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3D Printing

3D Printers use high grade and high-performance thermoplastics, photopolymers, and metals that are historically used in engineering- and manufacturing processes.  With our printers we can produce complex high-requirement parts in a fast and efficient manner while providing flexibility, responsiveness, and control that cannot be obtained with historical manufacturing processes.  All produced parts have a smooth surface finish. ME 3D Offers a Variety of 3D Printing Technologies.

SLS Printing with plastucs such as Nylon 6 12 Polyamide.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Is an additive manufacturing (AM) technique that utilises a laser as the motivating agent to bond or SINTER the powdered material together. Typically, this process is used with Nylon or Polyamide materials. This process differs from SLM due to the fact that it only sinters and does not melt or bond the particles together albeit the process produces sound and functional components

Material: DuraForm PA Plastic

Industries

  • Motorsports
  • Aerospace
  • many others

Applications:

  • Housing and enclosures
  • Impellers and connectors
  • Consumer sporting goods
  • Vehicle dashboards and grilles
  • Snap-fit designs
  • Medical applications requiring USP Class VI compliance, or biocompatibility
  • Complex, thin-wall ductwork
  • Functional prototypes that approach end-use performance properties

 

Characteristics:

  • Produces durable end-use parts without tooling
  • Excellent surface resolution and feature detail
  • Creates accurate and repeatable parts as demanded by manufacturers
  • Easy to post-process and finish
  • Parts requiring machining or joining with adhesives
  • Machinable and paintable for demonstration parts
  • Compliant with USP Class VI testing
  • Compatible with autoclave sterilization
  • Good chemical resistance and low moisture absorption
  • Appropriate for low-volume to mid-volume rapid manufacturing
  • Nicely balanced mechanical properties and processability
  • Builds prototypes that withstand functional testing

 

 

SLS – Selective Laser Sintering – Polyamide (PA, Nylon) Material