Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)


Process Description:-
SLS is a direct production technique whereby the prototype is created directly from 3D CAD data. The model is built layer at a time, by scanning / sintering the surface of a plastic powder, with a computer controlled CO2 heat laser. A fresh film of powder is deposited on top of each layer, and subsequently sintered to the layer below.


Product Overview:-
   • Very short lead-times
   • Good physical properties (PA & PA/GF)
   • Good long term stability 
   • Textured finish with heavy Z axis layering
   • Can be finished to a high standard
     (for full list of finishing options see Product Finishing & Painting )    
   • Non-hygroscopic


Applications:-
   • Form, fit & functionality testing - incl. living hinges
   • Non-aesthetic pre-production runs
   • Design evaluation & feasibility studies
   • High durability Presentation models
   • Patterns for Investment Casting (Castform)
   • Low Volume / Pre-Production Manufacture


Available Materials:-
Duraform-PA (Polyamide),
Duraform-PA/GF (Glass Filled Polyamide),
Castform (Polystyrene)

LATEST NEWS

New SLA Resin.

Drumlord are delighted to announce that we are now building parts in Somos EvoLVe 128 SLA resin for our customers.

New Year New Machine

We are delighted to announce that 2018 begins with the installation of our new 3D Systems Viper Si2 high resolution SLA machine.