Rapid Prototyping    

SLS

selective laser sintering company

Video footage of the new 'extremely tough' SLS material.



Process

The SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) process utilises a computer controlled laser beam that sinters nylon powder together, one cross sectional layer at a time.

 

Advantages

  • Ideal for durable, functional applications
  • Good choice for high-heat applications.
  • Fast time to market, standard lead times 3-5 days.
  • Suiteable for small production runs - Additive Manufacturing (AM)

 


Applications

  • Fitment validation (ideal)
  • Snap Fits (ideal)
  • Impact Strenght (ideal)
  • High temperature (ideal)
  • Complex Geometries (ok to use)
  • Water Resistant (ok to use)

 

Materials

Nylon, glass filled nylon, Alluminum filled nylon.

 

Finish

Slightly granulated surface finish.

 

ColourFast SLS

Formero offers a unique  service - ColourFast SLS. A permanent surface colouring for SLS components. 
ColourFast SLS offers visual impact to your prototype models.
Traditionally, if you wanted coloured SLS models they had to be painted. Painting SLS has its limitations, with most paints not sticking very well and potentially creating fitment concerns.
Using ColourFast SLS, you have a bonded colour that wont peel or scratch.

Advantages

  • Ideal for durable, functional applications with a visual impact.

DATASHEETS

Selective Laser Sintering Material Properties

CASE STUDIES

Aussie Racing Car - Utilising SLS to meet deadlines

TESTIMONIALS

Phil Ward, Aussie Racing Cars:

"SLS will play a significant role in the future production of our scaled-down racing cars as we strive to reduce lead ti...

  • ColourFast SLS