Selective Laser Sintering
Plastic prototypes and Parts Direct from CAD.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is an additive manufacturing technology. This process uses high power laser fuse small particle of plastic, metal, ceramic, and glass powder directly from computer-aided design (CAD) data into a three dimensional shape.
As each cross-section is scanned, the powder bed is lowered by one layer thickness, scanning and sintering one layer at a time until de build is complete.
Part tolerances typically measure four-thousandth to eight-thousandth of an inch (0.0004”- 0.0008”). Overall.
- High accuracy
- Tool less production
- Wide range of materials offered
- Multiple finishing options
- High heat deflection temperatures
SLS technology is in wide use at many industries due to its ability to easily make complex geometries with little to no added manufacturing effort. Its most common application is in prototype parts early in the design cycle such as for investment casting patterns, automotive hardware, and wind tunnel models. SLS is also increasingly being used in limited-run manufacturing to produce end-use parts for aerospace, military, medical, and electronics hardware.
At Fusion PM, the technology offers numerous advantages to our clients, quickly delivering plastic prototypes and parts via additive manufacturing in as little as 2 to 3 days.
The people at Fusion PM have years of experience working with SLS materials and processes – let Fusion PM get to work for you!
We have a wide range of materials for this technology, learn more here.