Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is the rapid prototyping technology of choice for a range of functional prototype applications, including those with snap fits, living hinges and other mechanical joints. The ability of SLS to produce several pieces at one time also makes the process a good choice for Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) of products requiring strength and heat resistance.
Need Rapid Prototyping of snap fits, living hinges or other mechanical joints?
SLS is the technology of choice for durable, functional parts.
Anatomy of the SLS Process
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is an additive manufacturing technology developed under sponsorship by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and acquired in 2001 by 3D Systems. The SLS process employs a high power laser to fuse plastic powders layer by layer into finished prototypes and functional end-use components.