How Does Laser Sintering Work?
Laser Sintering is a laser-based technology that uses solid powder materials, typically plastics. A computer-controlled laser beam selectively binds together particles in the powder bed, by raising the powder temperature above the glass transition point after which adjacent particles flow together. As the powder is self-supporting, no support structures are necessary.
Why choose Laser Sintering?
With no need for support structures, this technology is suitable for interlocking parts, moving parts, living hinges and other highly complex designs. Whether you need fully functional prototypes or a series of complex end-use parts, Laser Sintering’s design freedom serves both. Besides, we make production fast and cost-effective for you by maximizing the available build space in each machine.
Ideal applications for Laser Sintering
Prototypes with mechanical properties to rival those of injection-molded parts
Series of small components as a cost-effective alternative to injection molding
Large and complex functional parts up to 650 x 330 x 560 mm in one piece
Personalized manufacturing, the economical production of unique, complex, designs built as one-off products or in small batches
Lightweight designs using complex lattice structures