Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a layer additive production process that creates three-dimensional objects using a CO2 laser to melt, or sinter, and fuse selective powder molecules based on information supplied by a computer-aided design (CAD) file.
The powder material that is fused during the selective laser sintering (SLS) process is commonly called thermoplastic material or, in some cases, thermoplastic binders for use in metals. The selective laser sintering (SLS) technology allows for these materials to be fused together in tiny layers ranging between .003″ and .006″. This allows selective laser sintering (SLS) to create parts with accurate details and tolerances comparable to stereolithography (SLA).
Selective Laser Sintering Standard Tolerances: +/- 0.005″ for the first inch, +/- 0.002” on every inch thereafter
This type of 3d printing has been around for decades and it has its uses. Due to tolerance constraints, SLS is mostly used for proof of concept.
We offer the following 3d printing services. Before choosing the right service for your project take the time to understand each process.