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. 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
Tolerances for standard resolution:
X/Y planes: +/- .005” for the first inch, plus +/- .005” for every inch thereafter
Z plane: +/- .010” for the first inch, plus +/- .005” for every inch thereafter
SLS produces parts from impact-resistant engineering plastic, great for low- to mid-volume end-use parts, enclosures, snap-fit parts, automotive components and thin-walled ducting.
SLS produces complex geometries, for low-volume parts that would typically require assembly using traditional manufacturing methods.
Selective Laser Sintering
Standard Uncoated: Loose powder removed and bead blast
Standard Coated: Loose powder removed, bead blast & apply sealant
Primed: Loose powder removed, bead blast, apply sealant, sand to remove any starting with 80 grit sandpaper and then 150 grit sandpaper, apply primer, sand using 220 grit, apply more primer and then finish with 320 grit sandpaper
Painted: Primed finish and painted
Dyed: Standard uncoated finish with dye