3D Printer & Materials

Nylon

Nylon, it’s what we create with. Known as our digital clay, we mold it to match your creation. For the majority of jobs, nylon is the perfect material. Durable, strong, flexible, and good looking too! Parts can be any colour you want as long as it is white. Once you get your part, you can either use clothing dye or paint to transform it to any colour of your choosing!

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Additive SLS 3d printer

Machines

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.

Why is SLS the best of the best?

Most 3D Printing technologies require a support material, to support the part whilst it’s being printed. This support material either needs to be broken off or chemically removed which either leaves residue on the part or on your hands. SLS’s powder support will leave you with a flawless finish to your printed parts.

SLS produces nylon parts that are both strong and flexible and allows for designs to be highly complex. Printed structures can still be extremely light, yet stable and durable, giving you unparalleled results. It can produce structurally functional parts such as living hinges, functioning springs and snap fit components.

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