Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

SLS is a powder bed fusion technology that produces parts with high dimensional accuracy and isotropic mechanical properties while also allowing for considerable design freedom.

Producing parts with SLS

Flex TPENylon 11 FRNylon 12 PANylon 12 GFNylon 12 GSLNylon 12 AF
Nylon 11 EXNylon 11Nylon 12 FRNylon 12 CFNylon 12 HST

FINISHING/POST-PROCESSING OPTIONS

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Waterproof coatingMedia polishing
PaintingDyeing

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Common SLs Applications

SLS is capable of producing parts with fine detail and isotropic mechanical properties. SLS offers materials with high heat and chemical resistance, making it suited for harsh industrial environments.

Chemical resistance

Variety of chemical-resistant polymers available.

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Rapid prototyping

Print and test design iterations quickly.

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Ducts

Complex interior features, high tensile strength, and heat resistance.

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SLs advantages and challenges

ADVANTAGES

  • No support structures needed
  • Internal no-access features
  • High dimensional accuracy
  • Isotropic mechanical properties

CHALLENGES

  • Rough texture
  • Porous structure
  • Relatively slow printing speed

SLS resources

Learn more about the SLS services we offer at the Fast Radius resource center.

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Additive Exploration Workshop

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Application Launch Sprint

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Application Launch Program® (ALP)

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