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Micronics: Desktop SLS 3D printer for 3,699 US dollars on Kickstarter

A few weeks ago, we reported on Wisconsin-based 3D printing startup Micronics, which unveiled a desktop 3D printer called Micron for selective laser sintering (SLS). Now the company has launched a crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign for the 3D printer. With a price tag of 2,999 US dollars, the Micron is said to bring industrial 3D printing capabilities to the desktop for professionals and ambitious home users.

One of the key features of the Micron is its ability to print complex objects without support structures. This is made possible by a high-power laser that melts layers of plastic powder together. The surrounding, non-sintered powder bed serves as a natural support structure, allowing the creation of detailed shapes with high precision.

Quality and durability are the focus of the Micron printer, which processes robust high-performance polymers such as nylon. The resulting components are said to be highly resistant to chemicals and wear. In addition, the build chamber can be efficiently filled with hundreds of stacked objects for production runs.

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

All components are manufactured and maintained in the USA. Both the printer and slicer work completely offline to ensure privacy.

The Kickstarter campaign is still running for 27 days and the company has so far raised more than 1.2 million euros in funding. The price started at 2,999 US dollars, with packages still available at 3,699 US dollars. The planned retail price is 4,999 US dollars.

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

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