Selective Laser Sintering
SLS is an additive manufacturing process that uses a high power laser to fuse small particles of plastic, metal, ceramics, nylons, or glass powders into a 3 dimensional object. SLS models are often stronger than Stereolithography (SLA) models and are often used for form, fit, and function testing as well as direct manufacturing applications.
Many different materials are available for SLS applications giving you the ability to choose a material that closely resembles your actual material and approximate some of the physical properties of the end product material of choice. Living hinges are also a possibility to be built into these parts with the use of thermoplastic-like materials.
Many other SLS materials are available (plastics, metals, ceramics, nylons, glass), just tell us what you need, and we will find it for you! We have multiple finish levels available for our SLS parts. Learn more about our finish levels here.