- Posted by Aundera Schroder
- On January 26, 2021
New York City, NY – January 26, 2021 – PrintParts Inc., a New York City-based additive manufacturing service provider, is expanding its production part offerings with the addition of the Formlabs Fuse 1 selective laser sintering (SLS) system. The newly released SLS additive manufacturing system utilizes a laser to precisely fuse nylon powder into lightweight, robust parts.
Founded in 2016, PrintParts has established itself as an additive manufacturing service provider with a focus on short run production services for industries that include aerospace, automotive, defense, robotics, and medical devices. In 2020, PrintParts significantly grew its operations to support the New York City government as a prime contractor for COVID testing supplies, ultimately delivering over 1.5 million nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs.
“We’ve always enjoyed working with the team at PrintParts and we’re very excited about the expansion into SLS production parts using the Formlabs Fuse 1 system” says PrintParts’s customer, Barry Gottlieb, Senior Procurement Specialist of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc.
After seeing growing market demand for Nylon production parts, adding the Fuse 1 system expands PrintParts’ production capacity and ability to meet customer requirements for structural, load bearing, and mechanical parts.
“We have been using Formlabs SLA systems for over three years now and have been impressed with the ease of use, range of materials, and print quality. Investing in the new Fuse 1 system was the logical next step for us in order to bring high quality, industrial-grade SLS print options to our customers in a cost-efficient way,” says Cody Burke, Head of Partnerships at PrintParts.
PrintParts is one of the first service bureaus to offer SLS parts printed on the Fuse 1,and together with its customers will utilize the innovative features of the platform that include:
- Production of large parts and higher throughput with a 165 x 165 x 320 mm build volume.
- Increased efficiency due to supportless printing minimizes post-processing time
- Material attributes of Nylon 12 that suit structural, load bearing, or mechanical parts, including the ability to bend and return to its original form with 11% elongation at break, 50 MPa tensile strength, and 171 °C / 340 °F @ 0.45 MPa heat deflection temperature.
- Continuous printing and reduction in downtime due to a removable and swappable build chamber.
“We have a great relationship with PrintParts and are excited that they’re among the very first service bureaus to receive a Fuse 1,” said Dan Recht, Business Development Lead at Formlabs. “The straightforward end-to-end SLS workflow Fuse 1 provides will enable PrintParts to deliver high-performance prototypes and end-use parts to their customers.”
PrintParts Inc. offers advanced manufacturing solutions using additive manufacturing. Headquartered in Manhattan, PrintParts operates in the heart of New York City and online at PrintParts.com with a mission to help more customers print parts on demand at a fraction of the cost. The company’s manufacturing services include prototyping and production of industrial-grade parts for end-use applications using a wide range of additive technologies and materials. For more information, visit www.printparts.com