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Guide to Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D Printing

In this white paper, we’ll cover the selective laser sintering process, systems, materials, the workflow for using SLS printers, and its various applications.

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Introduction

Selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing is trusted by engineers and manufacturers across different industries for its ability to produce strong, functional parts.

In this white paper, we’ll cover the selective laser sintering process, the different systems and materials available on the market, the workflow for using SLS printers, the various applications, and when to consider using SLS 3D printing over other additive and traditional manufacturing methods.

Contents

What is Selective Laser Sintering 3D Printing?

How SLS 3D Printing Works

A Brief History of SLS 3D Printing

Types of SLS 3D Printers

Traditional Industrial SLS 3D Printers
Fuse 1: The First Benchtop Industrial SLS 3D Printer
Comparison of SLS 3D Printers

SLS 3D Printing Materials

SLS Nylon 12 Material Properties

The SLS 3D Printing Workflow

1. Design and Prepare the File
2. Prepare the Printer
3. Print
4. Part Recovery and Post-Processing
5. Additional Post-Processing

Why Choose SLS 3D Printing?

Design Freedom
High Productivity and Throughput
Proven, End-Use Materials
Low Cost Per Part
Reduced Product Development Cycles

SLS 3D Printing Applications

What is Selective Laser Sintering 3D Printing?

Selective laser sintering is an additive manufacturing (AM) technology that uses a high power laser to sinter small particles of polymer powder into a solid structure based on a 3D model.

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