SLS is used for both prototyping and small-batch production of functional plastic parts with good mechanical properties.
Benefits and Limitations
Can produce complex geometries
Longer lead times than FDM
|Price $$$$$||Tolerance ± 0.3% (min: ± 0.3 mm)|
|Turnaround time < 5 days||Wall thickness 0.7 mm|
|Max part size 75 x 55 x 55 cm||Layer height 80 - 120 μm|
SLS Nylon Materials
Used to substitute functional injection moulded parts, good chemical resistance.
Standard Nylon (SLS) - PA 12 - has all-around great mechanical properties and chemical resistance and is ideal for functional parts and prototypes.
Carbon filled Nylon
Carbon filled Nylon (SLS) contains carbon fiber or graphite particles that give parts high stiffness and improved thermal properties over standard Nylon.
Glass filled Nylon
Glass filled Nylon (SLS) contains glass particles that give parts high stiffness and improved thermal and abrasion resistance over standard Nylon.
Mineral filled Nylon
Mineral filled Nylon (SLS) contains mineral particles that give parts higher stiffness, thermal stability and density over standard Nylon.
Aluminum filled Nylon
Aluminum filled Nylon (SLS) contains aluminum particles that give parts a metallic appearance, improved stiffness over standard Nylon and great machinability.
Nylon 11 (SLS) - PA 11 - has higher impact resistance and is more flexible than standard Nylon (PA 12), but has lower hardness.
Flame retardant Nylon
Flame retardant Nylon (SLS) are certified PA materials for consumer applications and aviation with great mechanical properties.
SLS TPU Materials
Rubber-like material, suitable for tubes, grips, seals and gaskets.
TPU (SLS) is an elastomer with good tear resistance and shore hardness of 45D that is suitable for durable parts with rubber-like properties.