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USA & Canada
SAF Technology

SAF™ Selective Absorption Fusion

SAF Technology

Boost your manufacturing capability.

SAF technology is the power behind the H Series Production Platform, designed for production-level throughput of end-use parts.

The SAF powered H350 3D printer gives you control of your production and costs. Grow your business through volume production with consistent end-use functional parts.

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This is additive manufacturing on a new level

The world is changing fast. Manufacturing is evolving - to be more resilient, more agile, and more adaptable. The H Series Production Platform from Stratasys gives you the additive production capabilities to emerge ahead.

What is SAF?

SAF technology empowers a powder-based additive manufacturing process that employs industrial-grade technology to achieve higher levels of production of end-use parts. SAF is the technology behind the H Series™ Production Platform that provides broad capability to control the print process to achieve accurate, consistent production at competitive part costs.

How it works:

SAF technology uses an infrared-sensitive HAF™(High Absorbing Fluid) to fuse particles of polymer powder together in discreet layers to build parts. It uses Big Wave™ powder management, a proprietary technology that includes powder distribution across a bed, where industrial-grade Piezo-electric print heads jet the fluid in prescribed areas to create each layer of the part. This is followed by exposure to infrared energy, which causes the areas with HAF to melt and fuse together. The sequence is repeated until the parts are completed.

Key benefits


Industrial-grade technology

Industrial Piezo-electric print heads and innovative powder management designed for durability and high uptime.


Production throughput

One-pass print-and fuse, few consumable replacements for minimal downtime and high nesting densities to meet production demands.



End-use production parts

Real-time powder heating, unique thermal management and broad powder range for a wide spectrum of part properties.

Compatible printers


H350 3D Printer

The first Stratasys 3D printer to leverage SAF technology is the H350 3D printer, built on the H Series Production Platform.

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Created with you in mind.

The H Series Production Platform with SAF technology provides the accuracy, repeatability and process control essential for consistent production and competitive part costs. Read our Solution Guide to go more in depth about how the H Series platform with SAF technology is the optimal choice for producing additive-manufactured parts at scale.

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SAF technology - putting additive manufacturing on a new level.

Learn more about SAF technology and how it removes the barriers to higher-volume additive manufacturing production.

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SAF is the industrial-grade powder bed fusion technology that empowers you to leverage additive manufacturing for production-level throughput of end-use parts. To learn more, please fill out the form.