Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D Printing Services

SLS involves the use of a high power laser to fuse small particles of plastic, metal, ceramic, or glass powders into a mass that has a desired three-dimensional shape. 

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Professional SLS 3D printing services

We serve mechanical engineers to make custom SLS 3D printed parts for application in multiple industries: space, aerospace, automotive, defense, hardware startups, industrial automation, machinery, manufacturing, medical devices, oil & gas and robotics. Use SyncFab expert SLS 3d printing services to take advantage of our network of professional SLS 3D printing capabilities, which means our customers get both competitive prices and fast lead times. We specialize in four processes, bringing you everything you need for custom SLS 3D printing projects, from rapid prototyping to small production runs of metal SLS 3D prints for industrial applications.

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Applications for SLS 3D Printing

Concept Models

The speed and versatility of 3D Printing lets product developers create physical snapshots of their designs through the iterative process.

Tooling Parts

3D Printing can be used to create fully-functional prototypes, complete with moving parts, as well as all-in-one assemblies.

Production Parts

The high accuracy and consistency of 3D Printing makes it an ideal way to build large quantities of discrete or customized parts.

SLS 3D Printing for Industrial Applications

3D printing is very versatile and can be set up for relatively hands-free production, which makes them ideal for many industries including automotive, electronics, aerospace & defense, robotics, and medical.

SLS 3D Printing Service

Selective laser sintering (SLS) is a powerful 3D printing technology that produces highly accurate and durable parts that are capable of being used directly in end-use, low-volume production, or for rapid prototyping. SLS is one of the most inexpensive options for industrial 3D printing services because it can build parts in bulk without support structure requirements.

Overview: What is SLS?

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The Basics Of Selective Laser Sintering

Selective laser sintering (SLS) is a powder bed 3D printing technology that produces highly accurate and durable parts capable of being used directly in end-use, low-volume production. SLS is a newer 3D printing process that is often thought of as a cousin to the popular metal 3D printing technology direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). Both processes work by utilizing a laser to precisely fuse a bed of powder to construct a part from a 3D CAD file. SLS specializes in nylon or polyamide powder particles to create parts, while DMLS uses metal particles, and is extremely common for prototyping and low volume production.

The Benefits Of Working With SyncFab for Selective Laser Sintering

SyncFab can always help you find the ideal supplier for your specific SLS needs. Our wide network of partner 3D Printing Bureaus includes vetted certified of dedicated quick turn SLS partners with a variety of high-quality finishing and material capabilities and many types of sintering systems. Finishing options available include color dyeing, sanding, painting, and plating to meet your needs. From low-volume prototyping to high-volume production, SyncFab can always help you source the parts you need on time and at a competitive price, from the partner 3D Printing Bureaus best suited to the job.

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Benefits of SLS 3D Printing Process

Selective laser sintering can be used to make parts using a variety of materials, including plastic, metal, ceramic, or glass powder, making it a popular machining process. Since SLS doesn’t require a support structure like most other 3D printing tech, parts can be made in greater quantities, but with less labor and material expense. Additionally, because the support structure doesn’t need to be removed, there is less risk of damage to the complex internal geometries 3D manufacturing is capable of producing.

SLS can be useful for both rapid prototyping or low-volume production of functional end-use parts. Nylon, especially, is a durable material with great impact strength, medium flexibility, and high resistance to environmental factors. SLS nylon material is also FDA approved USP Class VI/121C certified for skin contact. This combination of complexity, design flexibility, material diversity, rapid turnaround, and overall durability makes SLS an increasingly popular choice in many industries.

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