Printing with SLS gives you:

  • White printed nylon that can be dyed
  • Good uniform strength in all directions
  • Options for rubber-like and glass filled properties

Applications:

  • Scenarios where MJF grey parts are to dark
  • Bellows or other flexible pieces
  • Applications requiring rigid material
Technical Details

Selective Laser Sintering uses the thermal energy from a laser to melt the cross section of each layer. A fine bed of nylon powder is laid down, one thin layer at a time. This process continues for each cross-section layer until the part is complete. No additional supports are required for overhangs and undercuts as the powder from each previous layer acts as the support. When complete the parts are removed, the un-sintered powder is recycled and reused in the machine for future builds.

SLS printers make strong end-use parts and functional prototypes with outstanding resolution, surface finish and edge definition. It allows us to provide a cost effective solution for low volume production parts without the need for expensive tooling.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Build Volume: 15 x 13 x 18 in (380 x 330 x 457 mm)
  • Accuracy: 0.003 – 0.006 in Layer Thickness (0.08 – 0.15 mm)
  • Minimum Wall Thickness: 0.030 (0.75mm)

DATA SHEETS:

ADVANTAGES:

  • Excellent surface finish with impercetable build lines
  • End use parts due to consistent part quality and variety of mechanical properties
  • Living hinges and snap fits
  • Rubber-like flexibility and durability for gaskets and bellows
  • Cost effective low-volume production
  • Medical grade materials that can autoclave