Examples of SLS Works
3D printing SLS uses a powerful laser to layer-by-layer sinter a finely dispersed polymer powder into a complex-shaped solid structure. In this case, the unbaked powder performs a supporting function. It surrounds the printed part during the 3D printing process, eliminating the need for special support structures. This is why SLS 3D printing is so convenient for creating strong and functional engineering parts of complex designs. Internal elements, undercuts, thin walls and negative structural elements are really within the reach of this technology.
Products printed using SLS technology have excellent mechanical properties that are comparable in strength to products manufactured using traditional injection molding. They require little or no post-surface treatment. The part only needs to be removed from the mass of unsintered powder and cleaned from its residues. The surface of products made from SLS powder has a rough structure.
Due to the lack of support, parts for SLS 3D printing are easy to arrange in the volume of the construction field, which makes it possible to simultaneously produce many parts. This speeds up and reduces the cost of the process.
All of the above makes SLS 3D printing popular among engineers in functional prototyping, small and medium batch production instead of expensive injection molding. For the production of small batches of test pieces before mass production using traditional methods.
The most common material for SLS 3D printers is Nylon. It is a popular engineering material with excellent mechanical properties. Nylon is a lightweight, durable and flexible thermoplastic that resists shock, chemicals, heat, UV light, water and dirt. In addition, the nylon parts are safe because may be biocompatible and non-sensitizing.
Currently, Formlabs offers two materials for printing: Nylon 11 and Nylon 12.
Nylon 11 is a ductile, tough and flexible material for applications where durability and performance are important.
Nylon 12 is a versatile material with high detail and high dimensional accuracy.
Print volume: 165 x 165 x 300 mm
The cost price of SLS 3D printing on the Formlabs Fuse 1 is significantly lower than analogues on the market, and will pleasantly surprise you. The price is calculated by the program based on the 3D model.
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