Formlabs Fuse Blast

Effortlessly clean your SLS 3D printed parts in minutes with Formlabs Fuse Blast. Save time, cut costs, and deliver professional-grade, touch-clean parts.

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Your Ultimate Solution for Professional Post-Processing

Elevate your powder-based 3D printing post-processing with Fuse Blast, a fully automated cleaning and polishing solution. Seamlessly integrated into the Fuse Series ecosystem, Fuse Blast delivers fast, consistent results, cleaning a whole build chamber in just 15 minutes.

With optional polishing capabilities, you achieve smooth, semi-gloss, and dye-ready surface finishes, ensuring professional-grade parts every time. Say goodbye to manual labor and hello to streamlined post-processing with Fuse Blast.

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Key Features & Benefits

Hands-Off Cleaning

Enjoy 100% hands-off cleaning and polishing designed specifically for SLS parts, ensuring a thorough and hassle-free process from start to finish.

Quick Finish

Achieve finished parts in just 15 minutes with automated cleaning routines, reducing media saturation and extending media life for cost savings.

Consistent Results

Pre-programmed routines ensure consistent results, while manual mode offers flexibility for specific part requirements.

Professional Finish

Deliver clean-to-the-touch parts with an in-line ionizer that prevents dust and media resettling, or opt for the optional polishing function for a smooth, semi-gloss, dye-ready surface.

Streamlined Workflow

Seamlessly integrate into the Fuse ecosystem for automated post-processing, reducing labor time by 80% and delivering finished parts fast.

Technical Specifications

Fuse Blast
Printer Compatibility
Fuse Series SLS 3D Printers
Third-party powder bed fusion 3D printers
Dimensions (W x D x H)
100 × 75 × 175 cm
39 × 29.6 × 68.7 in
Height when open: 195cm (76.8 in)
164 kg (without blasting media)
360 lb (without blasting media)
Power Requirement
EU: 230 VAC, 3 A (no dedicated circuit or vacuum required)
US: 120 VAC, 6 A (no dedicated circuit or vacuum required)
Wi-Fi: 2.4 GHz
Ethernet: 1000 Mbit
USB: 2.0
Internal work area (W x D x H)
71 x 55 x 67 cm
27.9 x 21.6 x 26.3 in
Accessible work area (W x D x H)
57 x 50 x 67 cm
22.4 x 19.6 x 26.4 in
(basket removed)
Compressed Air Requirements
Supply at least 10 SCFM at 90 PSI / 285 SLPM at 6 bar
Regulate pressure input between 90-120 PSI / 6-8 bar
Typically achieved by a single 4 HP compressor

A Premier Industrial Design Studio Leverages Formlabs

Vital Auto, a top-tier industrial design studio specializing in automotive design, serves major clients like Volvo, Nissan, McLaren, and Lotus.

They utilize Formlabs Form 3L SLA printers and Fuse 1 SLS printers for high-fidelity prototypes and end-use parts. Their materials range from Elastic 80A Resin for prototype door seals to Nylon 12 for rugged components like air ducts, all crafted with precision and expertise.

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Services & Customer Benefits

Unmatched Training

Hawk Ridge provides comprehensive self-paced training programs tailored for the Formlabs line of 3D printers. With our user-friendly modules, you can delve into printer operations and best practices at a pace that suits you best.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with Fuse Blast?

Fuse Blast comes with the following accessories:

  • Transfer container
  • Control pedals
  • ESD wrist strap
  • 7mm socket wrench
  • Blast orifice (3mm)
  • Blast orifice (4mm)
  • T-20 driver
  • Floor mat
Is Fuse Blast only for Formlabs?
No, you can use this de-powdering system for other powder-based technologies as well.
What is the smoothing option?
The smoothing option is a post-processing technique for smoothing the surface of 3D printed parts. It involves using an abrasive blasting process to remove layer lines and imperfections, resulting in a smoother finish on the part’s surface.
How does Fuse Blast benefit existing Formlabs 3D Printing users?
Users of other Formlabs 3D printing solutions can integrate the Fuse Blast Smoothing Option into their workflow by incorporating it as a post-processing step after printing. Once the desired parts are printed using Formlabs printers, they can be transferred to the Fuse Blast unit for smoothing. This process enables users to achieve a polished finish on their 3D-printed parts, enhancing their aesthetic appeal and functional performance.
Can I achieve professional-grade results with Fuse Blast without using Fuse Sift?
Yes, Fuse Blast allows you to clean parts extracted from the cake without prior de-powdering, reducing Fuse Sift time to 5-10 minutes. However, we recommend using Fuse Sift and Fuse Blast together for optimal powder management and part cleaning workflows.
Is polishing possible with Fuse Blast?
Yes, Fuse Blast can polish parts using specialty plastic media with the drop-in polishing upgrade. This feature will be available in H1 2024, allowing for a smooth, semi-gloss, and dye-ready surface finish.
How long does it take to post-process parts with Fuse Blast?
Typically, the post-processing time on the Fuse Series ecosystem ranges from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on factors like material used, part geometry and desired powder reclaim. This includes extracting parts, cleaning and optional polishing.
What is the labor requirement for operating the Fuse Blast?
Fuse Blast is an automated solution that minimizes manual labor. Users simply transfer parts from the Fuse Sift to the Fuse Blast, press the “Start” button, and let the system handle the rest. Manual cleaning modes are available for delicate or large parts.
Is the Fuse Blast ATEX certified?
No, ATEX certification is not required as the Fuse Blast is not intended for use in potentially explosive environments. However, it adheres to safety standards for dust containment and ventilation, ensuring a safe operating environment.
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