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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Get parts that have excellent long-term stability and resistance to most chemicals, ideal for tooling, fixtures and low-volume production

Functional Parts

Selective Laser Sintering technology offers fully functional prototypes with strong mechanical properties and good thermal resistance

All Stages of Product Lifecycle

This robust process can build parts for all stages of the production lifecycle, from prototyping to low-volume manufacturing opportunities.

Strong Production Parts

SLS production parts can be strong, water and air-tight and made out of engineering-grade thermoplastics

Why choose Selective Laser Sintering?

Parts produced with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology can rival injection-molded and machined plastic parts, with excellent mechanical properties and chemical resistance. SLS is an extremely versatile method that can work for a huge variety of materials, from very stiff to flexible. Because there’s no need for support structures, SLS printing is a good choice for producing very complex geometries.

SLS is commonly used for functional prototypes, tooling, fixtures, design evaluation models, small manufacturing runs, and product testing. SLS parts have been flight-certified and are being used today in civil and military aircraft around the world.

 

SLS Technology Advantages

Learn more about Selective Laser Sintering

How does it work?

Laser Sintering, also known as Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), builds with a CO₂ laser that melts cross-sections of a CAD design in powdered material.

While being built, LS parts remain encased in an unsintered powder bed, replacing the need for support structures.

Without support structures, designers can easily add undercuts and internal features and reduce post-processing time.

Engineering-grade materials

LS provides a full range of engineering-grade thermoplastics well-suited for high requirement applications.

Long use cycles and part fatigue have met their match. Depend on standard Nylon 11 and Nylon 12 materials and variety of reinforced nylons with property-enhancing fillers for light-weight, highly durable and heat and chemical resistant parts.

Prototypes to Production Parts

This robust process can build parts for all stages of the production lifecycle, from prototyping to low-volume manufacturing opportunities.

LS builds robust parts with filled Nylon materials, making it an ideal process for applications such as duct work, fuel tanks and brackets, as well as functional prototyping.

What is SLS?

Selective Laser Sintering (LS) is a way to build prototypes early in the design cycle or production parts in a wide variety of applications.

LS production parts are strong, water and air-tight, heat resistant and repeatable. This robust process can build parts for all stages of the production lifecycle, from prototyping to low-volume manufacturing opportunities.

Example Parts

Example durable selective laser sintered prototypes and production parts in a wide range of durometers and custom colors, pick on the images below to enlarge:

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Benefits

Low Volume Production

Wide Variety of Materials

Excellent Strength and Stiffness

Smoothed, Bonded, Painted, Metallized

Good Chemical Resistance

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Applications

Functional Prototypes

Electronics, Packaging and Connectors

Foundry Patterns for Sand Casting

Injection Molding Inserts

Jigs, Fixtures, and Tooling

Industries we work with

TriMech services are used in a wide variety of industries

Architecture 3D Printing

Architecture & Construction

  • Model making
  • Urban planning
  • Concepts
Consumer Product 3D printing

High Tech & Consumer Products

  • Aesthetic and function testing
  • Concepts and prototypes
  • Sales and marketing models
Industrial design 3D printing

Industrial Design & Manufacturing

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Industrial equipment
  • Marine and offshore
  • Oil and gas
Medical 3D printing

Dental, Medical & Life Sciences

  • Anatomical models
  • Medical devices
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical planning models
Mold tool die 3D printing

Industrial Products, Mold Tool & Die

  • Jigs, fixtures, and assembly tooling
  • Injection molding
  • Silicone molding
  • Sand and investment casting
  • Thermoforming

Interested in Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)?

Call 888.392.0957 or Upload Your Part