Selective laser sintering HD – SLS ®

WITH OVER 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING ASSOCIATED WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT, WE CAN HELP YOU BEST EXPLOIT THE BENEFITS OF POLYAMIDE POWDER “SINTERING”

The prototypes obtained offer excellent mechanical and thermal characteristics. This technology is ideal for your assembly or functional validations. The parts can be used plain or with a paint finish

Exclusively natural polyamide

APPLICATIONS

The prototypes produced have greater resolution because of the fineness of the layers and the narrower spot laser.

The precision and details rendered are considerably improved. Perfect for small batches and for more demanding creations.

  • Connectors
  • Figurines
  • Jewelry, creating personalised jewelry
  • Gears
  • Small mechanisms
  • Complex geometries
  • Clipping, thermal, mechanical validation
  • Non-removable functional assembly
  • Production of reduced scale models

MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Thanks to the Formiga P110 machine we can manufacture layers down to 60 microns rendering extremely fine details and wall thicknesses of 0.4mm possible. In a pre-heated chamber, a powder with a polyamide base (nylon) is deposited on a manufacturing platform. An infra-red laser beam melts the powder uniquely in the areas corresponding to the part. On solidifying again the upper layer fuses to the lower layer, therefore gradually forming the part.

The major advantage of this technology is the fact that manufacturing supports are not required, leaving room for your creativity. Shapes are practically limitless with this process

Manufacturing cycle

  1. Polymerization of the layer
  2. Shift the platform downwards, layer by layer (e.g.: -0,15mm)
  3. Re-coat – Arrange a uniform layer of powder on the entire work surface
  4. Heat the layer
  5. Polymerization
    Repeat….
    This process does not require drying in an oven afterwards.