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SAF end-use parts

Emerging 3D Printing Technology

SAF™ Selective Absorption Fusion™

Boost your manufacturing capability with powder bed fusion 3D printing.

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 provides you with control over your production and costs. Grow your business through volume production with consistent end-use functional parts.

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What is SAF?

SAF is the industrial-grade technology that powers the powder-based additive manufacturing process which leads to higher levels of end-use parts production. SAF is the latest 3D printing technology behind the H Series Production Platform that enables control over the printing process to achieve accurate, consistent production at competitive part costs.

How SAF technology works:

SAF is the technology behind the H350’s powder bed fusion 3D printing process. SAF uses HAF™ infrared absorption fluid to fuse particles of polymer powder together in layers to build parts. It also utilises Big Wave™ powder management, a proprietary technology that provides reliable powder distribution across the build, where industrial-grade piezo-electric print heads jet the HAF fluid in prescribed areas to create each cross section 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.


Powder bed fusion. Reimagined.

Key benefits

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Industrial-grade technology

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

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Production throughput

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


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End-use production parts

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

Compatible materials


High Yield PA11

SAF technology utilises impact resistant and durable High Yield PA11 engineering-grade polymer material.

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A versatile polymer for powder bed technologies which achieves high volume and accuracy at a low cost. 

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Compatible printers

H350 3D Printer

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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Powder bed fusion additive manufacturing on a new level

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

Powder based additive manufactured parts

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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3D printed part made with SAF technology

SAF technology - elevating powder based additive manufacturing.

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 about SAF technology and upcoming materials, please fill out the form.

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