Our brand new Elite P3600 SLS machine is not your run of the mill desktop 3D printer that your mate has next door. No way, it’s the crème de la crème of 3D printing and one of the most versatile machines on the market. Our machine costs hundreds of thousands of dollars and uses the best additive manufacturing technology in the world. That’s right: SLS (Selective Laser Sintering)! The Elite SLS produces parts second to none, no matter how complex your design geometry is.
How SLS Works
The SLS process works by firing a laser into a bed of nylon powder, fusing it (sintering) into shape. Then, the machine sweeps another layer of powder over the top and shoots the laser again. This process is repeated thousands of times until the build is completed. The bed of powder supports the part during sintering. Once the build has completed the part is removed from the cake of powder and left to cool down for several hours (time for lunch!). Then you simply shake off the powder from the part and the printed part can be used right away. Shake and walk away.