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Introducing the Enhanced FUNMAT HT


The world of desktop printers just got an exciting new upgrade. This week, Intamsys announced the release of an improved version of their FUNMAT HT 3D printer, the so-called "Enhanced FUNMAT HT".

The printer's new features include three of the most requested improvements from FUNMAT users, including: 

  • auto-levelling;
  • 4 independent drivers; 
  • a ceramic glass build plate.


This new feature makes print preparation easy and convenient. Instead of spending time tinkering with settings, you can now get straight to printing.

Check out the video below to see the new auto-levelling feature in action.



Each of these four new drivers is optimised for high-performance. Together, they are responsible for filament loading and controlling the X-axis, Y-axis and Z-axis.  This powerful new addition brings significant improvements to print precision and speed, as well as to the reliability of the equipment.



Out with the old and in with the new! In the Enhanced FUNMAT HT, Borosilicate Glass is replaced with Ceramic Glass replaces , which has higher inflexibility and less thermal deformation. Plus, the addition of PI film increases the printer's heating efficiency.

Left: the old Borosilicate Glass build plate. Right: the new Ceramic Glass build plate.

What’s new in December


There’s a lot of software to be excited about this month, plus a major development in the world of handheld scanners

This month has seen the release of several powerful new software packages from Geomagic and Sinterit, as well as the EinScan Pro 2X, the fastest and most powerful iteration of Shining’s celebrated handheld scanners.



Geomagic Freeform 2019

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Geomagic Design X 2019

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Sinterit Studio 2019

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Einscan Pro 2X

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Geomagic Freeform 2019


Take a look at the powerful new features inside the latest edition of Geomagic Freeform, available now!



Geomagic Freeform 2019 introduces new functionality that makes it radically easier for more people to design in Freeform no matter their experience level, automate and speed up repetitive modelling tasks to increase productivity, and ensure more consistent results.

  • Dynabot™ Automation is a revolutionary addition to Freeform, introducing advanced record and playback macro capability that significantly speeds repetitive customization and production workflows. Users can apply logic to recorded sequences, edit parameters, and insert user prompts and instructions. This complete set of automation capability will greatly increase our production-customers speed of workflow, and allow them to onboard new production design processes much faster.
  • UI Customization (including palette filtering and new color schemes) allows you to customize your user interface based on individual preferences for an enhanced experience.
  • Guide Curves for Autosurfacer lets you leverage pre-drawn curves to define boundaries for key regions and assign their edge continuity.
  • Pattern Piece & Axis Marker Enhancements let you pattern sets of objects along multiple paths all at once.
  • New Touch X USB Support gives you the convenience, precision, and reliability of the latest Touch X haptic device improvements.
  • Enhanced Color Management makes Boolean color and clay/mesh conversion more predictable and gives you new levels of control.
  • Enhanced Favorites List now supports multiple columns and displays tool icons.

Scrollable Palettes let you quickly find the tools you need with the flick of your mouse wheel.

Geomagic Design X 2019


The new Geomagic Design X packs some powerful new optimisations under the hood. Learn how it could boost your design workflow here.



Geomagic Design X enables you to capture scanned data and rapidly create accurate, manufacturing-ready CAD models. This major release adds speed, quality and enhanced user experience, providing you with better quality CAD models and the fastest turnaround time in the market.

Scan faster, design faster, grow ROI faster

  • Confidently capture data and process scans 2X faster than before.
  • Automatically and repeatedly, handle scan data with a click of a button, using scan processing macros.
  • Create CAD faster by employing intelligent sketch tools that dimension and constrain with design-intent in mind.

Handle any downstream task with higher quality results

  • Ensure high quality surfaces with new analysis tools like Zebra Strip Mapping and Curvature Combs.
  • Check design deviations faster by harnessing an enhanced Accuracy Analyzer™.
  • Achieve better surfacing results with higher quality curve networks driven by new constraint capability.

Enjoy working smarter, not harder

  • An enhanced UI intuitively arranges tools to follow the design workflow.
  • Experience effortless data capturing with a new UI that gives you the tools you want, when you want them.
  • Visualize your data smoothly using an upgraded mesh engine.

Sinterit Studio software options


The latest must-have companion to your Sinterit 3D printer, 2019’s Sinterit Studio sees some major improvements across the board, so you can spend less time tweaking settings and more time printing.



  1. New interface design to make the process more intuitive.
  2. Optimized performance via improved algorithms, helping make your workflow faster and more effective.
  3. Improved model arranging assistance including object collision warnings, object grouping, and a local coordinate system.
  4. Uploading files by WiFi allows you to send your files straight to your printer. Arrange the models, choose the parameters and you’re good to go!

Sinterit Studio comes in a variety of flavours to suit the differing requirements of Sinterit users, so you can choose the package that fits your needs and workflow:

➤ Sinterit Studio

All the functionalities that you need to print using basic Sinterit powders (PA12 Smooth, PA11 Onyx, Flexa Grey, Flexa Black) in a standard manner, without experimenting with printing parameters or 3rd party materials.

➤ Sinterit Studio Open

In addition to the functionalities of standard Sinterit Studio, you gain access to adjust the printing parameters. Sinterit Studio Open enables you to use some 3rd party materials or experiment with printing settings.

➤ Sinterit Studio Profiles

All the functionalities of Sinterit Studio and printing profiles that enable you to print with Sinterit Flexa Soft, Flexa Bright and TPE.

➤ Sinterit Studio Advanced

Full access to printing parameters and profiles for printing with all Sinterit powders.

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