Selective Laser Sintering or SLS

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Perfect for functional testing, rapid prototyping, high-heat and chemically resistant applications.

SLS uses a high-powered C02 laser to fuse small particles of powdered material to create 3 dimensional parts.

Selective Laser Sintering

The laser selectively fuses powdered material by scanning X&Y cross-sections on the surface of a powder bed. The model is built one layer at a time from supplied 3D CAD data. SLS is capable of producing highly durable parts for real-world testing.

  • Produce highly complex geometries
  • Durable, high-heat and chemically resistant applications
  • Impact-resistant parts for rigorous use
  • Ideal for snap fits and living hinges
  • Low-volume production solutions
  • Major time and cost benefits
  • Large build platforms available

Applications

Rapid Manufacturing

  • Aerospace Hardware
  • UAS - Unmanned Air Systems Hardware
  • UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Hardware
  • UUV - Unmanned Underground Vehicle Hardware
  • UGV - Unmanned Ground Vehicle Hardware
  • Medical and Healthcare
  • Electronics; Packaging, Connectors
  • Homeland Security
  • Military Hardware

Rapid Prototypes

  • Functional Proof of Concept Prototypes
  • Design Evaluation Models (Form, Fit & Function)
  • Product Performance & Testing
  • Engineering Design Verification
  • Wind-Tunnel Test Models

Tooling and Patterns

  • Tooling and Manufacturing Estimating Visual Aid
  • Investment Casting Patterns
  • Jigs and Fixtures

It is absolutely true that printing technologies, 3D printing polyjet and selective laser sintering are important technologies. The 3D polyjet printers have multiple layers that can be as thin as 15 micrometers.
The 3D printing FDM (fused deposition modeling) is one of the most used techniques for 3D printing. The 3D printing FDM methodology helps in getting onto the 3D printing world in a much more cost-effective way.