SLS uses production-grade nylon materials, resulting in durable, functional parts that last, rivaling parts produced using traditional manufacturing methods. The robustness of SLS makes this technology great for:
Why Use Selective Laser Sintering?
SLS Material Properties & Uses
Our SLS materials include a wide range of advanced nylon and composite materials consisting of superfine particles <100 nm in diameter.
The materials available for SLS enable uses ranging from impact-resistant plastics to styrene-based options that are great for plaster and metal castings. SLS is frequently chosen for low- to mid-volume end-use parts like enclosures, snap-fit parts, automotive moldings, and thin-walled ducting. Some of our SLS engineering plastics are made with flame-retardant materials, enabling them to answer aircraft and consumer product requirements. Glass-filled materials are also available, offering greater stiffness and heat resistance, as well as fiber-reinforced plastic for ultimate stiffness. SLS also includes material options on the other end of the spectrum, for rubber-like flexible parts, enabling applications like hoses, gaskets, grip padding, and more.