Need a functional prototype? A model that’s resistant to heat and chemicals? One that’s both tough and durable? Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is the rapid prototyping technology of choice for a range of functional prototype applications, including those with snap fits, living hinges and other mechanical joints. The ability of SLS to produce several pieces at one time also makes the process a good choice for Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) of products requiring strength and heat resistance.
SLS uses a laser to selectively melt and bond successive layers of a powdered material until the complete product is built and the unfused powder is blown or shaken off the finished part. RPDG offers a variety of durable material choices for SLS prototypes, including nylon, glass-filled nylon, wax, and metals. SLS finishing options include bead blasting, annealing, coating, and painting.
Key Advantages of RPDG SLS Prototyping:
- Rapid Quote
- Fast turnaround
- Highest quality surface finish
- Material-specific properties
- Ideal for parts with high heat requirements, tabs, snap fits, or living hinges
RPDG's online Rapid Quote system will instantly price your SLS parts in all of our material and finishing options.Materials Specifications