Desktop SLS 3D Printer for $3,699 on Kickstarter

A few weeks ago we heard from a Wisconsin-based 3D printing startup Micronics Micron has introduced a desktop 3D printer for selective laser sintering (SLS). Now the company has launched a crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign for the 3D printer. Priced at $2,999, Micron aims to bring industrial 3D printing capabilities to the table for professionals and ambitious home users, the manufacturer says.

One of the key features of Micron is its ability to print complex objects without support structures. This is made possible by a high power laser that fuses layers of plastic powder together. The surrounding, unfiltered powder bed acts as a natural support system, allowing detailed patterns to be created with high precision.

Using strong, high-performance polymers such as nylon, the Micron printer focuses on quality and durability. The resulting components must be highly resistant to chemicals and wear. Additionally, the build chamber can efficiently fill hundreds of stacked materials for production runs.

The Micron has safety features such as fully enclosed powder handling and 2-stage carbon HEPA filters and a removable impeller. The included MicroSlicer software provides a physics-based packing algorithm for position optimization in build space and was developed specifically for Micron.

All parts are made and serviced in the USA. Both printer and slicer work completely offline to maintain privacy.

die Kickstarter campaign It’s still running for 27 days, and so far the company has raised more than 1.2 million euros. Pricing started at $2,999, and packages are now available for $3,699. Planned retail price is $4,999.

The first video reviews of this new SLS 3D printer are now available:

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