Technology No. 8: SHS
What it is: Selective heat sintering technology
Inventors: Blueprinter ApS; Danish start-up company with patent SHS (selective heat sintering) technology.
Materials: Thermoplastic powder optimized to work with SHS technology
Process: Sintering using a thermal printer head; that is, printer spreads thin layer of plastic powder across the build chamber, then thermal printer head moves and melts picture of cross section into a plastic powder layer. Object is built inside chamber surrounded by unmelted powders.
Price Range: Up to $25,000
Systems Sold by: Blueprinter ApS