Selective laser sintering (SLS) is currently one of the mainstream 3D printing solutions and has a wide range of applications, including aerospace application and medical application. It uses a laser to sinter powder particles together. Due to its strong adaptability and high-quality printing effects, SLS is suitable for a wide range of applications from prototype design to mass production.

SLS 3D Printing: What are the Advantages

As an affordable, fast and accurate technology, SLS is frequently used in 3D printing with the following advantages:

1. High Efficiency

The first outstanding advantage of SLS is its high efficiency. Since there is no request for a support structure, you can truly optimize each build to the maximum extent. This is particularly useful in mass manufacturing, as multiple copies of the same part can be printed at once.

2. High Quality

Another benefit is the quality of the parts. SLS can produce strong parts. Compared with injection molded parts of the same material, SLS parts have very good mechanical properties. SLS has also brought tremendous progress for prototyping.

3. Fast Printing Speed

In addition to these two advantages, the speed of SLS printing is very fast, which is essential for prototyping. Being able to print multiple parts simultaneously in the same batch means that you can use one run of the machine to produce products from different customers. Prototypes, of course, if they use the same material. This greatly shortens delivery time and reduces costs, because you can spread the cost of a single run into more parts. SLS perfectly reflects this advantage.

Due to all of these advantages, Eplus3D developed several SLS 3D printers for your needs, one of which is EP-P420 SLS 3D printer. It adopts polymer powder bed fusion (PPBF™) technology, with max up to 420x420x465mm building cylinder, is an ideal choice to print medium & large size parts for customized products and small batch production.

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