Selective Laser Sintering or SLS is a laser technology that fuses powder materials of plastic, glass, ceramic, and a range of different material powders by heating, rather than melting, to print a hardened three-dimensional object.
Unlike other printing technologies, SLS 3D printing doesn't require any supports to hold the printed objects or protect from falling during printing. This also saves material cost as the parts stay in the bed of powder. It is most useful for engineers in product development because of cost-effective and faster functional prototyping and production. Besides cost, SLS process also saves time required for sanding after the object is printed.
SLS is used for printing three-dimensional objects in different materials. It can print any complex designs, functional parts, living hinges, and interlocking parts. It is popularly used for creating prototypes and for final production. Industries that need high-quality parts in a small quantity such as airplane parts, hearing aids, prosthetics, and dental retainers usually prefer this process.
SLS 3D Printing process starts by converting a CAD file into .STL format for easy interpretation and rendering by SLS machines.
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