SLS

SLS (Selective Laser Sintering), also known as plastic laser sintering, uses Nylon based powders to build robust plastic parts. True to powder bed 3D manufacturing processes, SLS builds parts one layer at a time with the thermal energy of a laser in the Z axis - without support structure. Additionally, due to its nylon base material, it produces more robust parts that are approved for use in many end use production aerospace applications. Furthermore, as an added benefit to the technology, materials with filler added to the nylon are available for producing even stronger parts.

BENEFITS

  • Approved for use in Aerospace applications
  • Filled Nylon materials
  • Accurate, fine features and complex geometries
  • Strength and Durability
  • Can be optimized with CNC, fabrication and finishing expertise
SLS - Selective Laser Sintering

APPLICATIONS

  • Ideal for functional parts and assemblies
  • Variety of materials offered including fire retardant plastics to a UL 94 V0 standard
  • Parts are capable of living hinges, high-flex snaps and high heat deflection temperatures
  • Perfect for  aerospace interior and ducting applications

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS

Standard Lead Time4-7 days
Standard Accuracy+/-.007" for the first inch and +/-.003" for every inch thereafter
Layer Resolution 40 microns
Minimum Feature Sizeat least .030
Design Considerationswalls thinner than 0.040" and features smaller than 0.035" may not fully resolve in the LS process. Due to the thermal nature of the LS process, surfaces may experience overgrowth of 0.003-0.005" per surface. Diameters may experience overgrowth of approx. 0.020" These process specific tolerances should be accounted for in mating parts.
FinishesOur team of master craftsmen can seal, bond, impregnate, waterproof and paint SLS models. Generally we categorize our three offerings as Engineering, Engineering Plus and Forecast Quality Finish

MATERIALS

  • Nylon PA
  • Nylon GF
  • Nylon HST
  • Nylon D80

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