Fuse 1

 

Sinterit Lisa Pro vs. Formlabs Fuse 1

High Performance Selective Laser Sintering, Finally Within Reach

Bring production-ready nylon 3D printing onto your benchtop with the Fuse 1, an affordable, compact selective laser sintering (SLS) platform.

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Compare the Formlabs Fuse 1 vs. Sinterit Lisa Pro

Printer

Formlabs

Fuse 1

Sinterit

Lisa Pro

Price

Starting at $21,499. Complete setup starting from $38,925
Purchase from one of our certified APAC resellers with local on-site support capabilities. Prices exclude local VAT and shipping. 

Starting at $17,990. Equivalent complete setup starting around $33,000.
Direct sales and the online store are only available in Europe. Ships worldwide via a partner network.

Technology

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
The Fuse 1 is the first benchtop industrial SLS 3D printer that offers high quality, compact footprint, and a complete, simplified workflow at a fraction of the cost of traditional industrial SLS systems.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
For the same price level, the Lisa Pro offers 2-3X smaller build volume, a more complex and messy workflow, but currently more material options. 

Build Volume (W × D × H)

The large build volume of traditional SLS printers in a compact form. Depending on the material, 2-3X larger builds than the Lisa Pro.

 

Fuse 1: 
16.5 x 16.5 x 30 cm
6.5 x 6.5 x 11.8 in

Limited build volume, especially for the most popular nylon materials.

 

Lisa Pro
Nylon: 9 x 13 x 23 cm
3.5 x 5.1 x 9 in

TPU, TPE: 11 x 15 x 24.5 cm
4.3 x 5.9 x 9.6 in

Materials

One popular material, more coming soon
The Fuse 1 currently prints with Nylon 12, the most popular SLS material that accounts for 90%+ of the market. Balancing strength and detail, Nylon 12 Powder is a highly capable material for both functional prototyping and end-use production of complex assemblies and durable parts with high environmental stability.
More materials are coming soon.

Three materials in seven variations
The Lisa Pro prints with variations of nylon, TPE, and TPU.  Some of these materials require an inert gas environment to print reliably.

Ease of Use

Plug and print
From print setup to powder recovery, our easy-to-use hardware and software are designed to maximize your efficiency at every step of the process. Easy workflow empowers anyone at your company to use the system independently after a quick online or in-person training.

Complex and messy
From a lengthy print setup to a long list of manual tasks, the workflow is more complex and less intuitive. The steeper learning curve means that it’s recommended to have a skilled technician to operate and maintain the printer.

Throughput

High
The Fuse 1 is designed for nonstop throughput. It comes with a removable build chamber and industry-leading cooldown times, allowing you to start new prints within 1-2 hours after the previous print has finished and minimize downtime.

Low
The Lisa Pro has a 2-3x smaller build chamber that is not removable, which means that you have to wait until the build fully cools down and carry out maintenance before starting the next print.

Post-processing

All in one
The Fuse Sift is a safe, efficient powder recovery system for the Fuse 1. This all-in-one station combines part extraction, powder recovery, storage, and mixing in a single free-standing device. Highly convenient and compact, this is the most functionality you'll get in a single device on the SLS market.

Messy and labor-intensive
Sinterit offers powder handling and sieving tools, but the post-processing workflow is much more involved, requiring users to manually transfer, measure, pour, brush, and mix volatile powders in open-air environments at several points in the process.

Maintenance

Efficient
The Fuse 1 is designed for minimal upkeep. The system offers proactive maintenance alerts and a full-color touchscreen interface guides you through every step of printing and maintenance.

Labor-intensive
A less user-friendly workflow means that the operator has to carry out a long list of manual maintenance steps between each print.

Software

Free and easy to use
Formlabs' free print preparation software, PreForm, makes it easy to set up a print in minutes and offers advanced tools to manually refine as needed. Try it now. You can also use the online Dashboard to manage printers, materials, and teams. Available for Windows and Mac.

Multiple tiers
Sinterit’s print preparation software is included with printer, but using additional materials requires a paid upgrade. Available for Windows.

Service

Standard and Premium Service
Up to three years of standard or premier support service with direct phone and email support, customized on-site training, on-site visits and repairs from local certified SLS experts, annual preventative checkups, and worry-free warranty—all for an affordable price.

Limited Plans and Services
Maximum two years of warranty and service, with some benefits only available in Europe.

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Print Cost

$16

Print Time

28 hours

Capacity

2 bindings

Weekly Throughput

10 bindings

binding

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From Fuse 1 to Fuse Sift:

A Convenient, Intuitive Workflow

Fuse 1 and Fuse Sift

Fast, Simple

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print setup.

Use Formlabs PreForm print preparation software (free to download and try) to import STL or OBJ part files, orient and arrange models, estimate print times, monitor your printers, and upload job files.

PreForm’s part packing algorithms can automatically arrange many models in a build.

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Manageable

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manageable.

During setup and printing, an intuitive Touch UI walks you through every step.

The touchscreen displays a live stream of the print bed so you can watch each new layer take shape. This camera view is also available from your computer in PreForm so you can monitor your print without leaving your desk.

Track printers, teams, and supplies via the cloud-based Dashboard.

Consistent

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printing.

SLS 3D printing fuses nylon powder layer by layer. The unused powder supports the parts during printing so you can create complex, interconnecting designs with no need for support structures.

With patent pending Surface Armor technology, a semi-sintered shell that prints around the surface of the part, the Fuse 1 provides competitive mechanical properties and surface finish without the prohibitive cost or hassle of competitor systems.

Powder Recovery

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powder recovery.

Our all-in-one powder recovery station, Fuse Sift, combines part extraction, powder recovery, storage, and mixing in a single device.

Produce fully-functional parts at a 30% powder refresh rate—with unlimited cycles. This means you can print with up to 70% recycled powder.

Fuse Sift will dispense and mix used and new powder automatically so you can reduce waste and control your powder supply.

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Nonstop Throughput

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nonstop throughput.

Add a second removable build chamber, compatible with the Fuse 1 and Fuse Sift, to enable continuous printing and reduce downtime.

Industry leading cooldown times allow you to start a print 1–2 hours after your previous print has finished.

A New Wave of Independent Manufacturing Starts Now

Rethink product development and take control of your own manufacturing. Configure your Fuse 1 setup today.