in this video, we will tell you about the Sinterit NILS 480 3D printer. With NILS standing for New Industrial Laser Sintering, the NILS 480 is an SLS machine designed for industrial use. The printer meets broader industry needs than the preceding Sinterit Lisa and Lisa Pro systems. The larger print chamber of 200 x 200 x 330 mm is complemented by other features such as increased print speed and a high degree of automation. So, printing a part occupying the whole build volume will last no more than 30 hours. Based on Sinterit's extensive experience in developing compact and easy-to-use 3D printers, the structure and layout of the machine were designed with both ergonomics and resource savings in mind. The NILS 480 is equipped with a set of features that enhance user-friendliness and increase the system’s productivity, including a closed-loop powder circulation system, smart material distribution, and a continuous printing function.


Sinterit is an incredibly well-known company in additive manufacturing, directly connected with the many benefits of SLS 3D printers. We are pleased to share a brief review of the brand-new machine that has been brimming with innovativeness from the beginning.

The Sinterit NILS480 3D printer is said to revolutionize the industry within its realm. NILS refers to New Industrial Laser Sintering and it outlines the fundamental elements that the device is based on. It can be described as a Top 3D Shop, and we encourage you to look into the debut of the brand New Sinterit industrial line.

About Sinterit

Sinterit is one of the largest Polish manufacturers of SLS 3D printers and specialized products. It was established in 2014 and, ever since then, it has continued to impress the world of additive manufacturing with its superior performance SLS solutions. The main goal of the business is to assist creative professionals by providing them with high-quality, easy-to-use and inexpensive tools that can help them streamline their manufacturing.

The primary accomplishment of the Sinterit is the improvement in SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) technology, which utilizes the use of a powerful laser to sinter polymer powders to create solid objects, without the need for support structures. This technique offers high-quality and a wide range of opportunities due to the wide-ranging environment and the wide range of materials. Additionally, Sinterit offers the whole printing system that includes powder management and post-processing tools, software that is specifically designed for it as well as a variety of powders and an extensive array of services. It is evident that these aspects are covered completely by the NILS the 480.


The first industrial printer made by Sinterit The NILS 480 is designed to help make SLS 3D printing even more efficient and thus more profitable. In contrast to the earlier desktop printers that were part of the company's compact line this printer takes SLS technology to a new step.

The NILS 480 is designated for efficiency, performance and cost-effectiveness -which are of great significance to all players in the industrial sector. To reach this objective, the machine comes fitted with a massive production capacity and also the features to ensure continuous operation and autonomous working. The features it has distinguish it against its competitors.

Sinterit has earned a name as a top manufacturer thanks to its compact SLS 3D Printers range. Even with the significant variations, these printers excel in tackling issues that arise outside of industrial printing such as education and business. Take a look at the following table to see how the specifications of the NILS the 480 against other products from Sinterit.




Lisa Pro

Lisa X

NILS 488

Build volume

110 x 160x 155 millimeters

4.3 3.0 6.3 and 6.1 in

110 160 x 245 millimeters

4.3 inches x 6.3 9 in. 9.6 in

130 x 180 x 335 millimeters

5.1 in. x 7.1 130.0 x 13.0 in

200 x 200 x 300 millimeters

7.9 13.0 7.9 x 13.0 in.

Max. print diagonal

248 millimeters

9.8 in

313 millimeters

12.3 in

398 millimeters

15.7 in

435 mm

17.1 in

Speed of printing

3 mm/h

3 mm/h

10-14 mm/h

10-14 mm/h

Laser type

5 W

5 W IR

30 W IR

30 W IR


808 nm

808 nm

976 nm

976 nm

Layer height

0.075-0.175 millimeters

0.003-0.006 in

0.075-0.175 millimeters

0.003-0.006 in

0.075-0.175 millimeters

0.003-0.006 in

0.075-0.175 millimeters

0.003-0.006 in

Scanning is a type of scanner.





Laser spot size

400 millimeters

0.0157 in

400 millimeters

0.0157 in

650 millimeters

0.0256 in

560 mm

0.0220 in

Feed bed capacity

3.4 L

5.2 L

14 L

30 L

Control system for inert gas





Automatic Powder Distribution System (APDS)





Continuous Printing System (CPS)






4" interactive touchscreen

7" interactive touchscreen

9" interactive touchscreen

15.6" interactive touchscreen


Wi-Fi, USB

Wi-Fi, USB

Ethernet Wi-Fi USB

Ethernet, Wi-Fi USB


Sinterit 3D printer NILS 480

Assembly Fully assembled

Camera built in for monitoring Yes

Printing chamber that is closed Yes, completely shut

Connectionivity Wi-Fi Ethernet, USB

Display 15.6" interactive touchscreen

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What's inside the box?

The printer comes with specially-designed tools and equipment that help make printing and processing more efficient and comfortable. In addition to the printer the basic set includes:

  • I box
  • Trowel
  • Tools to manage powder
  • Personal security tools
  • Post-processing tools
  • Kit for maintenance
  • USB drive that includes Sinterit Studio software
  • Power cable
  • User manuals

For some items, package content may change. If you have any concerns we can be reached.

To improve the overall efficiency and user experience, Sinterit provides additional equipment that can be purchased either separately or in complete sets. We'll discuss the subject later.

Smart features

Sinterit tends to retain the acknowledged advantages that its products offer. In this instance, this model NILS 480 is no exception. The product continues to follow its tradition in the industrial sector.

In addition, the NILS 480 boasts new technologies that make it an outstanding tool for productivity.

Unprecedented printing speed

The Sinterit machine is extremely fast: it prints at a speed of 10-14 millimeters per hour. This is an obvious improvement to anyone who has worked with previous Sinterit models. In this manner, the majority of prints can be printed within 24 hours. However, the entire bed can take about 30 hours to complete.

This speed can be achieved thanks to the galvo laser that is new. As opposed to the XY laser employed for the small segment this laser module isn't moving when printing. The beam is directed to an array of mirrors which are able to direct towards various directions by altering its configuration.

By reducing the time for printing and a lower refresh rate, the ratio of powder can be reduced to 22 percent.

With the complete range of high-end peripherals that are offered by Sinterit All additional steps can be completed in less than one hour.

Industrial size

The NILS 480 makes a big difference in the size of the build. The model image here illustrates how many printouts can be printed from the printer in only one print session.

The chamber that is built like this lets you print long pieces as a whole such as shoes, the housing for electronic gadgets, automobile prototypes, arm orthosis, and more. The best packing is guaranteed by the auto-nesting feature built in Sinterit Studio. Sinterit Studio software.

Automated operation

The NILS 480, Sinterit introduces two new automated systems which are crucial to the printer's performance. They are referred to as Automatic Powder Dispensing System (APDS) and Continuous Printing System (CPS).

APDS can take the process of working using powder to a level of automation that is only available to the biggest machines. The powder that is discarded from the overflow bin is transported continuously back to the dispenser. With the built-in tank that isn't required to refill before every print job. Additionally, APDS allows lowering the costs of printing.

CPS manages an independent, non-stop printing process. After cooling off the printed image (2 hours) the printing bed discharges the cake from the cooling box and begins making a fresh printout, there is no additional intervention by a person who is needed. The system significantly reduces interruption of the device.

These capabilities provide a possibility to develop an all-in-one printer solution for maintenance or manufacturing centers or service providers. any other type of application where you require a large number of prints on a daily basis.

Rapid Return on Investment

Alongside the low maintenance The machine also has the highest printing cost. This includes the material price and refreshment rate as well as the downtime of the machine, the printing time, as well as the cost of purchasing the printer. This is why the NILS 480 does win in these areas and the mix of all advantages make it a printer with a great ROI.

Based on the rates offered by suppliers, you could be able to pay for the machine in only 40 days after the start of production.


It is a NILS 480 utilizing the company's dedicated slicing program. It's known as Sinterit Studio, which is an ideal tool to work on 3D models of any kind. Additionally, you can keep track of the state of printing through the entire process and modify up to 50 parameters that can be adjusted. Sinterit Studio allows users to create and manage projects. Sinterit Studio allows creating new projects, or working on existing ones using the broad variety of formats for files: STL, OBJ, 3DS, FBX, DAE, 3MF. The program includes:

  • built-in optimization technology
  • an intuitive interface
  • large set of open printing parameters;
  • automated model arrangement (auto-nesting);
  • An easy slicing process with a preview option;
  • integrated model scaling;
  • layer height adjustment;
  • preset profile to Sinterit materials;
  • Wi-Fi connection;
  • convenient control over all users' Sinterit printers. It's a simple way to control all Sinterit.

The Sinterit Studio comes in two different versions: Sinterit Studio available : the Basic version and the Advanced. They differ from one another in terms of the features supported:

Sinterit Studio Basic: offers the standard features set including printing with the basic Sinterit powders (PA12 Smooth, Flexa Grey) without any additional parameters or third party materials.

Sinterit Studio Advanced: provides access to more than 50 print parameters and experimental settings and third party materials.

The distinction between the two versions is outlined by the following table:



Sinterit Studio Basic

Sinterit Studio Advanced

Basic settings



Changing Layer height






Auto-nesting + collision detection



Advanced printing settings (open print parameters)



Scale modification



Temperatures of printing are modified



Modification to warmup and cooldown



Modification of power source with lasers



Laser movement and modification of geometry



Skeletons (enhancing fine details)



Profiles pre-defined for Sinterit materials



Materials are available (check the availability below)

  • PA12 Smooth
  • Flexa Grey
  • PA12 Smooth
  • Flexa Grey
  • Flexa Soft
  • Flexa Bright
  • TPE
  • PA11 Onyx
  • PA11 ESD
  • PA11 CF
  • PP

Open Profiles



Open profiles are suitable for Sinterit materials



Open profiles for materials from third parties




It is available separately or as part of the Sinterit NILS 480 can be bought separately or as part of the full industrial set which includes the equipment for every stage of 3D printing.

The set includes:

  • Sinterit 3D printer NILS 480
  • A Dedicated Powder Tools
  • Personal security
  • Tools for managing powder
  • Post processing equipment
  • Service kit
  • Powder tools
  • Powder funnel
  • Foldable tray
  • Binder
  • ATEX/Intertek Vacuum Cleaner
  • Powder Handling Station (PHS)
  • Sinterit Sandblaster SLS
  • Sinterit Studio Advanced


The NILS 480 covers the complete variety of applications where SLS is a major advantage. With its incredible design flexibility as well as high precision, excellent mechanical properties, easy-to-use technology and a variety of materials that are supported it is an industrial solution that is highly efficient that is compatible with any modern standard.

In this table, this model offers distinct advantages over the smaller model, which are pertinent to its main function.

In the question of who will benefit most from NILS 480, the answer is evident from the above points of the machine. This machine is perfect for automotive and medical fields as well as designers, service providers as well as electronics engineers and prototyping experts.

Print examples

The photos below clearly demonstrate the detail and quality that the NILS 480 is capable of.

Bottom line

Based on the benefits that have been identified We could conclude that Sinterit NILS480 3D printer can be described as an industrial device of a new generation that preserves all previous successes from the business. With its redesigned effectiveness and remarkable ROI, this device is expected to be a useful instrument for the automated, continuous production of high-end end-of-use components and medical structures, as well as elements of design and fashion and functional prototypes.