Sinterit Launches Polypropylene (PP) Powder for Compact SLS 3D Printing
AnonymousMemberApril 20, 2021 at 9:20 AM
In the fall of 2020, Polish desktop SLS 3D printing company Sinterit introduced PA11 ESD, the seventh material in its powder portfolio. Sinterit is a firm believer in the necessity of offering a wide, diverse range of SLS powder materials: because prototyping is one of the most common applications for 3D printing, and, as Sinterit said, specifically selective laser sintering technology, “the demand for the diversified material portfolio is something even more significant than the need for speed.” As such, the company is now launching something it says the AM industry has been waiting for: the first polypropylene (PP) material for compact SLS 3D printing. Sinterit’s latest powder material will increase the application possibilities for plastic parts producers, automotive manufacturers, and more.
Until now, at least according to Sinterit’s press release, the only air and watertight material available for SLS 3D printing was its own TPE, but even this wasn’t the best option, as parts required a special sealer to be applied post-printing. The company’s new PP powder, based on a chemical-resistant material with low water absorption, is somewhat distinctive for compact SLS 3D printers. Additionally, the final sealing step is not required with Sinterit’s new PP.
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