Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is an additive manufacturing process, suitable for producing durable prototypes and batch production polymer parts. SLS uses a laser to melt polymer powder and fuses it layer by layer, into a 3D part. As no supports are required, complex geometries can be accurately produced. Volumes of parts can also be produced without the need for expensive tooling and at much lower timescales.
As the name suggests, additive manufacturing involves adding more and more layers to gradually build up the finished part, unlike subtractive manufacturing where material is removed to achieve the final creation. Among the advantages of using SLS are the speed and the reduction in waste.
Ogle has more than 20 years’ experience in using the process and employs three SLS machines – EOS P100, EOS P770 and EOS P730, with a maximum build volume of 679 x 368 x 567mm. SLS is ideal for the direct manufacture of production parts, spares and functional prototypes in nylon.
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From the Mars Rover to a delicate Fabergé Egg, Ogle’s experience of using the process is extensive and varied. We work with clients to achieve the optimum design and build parameters, to deliver the best possible results.
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