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Industrial SLS
3d Printing Service

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a 3d printing technology ideal for producing highly complex parts from durable materials.

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Technology Overview

By using a laser to selectively melt a 0.1 mm thick layer of nylon powder, our industrial SLS 3d printers build durable items with few design constraints. As the item is built on a bed of powder, unlike other 3d printing technologies, SLS 3d printers don’t require any support material and can therefore benefit from a complete freedom in terms of product design.

While the unprocessed items are white out of the printer, 3d printed nylon can easily be dyed, and we offer a wide range of colours to which we can dye your items.

Maximum dimensions for SLS items

300 × 300 × 500 mm

Industrial SLS Use-cases

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Product Development

With lead-times of just 1–2 days and visual properties similar to those of other production methods, SLS is an ideal technology for product development.

  • Interlocking parts
  • Design freedom
  • High accuracy
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Volume Production

With high productivity machines producing excellent mechanical and visual quality, SLS is a perfect technology for volume production.

  • No tooling costs
  • High production speed
  • Easily scalable
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Functional Parts

When using PA12 nylon, SLS technology is perfect to use for parts that must withstand high stresses and loads.

  • Strong and durable
  • Isometric properties
  • Chemically resistent

Our SLS Machinery

Our SLS printing farm is based around a combination of proprietary machines and machines made by renowned german manufacturer EOS. Our automated machines are able to start new print-jobs 24/7 allowing true volume manufacturing using SLS 3d printing technology, therefore being an exceptionally cost-efficient method to go from prototyping to mass manufacturing.

Combined with our finishing systems for surface cleaning, treatment and dyeing, we use our SLS production systems to produce items with market-leading visual and mechanical properties.

SLS Materials

We currently only offer one material for our SLS 3d printing service: Nylon PA12. Combined with our post-processing and finishing systems, we are able to offer 3d printing services for a wide variety of applications ranging from visual prototypes to mass manufacturing of engineering items with strict mechanical requirements.

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PLA

Our most commonly used thermoplastics.

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ABS-like Resin

Strong and durable material perfect for all components requiring excellent finish.

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PA12 Nylon

Provides exceptional strength and toughness, ideal for harsh environments.

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Castable Resin

Designed to allow for all forms of casting. Makes high detail one-time use moulds.

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ASA

Similar properties to ABS but with better UV resistance. Suitable for outdoor use.

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PETG

Exceptional mechanical properties and an ideal choice for larger items due to low shrinkage.

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High-detail Resin

Engineered to capture the smallest details. Great for parts with texts and extreme features.

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PLA Wood-fill

PLA-based material mixed with wood fibers giving a look, feel and smell like real wood.

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PLA Metal-fill

PLA-based material composed of approximately 20-40% metal by weight. For aesthetic purposes.

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PP

Due to being slightly flexible, it allows for tough use without breaking.

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ABS ESD-safe

ABS plastic that has received an electrically conductive additive.

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ABS

Our go-to material used for everything from prototypes of mechanical assemblies.

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PC

One of our strongest materials offered, perfect combination of mechanical properties and temperature stability.

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PA12 Glassfiber

Glass-fiber reinforced nylon. Added glass-fiber makes for extra stiff parts.

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PA12 Carbonfiber

Carbon-fiber reinforced nylon. Added carbon-fiber makes this one of our stiffest materials.

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316L Stainless Steel

ilament containing 80% metal particles bonded by a polymer base. Must be sintered after printing.

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HIPS

Plastic suitable for use in mechanical assemblies as a load-bearing component.

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ABS Flame-retardant

ABS base with flame retardant additives. Certified UL-94 V0.

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PC Carbonfiber

Carbon-fiber reinforced PP. Added carbon-fiber makes this extra stiff.

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Biodegradable PHA

Fully compostable, as well as being approved by the FDA for food contacts. Safe to use in a dishwasher.

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Visual Resin

or "Standard Resin". Perfect for visual prototypes and decorative objects. Usually too brittle for functional parts.

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TPU-A95

Flexible material that can bend and deform without breaking.

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PA12 Nylon

One of the most common grades of Nylon; PA12 has exceptional strength and toughness.