Sep 30, 2016

DIY SLS 3D Printer Made For 400 Euro

Vulcaman from Germany developed a DIY laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer that you can make for some 400 Euro or 450 USD.

Technical specifications:

  • 1W 445nm laser diode
  • 8 x 8 x 8cm build volume
  • 36 x 54 x 60cm outer dimensions
  • CORE-XY movement
  • speed: 60mm/s tested, 300mm/s possible
  • costs around 400€

Video of the machine in action:

Since the nylon powder that commercial SLS printers use costs some 200€ per kilogram, developer used much cheaper black powder for powder coating. This gear was printed in black powder coating material at 60mm/s it has dimensions of 3 x 3 x 0,5cm and took one hour to print.

Project homepage with very detailed step-by-step build guide:

Let the cheap DIY SLS era begin!!!