3D Printing Processes and Materials

FOR EVERY APPLICATION

SLS: Selective Laser Sintering

SLS: Selective Laser Sintering

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) uses a laser to harden and bond small grains of plastic into layers in a 3D dimensional structure. The laser traces the pattern of each cross section of the 3D design onto a bed of powder. After one layer is built, the bed lowers and another layer is built on top of the existing layers.

Benefits & Uses:

  • High Resolution
  • Great Strength & Flexibility
  • High Impact Resistance
  • Small Production Runs Up to Thousands
  • Intricate Geometries

Materials:

  • Nylon PA 2200

Full Color CJP

Full Color CJP

ColorJet Printing (CJP) is an additive manufacturing technology in which a core material is spread in thin layers over the build platform with a roller. After each layer is spread, color binder is selectively jetted from inkjet print heads, which causes the core to solidify.

Benefits & Uses:

  • Full-Color Concept Models
  • Architectural Models
  • Demonstration Models
  • Highly Complex Geometries
  • Quick Production Times

Materials:

  • Gypsum Powder

SLA: Sterolithography

SLA: Sterolithography

Stereolithography (SLA) works by curing resin with specific wavelengths of light. The light solidifies the liquid via a process called photopolymerization and builds objects layer by layer. It is one of the most accurate forms of 3D printing.

Benefits & Uses:

  • Smooth Finishes
  • High Resolution
  • Architectural Models
  • Highly Complex Geometries
  • Quick Production Times

Materials:

  • Accura 25