustable laser and speed settings.

Reduce Costs & Save Time

Case Study: Lens Holder 3D Printed in-house with S2
(515 Parts)
In-house-Printing
Outsourcing
Time
23h 26min
8-10 Days
Cost Per Run
519 EUR
2088 EUR
Cost Per Part
1.65 EUR
6.63 EUR
Estimated Time to ROI with the S2
After 23 runs (22.5 Days)
Case Study
Printer:
S2
Type of Part:
Lens Holder
No of Parts:
515
Print Material:
PA12
S2 Technical Spefications
Cylinder Volume:
8L
Laser Type:
10W Fiber Laser
Laser Spot Size:
145u
*Based on average services bureau pricing
3D Printed Lens Holder

Benefits of Sintratec's Automotive 3D Printers

Transform your approach to automotive design and production with our advanced 3D printing technology. Sintratec's modular systems are revolutionizing the automotive industry, offering streamlined R&D processes, increased efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.

Embrace the advantages of 3D printing in the automotive industry with Sintratec's Swiss-engineered printers – tailored for your manufacturing success.

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SLS 3D Printing in Automotive Industry ​
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THE POWER OF
LASER SINTERING
Sintratec SLS 3D Printing Material Range

Find the Right Material for Your Application

Explore the Power of Industrial-Grade SLS 3D Printing Powders

Customer Case Studies

See how businesses in the automotive industry are excelling with our
advanced 3D printing technology.

“Sintratec SLS technology fullfils all the requirements for the complex geometries of our parts. Like it's durability, texture and posibility of forms. Additionaly low costs and fast manufacturing for prototyping.”

Stephan Eugster

Technical Lead Paris Hybrid

FAQ

Why do you only print dark materials and not white?
Due to the type of laser used in our fusion modules, we need to add absorbent to the plastic powders we offer. → Laser Deep Dive
What is the cooldown time after printing?
Depends on system used, material type, build density and print height. Our software calculates the cooldown time and displays it on the Fusion Module screen.
Why does the build chamber have a cylindrical shape?
Cylindrical build chamber allows better thermal stability across the whole building area and uniform scaling factors compared with a rectangular chamber.
Is it possible to remove the build unit while cooling?
Yes, after printing, the build unit must remain in the Fusion Module for approximately 1 hour before it can be removed. When printing is complete, the Fusion Module screen will inform you of the cooling process time.
Can I use third suppliers materials?
Yes, with dedicated software license – Material Developer Upgrade.
What is the spot size of the laser?
Around 145μm
What is AMP?
The Sintratec All-Material Platform (AMP) is a modular 3D printing system that can seamlessly process both polymers and metals. Its innovative, interchangeable modules allow you to scale your production effortlessly, ensuring compatibility and rapid material change without cross-contamination.
What is the ratio of fresh to used powder?
Depends on the used material: – PA12 (30% Fresh / 70% Used) – PA12 GF (40% Fresh / 60% Used) – TPE (10% Fresh / 90% Used) The Material Handling Module guides the user through the dedicated mixing and sieving process.
Do I need all three modules of your 3D printing system?
Yes, to start printing you need: Fusion Module (S2 or S3), Build Module (MCU-160 or MCU-220) and Material Handling Module.
What is the maximum packing density?
We do not limit packing density. Better print quality is generally achieved at lower packing densities. If the density is very high, the software can limit the total height of the print.
Do you offer a demo license?
Yes, we offer a trial version of the Productivity Upgrade (Sintratec Nesting Solution).
Can I remote control the printers?
Yes, our Central Software allows us to start/abort prints remotely, import print jobs and check the status of the system. You can also use it to access your printer’s live camera.
Is your system open?
We offer a dedicated licence: the Material Developer Upgrade, which opens up more than 100 different print parameters such as temperature and laser controls.

FAQ

Why do you only print dark materials and not white?
Due to the type of laser used in our fusion modules, we need to add absorbent to the plastic powders we offer. → Laser Deep Dive
Why does the build chamber have a cylindrical shape?
Cylindrical build chamber allows better thermal stability across the whole building area and uniform scaling factors compared with a rectangular chamber.
Can I use third suppliers materials?
Yes, with dedicated software license – Material Developer Upgrade.
What is AMP?
The Sintratec All-Material Platform (AMP) is a modular 3D printing system that can seamlessly process both polymers and metals. Its innovative, interchangeable modules allow you to scale your production effortlessly, ensuring compatibility and rapid material change without cross-contamination.
Do I need all three modules of your 3D printing system?
Yes, to start printing you need: Fusion Module (S2 or S3), Build Module (MCU-160 or MCU-220) and Material Handling Module.
Do you offer a demo license?
Yes, we offer a trial version of the Productivity Upgrade (Sintratec Nesting Solution).
Is your system open?
We offer a dedicated licence: the Material Developer Upgrade, which opens up more than 100 different print parameters such as temperature and laser controls.
What is the cooldown time after printing?
Depends on system used, material type, build density and print height. Our software calculates the cooldown time and displays it on the Fusion Module screen.
Is it possible to remove the build unit while cooling?
Yes, after printing, the build unit must remain in the Fusion Module for approximately 1 hour before it can be removed. When printing is complete, the Fusion Module screen will inform you of the cooling process time.
What is the spot size of the laser?
Around 145μm
What is the ratio of fresh to used powder?
Depends on the used material: – PA12 (30% Fresh / 70% Used) – PA12 GF (40% Fresh / 60% Used) – TPE (10% Fresh / 90% Used) The Material Handling Module guides the user through the dedicated mixing and sieving process.
What is the maximum packing density?
We do not limit packing density. Better print quality is generally achieved at lower packing densities. If the density is very high, the software can limit the total height of the print.
Can I remote control the printers?
Yes, our Central Software allows us to start/abort prints remotely, import print jobs and check the status of the system. You can also use it to access your printer’s live camera.