Technology: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is an industrial printing technology that uses a pulsed laser to sinter, powdered materials. The process does not require support structures which makes it possible to achieve previously impossible part geometries and complexities. There is a wide range of materials available with SLS ranging from flexible polyurethanes to glass-filled nylons and other high-performance materials. We use SLS technology for prototypes and end-use parts in the automotive, aerospace, medical, and military industries.

Below is an example of a key fob housing printed using SLS and Nylon PA12 which produces a white part. White parts can then be custom-dyed to achieve bright, vibrant colors, as shown.

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Unique Advantages

  • Complex features and geometries
  • Injection mold quality
  • High strength, stiffness and chemical resistance
  • Wide range of material options
  • Biocompatible