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SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING

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What is Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)?

Laser Sintering also known as Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) builds complex parts directly from 3D CAD data via a heat laser that fuses or sinters powdered thermoplastics. Similar to other 3D printing technologies, it enables part consolidation and complex geometries, however SLS is unique in that it eliminates the need for support structures. Parts built with SLS are printed in a bed of self-supporting powder; the excess powder is easily shaken out during post-processing. It is an affordable way to build durable production parts in low volumes. Common applications include duct-work, control surfaces, brackets, clips, clamps, fuel tanks and flight-certified parts.

Go beyond conventional techniques to access a new level of
production freedom using engineering thermoplastics.

Production Capabilities

Laser Sintering production parts are strong, water and air-tight, heat resistant and made out of a range of materials, including Precimid 1171Pro, Pedcimid 1172Pro and Precimid 1172ProGF30 with fillers such as glass and aramid or carbon fibres (to enhance physical properties). Depending on part feature thickness, 100% density can be achieved with material properties comparable to those found with traditional manufacturing methods.

ENGINEERING-GRADE MATERIALS


Released by TPM3D, the Precimid Pro series nylon powders can be used in wider range of operation temperatures with less deformation of parts and higher recyclability. Save up to 50% when mixing up to 80% of recycled powder with 20% new powder. Parts printed on Precimid Pro Series are stable in colour and size with stable mechanical properties which allows for easy polishing, bonding, welding and dyeing.

NYLON 12 PA (Precimid 1171PRO)

Highlights:
Excellent surface resolution/feature details
Good chemical resistance
Low moisture absorption
Produce durable production parts without tooling

Applications:
Housings and enclosures
Impellers, connectors, and complex ductwork
Snap-fit designs
Low volumes of functional parts
Complex prototype plastic parts

NYLON 12 AF (Precimid 1171PRO AF40)

Highlights:
Aluminum filled composite polyamide producing strong, stiff parts with a grey metallic appearance
Improved tensile modulus and flex modulus
Good wear resistance and detail reproduction
Suitable for parts requiring superior surface finish

Applications:
Aerospace, automotive, packaging, electronics, consumer products, industrial, and OEM products
Functional components
Illustrative models with metallic appearance
Jigs and fixtures

NYLON 12 PA (Precimid 1172PRO)

Highlights:
Excellent surface resolution/feature details
Good chemical resistance
Low moisture absorption
Produce durable production parts without tooling

Applications:
Housings and enclosures
Impellers, connectors, and complex ductwork
Snap-fit designs
Low volumes of functional parts
Complex prototype plastic parts

NYLON 12 GF (Precimid 1172PROGF30)

Highlights:
Glass filled Nylon 12 material
Excellent mechanical stiffness
Elevated temperature resistance
Dimensionally stable

Applications:
Housings and enclosures
Consumer sporting goods
Complex prototype plastic parts
Form, fit, or functional prototypes
Parts requiring stiffness