Founded in 2013, Asian company XYZprinting has been a leader in desktop and professional 3D printing solutions for years. In fact, in 2019, the manufacturer took a big leap into industrial additive manufacturing with the introduction of new professional technologies, including its first foray into SLS technology. To delve into this niche, XYZprinting launched two industrial machines, first the MfgPro230 xS and later the MfgPro236 xS.

Features of the MfgPro230 xS

Selective laser sintering (SLS) is one of the preferred technologies for producing 3D printed parts with strong and durable mechanical properties. Using this technology, the MfgPro230 xS makes these production capabilities available to all industrial users; the printer is particularly suited for prototyping capabilities. As the name suggests, this 3D printer has a maximum build volume of 230 x 230 x 230 mm. The printer is compatible with the two of the brand’s own materials, the patented sPro12W and sProTPU.

In addition to integrating a 30 W CO2 laser, the MfgPro230 xS has a print speed of 20 mm/h and a layer height of 0.08 mm / 0.1 mm / 0.15 mm / 0.2 mm. In terms of software requirements, the 3D printer is compatible with XYZprint AM / Buildware software, is compatible with Windows 10 or higher operating system and supports stl and 3mf file formats.

The manufacturer offers several examples of parts which can be printed with the MfgPro230 xS using sPro12W (nylon powder). These are an aquarium filter, a smart parking sensor, and chain pattern knitting. This last one is particularly well-printed because the SLS technology is fully self-supporting, meaning that parts can be built within bigger parts.

What Do Users Think?

Reviews suggest that the printer offers intuitive software, high quality parts, and a short production time. Be aware, however, that the printer may not be suitable for beginners; the MfgPro230 xS is likely better suited to someone with prior experience of 3D printng.