Selective Laser Sintering

Solutions / sls

SLS Advantages

  • No support structure allows for highly complex parts
  • Good mechanical and chemical properties
  • Very durable parts

SLS Applications

  • Interlocking assemblies
  • Jigs & fixtures
  • Small to medium batch production
  • Functional testing
  • Rapid manufacturing
  • Snap-fit assembly

The SLS prototype service is ideal for rapid manufacturing and additive manufacturing because it uses real thermoplastics materials. Selective Laser Sintering production parts are strong, heat resistant and repeatable. Because of that, this 3D printing technology is used in several industries such as aerospace and automotive.

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Prototyping Experts

Axis currently operates 3 production grade SLS machines which makes it possible for clients to place an order and receive durable prototypes fast! Laser sintering machines can be used to print one off prototypes as well as large quantities, typically up to 1000, of 3D printed parts destined for end use and field trials. LS (Laser Sintering) materials are as close as it comes to production plastics parts.

Materials

SLS Thermoplastic

sls Material Specifications
  • Nylon 12

    This white material allows for chemical resistance, strength and durability, making it our most popular SLS material. It is used for manufacturing housings and enclosures, as well as creating impellers, connectors and for prototyping plastic parts.

  • Nylon 11

    Thanks to its additives, Nylon 11 passes aeronautic standards smoke, flame and toxicity tests. Its self-extinguishing properties make it the best pick for concept modeling, water-flow analysis and wind-tunnel testing.

  • 3D systems Castform

    Compatible with most standard foundry processes, Castform is a wax infiltrated polystyrene material that is used to produce wax master patterns for foundries. It has a short burnout cycle and is an easy-to-process plastic.

  • TPU-70A Thermoplastic Urethane Powder

    This powder exhibits excellent elastic elongation, high detail resolution, long lifecycle without infiltration and good chemical resistance. It enables the manufacturing of presentation models and functional parts.

Process selection guide

SLA SLASLS SLSDMLS DMLSFDM FDMPolyjet Polyjet
Typical Lead Time3 - 5 days5 - 7 days7 - 9 days3 - 5 days2 - 4 days
Material TypePhotopolymerThermoplasticMetalThermoplasticPhotopolymer
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