Formlabs Fuse 1+ 30W vs. Sinterit Lisa X

Formlabs Fuse 1+ 30W vs. Sinterit Lisa X
Looking for a versatile, professional 3D printer for producing strong, long-lasting parts? See why the Formlabs Fuse 1+ 30W is the leading industrial-grade SLS 3D printing platform, chosen by more than half the SLS users in the world.
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Fuse 1+ 30W


Lisa X


Starting at $24,999 / €20,200

Complete automated setup starting from $59,083 / €52,593, service included. Build your quote in our online store and buy directly from Formlabs via sales or locally from a worldwide partner network.

Starting at $23,990 / €21,999

Complete manual setup starting around $40,814 / €37,000 service not included. Direct sales and the online store are only available in Europe. Ships worldwide via a partner network.


Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

The Fuse 1+ 30W is the first benchtop industrial-grade SLS 3D printer that offers a compact footprint and contained environment, with a streamlined workflow that supports automation at a fraction of the cost of traditional industrial SLS systems.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

The Sinterit Lisa X is another compact SLS printer offered at a comparable price point. However, it relies on a highly manual workflow within a partially open environment, which results in a more complex user experience and higher risk of powder dispersion.

Build Volume (W × D × H)

8.2 Liters 
16.5 x 16.5 x 30 cm
6.5 x 6.5 x 11.8 in

7.7 Liters
18 x 13 x 33 cm
7.1 x 5.1 x 12.9 in


Six Validated Materials

The Fuse 1+ 30W currently enables six high-performance materials with fine-tuned settings that are undergoing constant testing and improving through software updates to ensure peak performance. Formlabs not only meticulously tunes settings, but also updates the printing process to enable new materials.


Available now: Nylon 12, Glass-Filled Nylon 12, Nylon 11, Carbon Fiber-Filled Nylon 11, TPU 90A and Polypropylene Powders. More materials in development.


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Two Validated Materials

The Sinterit Lisa X currently has validated print profiles for Nylon 12 and Nylon 11.  Other materials, including third-party powders, can be printed using open print parameters for a fee, and settings need to be adjusted by the user. The compatibility of the existing settings with third-party materials is limited and requires a time-consuming and frustrating trial-and-error process for users to establish suitable settings, ultimately leading to wasted time and materials.

Ease of Use

Plug and Print
From print setup to part cleaning, the Fuse Series ecosystem's 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.

Training Required

The complex Sinterit Lisa X's workflow requires training and experience to operate, due to the lengthy print setup and manual tasks. The steeper learning curve means that it’s recommended to have a skilled technician to operate and maintain the printer.


Print Speed

Same-Day Parts

The Fuse 1+ 30W is designed for nonstop throughput and can produce parts twice as fast as the Sinterit Lisa X. It comes with a high-power laser, 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. Enable same-day delivery for small prints or deliver a full build within 24 hours.

Slow Turnover

The Lisa X doesn't have a removable build chamber, so each build needs to fully cool down inside the printer before carrying out maintenance and starting the next print. This means that you can only start a new build every second day. Taking into consideration warmup time, print speed, and cooldown time, it takes about twice as long to produce a part than it would on Fuse 1+ 30W.


Fast and Automated

Go from printed to finished parts in as little as 15 minutes with the streamlined Fuse post-processing ecosystem. Fuse Sift is a safe, efficient powder recovery system that filters, measures, mixes, and stores powder, while Fuse Blast, a fully automated media blaster, delivers 100% hands-free part cleaning and polishing, for professional parts with minimal manual labor.


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Lengthy Manual Workflow

Sinterit offers manual solutions for powder handling and part cleaning. The lack of automation in the workflow requires users to manually transfer, measure, pour, brush, and mix powders in open-air environments in multiple workflow stages. Manually cleaning SLS 3D printed parts is the most time-consuming and physically demanding part of the SLS workflow and can take from 1 to 6 hours for a single build, while delivering results that vary in consistency. Lisa X users can purchase a Fuse Blast to streamline their post-processing workflow.



The Fuse 1+ 30W 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. The hopper-based powder delivery system enables completely contained powder loading. The self-regulating dosing system paired with adaptive dosing algorithms minimizes wasted powder in the print process.

The workflow requires the operator to carry out a long list of manual maintenance steps between each print. The dual piston printer architecture requires manual loading of powder for every print job, requiring the user to manually tamp down the powder before each print job. The printer must be overfilled to avoid running out of powder mid-way through printing, drastically increasing the amount of powder waste. General maintenance is also more involved, for example, the recoater cord needs to be replaced every 80 hours.


Free and Easy to Use
Formlabs' free print preparation software, PreForm®, makes it easy to set up a print in minutes and offers the industry-leading packing algorithm to maximize efficiency. Try it now. You can also use the online Dashboard to manage printers, materials, and teams. Available for Windows and Mac.

Paid Tier Recommended

Sinterit’s basic print preparation software is included with the printer for Nylon 12 and Flexa Grey, but using additional materials requires Sinterit Studio Advanced software for $3,290 / €2,990. Available only for Windows.


Premium Service

Up to five years of premier support service with direct phone and email support, customized remote training, on-site visits and repairs from local certified SLS experts, annual preventative checkups, and worry-free warranty — worldwide.

Limited Plans and Services

Maximum two years of warranty and service, limited to 1,000 hours of printing on consumables. Some benefits are only available in Europe, and in European time zones.

Technical Features

Ytterbium Fiber 30W Laser
Inert Atmospheric Control
Modular Removable Build Chamber
Automated Powder Mixing
Automated Part Cleaning and Polishing

30W IR Fiber Coupled Diode Laser

Inert Atmospheric Control

Manual Powder Mixing

Manual Part Cleaning (No Polishing)

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Fuse 1+ 30W
Fuse 1+ 30W build

Printing Time: 13 hours, 14 minutes

Packing Build in PreForm: 10 seconds

Volumetric Packing Density: 13.1%

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Sinterit Lisa X
Lisa X build

Printing Time: 27 hours, 23 minutes

Packing Build in Sinterit Studio: 10 minutes

Volumetric Packing Density: 8.2%

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Meet the Fuse 1+ 30W SLS Printer


An Innovative Workflow, Intuitive From Start To Finish

Fuse Ecosystem


Efficient Print Packing for Optimal Part Density

Use our free print preparation software, PreForm, to import STL, OBJ, or 3MF files, orient models, estimate print times, and pack parts for optimized density, reducing print time and limiting waste.

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Fast, Simple

Optimize Prints in One Click

Use our free print preparation software, PreForm, to import 3MF, STL, or OBJ files, orient models, estimate print times and material usage, and monitor prints.

PreForm’s powerful 3D packing algorithm automatically arranges models to increase throughput and reduce material waste by optimizing the packing density.

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Monitor and Manage Your Printer From Anywhere

Take control of your production across multiple locations and machines. Monitor the live video feed from the comfort of your desk and track print jobs and material flow with our cloud-based tools to ensure minimum downtime and maximum output.

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Powder Recovery

Consistent Results and Complete Design Freedom

Unsintered powder supports your parts during  printing so you can create complex, interconnecting designs with no need for support structures.

Fine-tuned settings and Formlabs’ patent-pending Surface Armor technology enable mechanical properties and surface quality and ensure professional, consistent results every time.

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Fuse 1 sample part


Ready-to-Use Parts in 15 Minutes

Go from printed to professionally finished parts in as little as 15 minutes with a fully automated workflow.

Extract your parts from the unsintered powder in only 5 minutes with Fuse Sift, our all-in-one SLS powder management station, and reuse up to 80% used powder in your next print to minimize cost and eliminate waste.

Fuse Blast, our fully automated cleaning and polishing solution, delivers consumer-grade parts in as little as 10 minutes thanks to the pre-programmed routines.

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post-processed SLS parts

Nonstop Throughput

Designed for 24/7 Uptime

Achieve faster-than-ever printing speeds to deliver prototypes and small series of end-use parts in under 24 hours.

Industry-leading rapid cooldown times allow you to start a new print within 75 minutes of your previous print job.

Enable continuous throughput by adding a second, removable build chamber and relying on the streamlined, automated post-processing workflow.

Man carrying a Fuse Series 3D printer build chamber
Part 3D printed in Nylon 12 Powder
Nylon 12 Powder

A Material That Does It All

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.

Part 3D printed in Nylon 11 Powder
Nylon 11 Powder

Ductile, Impact-Resistant

For highly ductile, robust parts, Nylon 11 Powder is our higher-performance nylon material for functional prototyping and small batch production. Compared to Nylon 12 Powder, our Nylon 11 Powder is more flexible, less brittle, and better at printing thin walls.

Part 3D printed in TPU 90A Powder
TPU 90A Powder

Tough Elastomer for Resilient, Skin-Safe Products

Balancing high elongation at break and superior tear strength, TPU 90A Powder enables you to 3D print flexible, skin-safe prototypes and end-use parts that withstand the demands of everyday use – all at a low cost per part thanks to a 20% refresh rate.

Part 3D printed in Nylon 12 GF Powder
Nylon 12 GF Powder

Stiff, Stable, Functional Parts

A glass-filled material with enhanced stiffness and thermal stability for demanding industrial environments. Choose Nylon 12 GF Powder to produce stiff functional prototypes or end-use parts for applications where structural rigidity and thermal stability are critical.

Part 3D printed in Nylon 11 CF Powder
Nylon 11 CF Powder

Carbon Fiber SLS, for Strong and Lightweight Parts

Get the best of nylon and carbon fiber with this highly stable, high-performance material, perfect for end-use applications that require both high stiffness and superior strength. Choose Nylon 11 CF Powder to produce lightweight rigid parts that can withstand repeated impact and remain stable over time, even at high temperatures.

Polypropylene Powder 3D Printed Part
Polypropylene Powder

Ductile, Lightweight, and Chemically Resistant

Use genuine polypropylene to produce works-like prototypes and durable end-use parts that are chemically resistant, weldable, and watertight. Polypropylene Powder offers high ductility without a nitrogen environment, enabling durable parts that allow for repeated bending and flexing.

Blurred out SLS powder cartridges
Stay Tuned

More Exciting New Materials Currently in Development

High Quality Parts, Quickly and Affordably

Reduce costs, iterate faster, and bring better experiences to market with our advanced 3D printing materials designed to deliver beautiful final parts for a wide range of applications.

Print Cost


Print Time

22 hours


3 bindings

Weekly Throughput

10 bindings


100,000,000 Parts Printed With Formlabs Technology

Harvard University

Compare Fuse Series Printers

Fuse 1+ 30W

Fuse 1+ 30W SLS 3D printer

High-Performance Benchtop SLS 3D Printer

Laser Type

30 Watt Fiber Laser

Unlocks Same-Day, In-House 3D Printing

Material Compatability

Complete Powder Range

Nylon 12, Nylon 11, Nylon 12 GF, Nylon 11 CF, Polypropylene, and TPU 90A Powders

Print Environment Options

Inert Gas and Air

Inert Gas Enhances Material Properties and Recyclability


Zero Waste Printing

Enabled by High Print Density and Material Recyclability

Fuse 1

Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer

Accessible Benchtop SLS 3D Printer

Laser Type

10 Watt Fiber Laser

Unlocks Reliable, In-House 3D Printing

Material Compatibility

Core Powder Range

Nylon 12, Nylon 11, Nylon 12 GF, and TPU 90A Powders

Print Environment Options


One Option. Easy Setup.


Low Waste Printing

Enabled by High Print Density

Powder 3D Printer: Fuse 1+ 30W

A New Wave of Independent Manufacturing Starts Now

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