Sonda SYS SL02 is outfitted with a high-quality optical system: Cambridge Lightning II from Cambridge Technology. A bit of advice: this is also utilized by US Army guidance systems. The US Army certainly knows well what works best. Our engineers also know what works best.
This technologically advanced optical system gives provides significant market advantages for our devices. In order to leave you doubt-free, we would like to briefly share some of them with you.
Reasons to choose the SondaSYS SL02 model 3-axis optical galvo
First things first: one major advantage it that the size of the build volume may be modified, which significantly influences the optimization of production costs through the adjustment of the required size of build space. Users need only select size 1 (65 x 265 x 310 mm) or size 2 (365 x 365 x 610 mm). The device will automatically select smaller or larger build volume on its own. If you need to print smaller objects or a minimal number of elements you may select a smaller build volume. This will require a shorter heating and cooling time, reducing the amount of power needed as well as reducing the cost per part. What happens when you need to print a large element or large quantity? If you have a 3D printer with a permanent build chamber size, it will be necessary to repeat the printing process or use an additional device. However, in SL02 you can simply adjust printing settings and select a larger printing space. Customizing build volume to your current necessities allows for a shorter overall production time through the reduction of heating and cooling times.
Second: SondaSYS SL02 is capable of smoothly changing the size of the laser beam during the printing process.
This feature allows you to shorten the process time by way of a faster filling model which provides major process time acceleration and faster work termination. By how much?! It varies by model size but considering you may be able to save 5-10 seconds on a single layer, multiply that by the amount of layers. 5 seconds x 3500 layers = nearly 5 hours shorter processing time. Decide for yourself if it is significant. This is not the only plus. Modifying laser beam size during the printing process also helos to preserve external surface precision. The entire process is digitally controlled and operated once you have chosen the appropriate parameters. In the end, the model should have a structure that is less dispersed and a be stronger inside. This is crucial when creating tools, functional prototypes, or short-run product series/
Benefit number 3: distortion minimization
The 3-axis galvo system does not require the use of a f-theta lens. Utilized in standard 2-axis systems, f-theta lens overheats which may cause distortions. In SondaSYS SL02 3-axis galvo system distortions are minimized and issues with the lens modifying the geometry by itself under the influence of temperature are eliminated. This means users do not have to change the scanned portion of the working plane to evenly distribute the temperature on the lens surface, as is necessary in 2-axis systems.