SLS Selective Laser Sintering
[PA11 – PA12 – Alumide – CarbonMide]
SLS technology uses a laser to harden and bond small grains of plastic, ceramic, glass, metal (see also SLS), or other materials 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 platform which bears the bed lowers , another bed of powder is settled and another layer is built on top of the existing layers. The bed then continues to lower until every layer is built and the part is complete.