What are the Benefits of Selective Laser Sintering?
Robust, Performance Parts
SLS technology produces tough and durable parts that excel in high-performance prototyping and end-use applications. 3D Systems' DuraForm® SLS materials have been optimized, validated, and tested to ensure quality, with uniform 3D mechanical properties.
High Speed and Throughput
Large SLS build capacities paired with fast build times, high-density nesting, and no support structures help you maximize every print for more parts, sooner.
Best-In-Class Part Quality
Side-by-side comparison testing shows 3D Systems SLS printers provide best-in-class part quality.* Get superior accuracy, part resolution, edge definition, and surface finish with 3D Systems' SLS solutions.
* Same part file printed on ProX SLS 6100 in DuraForm ProX PA compared to a competitive system in PA 12
Broad SLS Materials Selection
Manufacture with true nylon materials that answer your application requirements. Whether you need toughness, heat resistance, flame retardancy, flexibility, or food-grade and medical-grade options, the 3D Systems SLS materials portfolio has you covered.
As a self-supporting build methodology, SLS enables the production of complex geometries, such as monolithic designs, lightweight components, and mass-customized products, that could not be manufactured any other way.
Low Part & Ownership Costs
The features and capabilities of 3D Systems' SLS deliver up to 20% lower operational costs compared to similar printers. These include automated production tools, high throughput, material efficiency, and repeatability, just to name a few.
SLS uses production-grade nylon materials, resulting in durable, functional parts that last. In fact, SLS printed parts rival other parts produced using traditional manufacturing methods. The robustness of SLS makes this technology great for: