Additive Technology: SLS

Selective Laser Sintering

Selective Laser Sintering is a self-supporting powder process that enables a variety of design and print strategies to increase part performance and boost print productivity.

What Is SLS Technology?

Description

Selective Laser Sintering uses a high-power laser to fuse small particles of plastic powder. The high accuracy and consistency of SLS makes it ideal for high quality production parts.

Strengths

Supportless printing allows for complex geometries, fine features and undercutsParts produced with SLS have excellent mechanical characteristics, with strength resembling that of injection-molded parts.  

Weakness

Limited colors – Natural Grey or Dyed Black 

Base Materials

Nylon 12

Technical Specifications

Price

$$$$$

Lead Time

3-5 Days

Tolerances

± 0.5 mm

Min Wall Thickness

1.0 mm

Max Build Volume

165 x 165 x 320 mm
( 6.5 x 6.5 x 12.6 in )

Resolutions Available

100 Micron – 0.1 mm

Advantages of SLS

Industrial Strength

Print durable parts for functional prototyping, end-use applications and production of complex assemblies with high environmental stability. 

Complex Geometries

Print dimensionally stable parts not possible or too costly for CNC machining. SLS allows you to increase efficiency without increasing cost. 

Quick Turnaround

Our fleet of SLS machines are ready to print your parts. We can reduce production lead times from weeks or months to just a few days. 

Print Supportless

SLS is a self-supporting process, making it perfect to print parts with complex structures and fine features not possible with other technologies. 

Exceptional Quality

Print high quality, strong, end-use parts in days. SLS technology produces exceptional quality parts with fine features and beautiful surface quality.

Large Build Volume

Print large precise parts or lots of little parts. Our SLS machines allow for larger build volumes and can provide production volumes on-demand. 

Exceptional Quality

Nylon 12 can be delivered in a natural grey finish or dyed pure black.

Industrial Strength

Explore SLS Materials

Below is a list of materials we offer for Selective Laser Sintering.

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Nylon 12 - Natural Grey

Industrial Grade Material

Nylon 12 is a highly capable material for both functional prototyping and end-use production of complex assemblies and durable parts.

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Nylon 12 - Dyed Black

Industrial Grade Material

Fast print speeds, high-density nesting and no support structures allow for maximize use of build volume to print more parts.

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