Jan 11, 2017

Low Cost DIY SLS 3D Printer by Vulcaman

Vulcaman, well known for his previous machines, has released his latest sintering 3d printer you can make for some 500 Euro: the JRLS 1000.
It is still far from commercial machines, but this field is progressing forward and that is the most important thing. Vulcaman is only 18 years old, so we can hope much more from him in the future.
Key features:
  • 5x5x5cm build volume
  • 1.8w 445nm laser
  • 80w 12V heated-bed
  • 150w 230V powder heater with IR-Sensor
  • coater which compresses the powder
  • adjustable Feed control
  • overflow container
  • closed build chamber
  • low cost
Most prints are currently done in instant tea powder which is 95% sugar, but the powder is used because of its red color which will absorb the 450nm laser well. White sugar will not work, because it will just reflect the laser. The laser is focused to 0.2mm. The power of the laser is set to 1W.

Here is the machine printing:

Detailed build guide and all the files: