Build Plastic Parts with Our Selective Laser Sintering
Laser-sintering is well known as the technology of choice for ensuring the quickest route from product idea to market launch.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is an additive process where layers of powder are deposited, then solidified with a computer-driven laser to form a 3D model.
Selective Laser Sintering produces complex and finely featured parts with exceptional accuracy and unlimited design flexibility. Part stacking and nesting mean faster build times, more productivity and less waste, making SLS a practical process for low volume production parts.
Because SLS prototypes and parts are not cut from stock, less material and less energy is used. SLS is also consistent with the proprietary HARBEC QMS process and offers accuracy, speed-to-market, and competitive prices: all to your competitive advantage!
Get a handle on your ideas . . . within a week!
Going to a show and need to have fully functional parts? Call us. We will work with you to meet your rapid product development schedule.
With the capacity of two 3-D Systems Sinterstations in our QMS™ program, we offer more material choices, more flexibility, and more benefits than ever before. From one to one hundred thousand pieces, we will deliver just what you need when you need it.
Transform 3D Data to Dimensional Objects Quickly
Turn 3D data into three dimensional plastic, elastomer, or metal objects utilizing any, or a combination, of our advanced technologies. Parts from HARBEC's new SLS equiptment build up to 11" x 13" x 17" and require no support structures. The variety of SLS materials available and the accuracy of the process allow parts to imitate, or actually be, final products.
To expedite your design process, HARBEC's Real-Time Collaboration program enables you to work out details with our design engineers and our expansive library allows us to translate over 50 CAD file types.
Our Rugged Materials Will Withstand Rigorous Testing
With SLS, a wide range of materials such as nylon-like polyamides, glass-filled polyamides, and rubber-like elastomers are available.
SLS prototypes are built of rugged materials that will withstand aggressive functional testing under a variety of conditions. This allows designers the ability to refine and verify part design. SLS parts resist heat and chemicals, are impervious to water, can be painted or dyed, readily joined mechanically or by adhesives and are able to be machined, and welded. The long term stability of many materials means parts can be used in final applications.
The Simple SLS Process
- Start with your 3D CAD data.
- Enter the data into the Sinterstation.
- As the process begins, a precision roller mechanism automatically spreads a thin layer of powdered SLS material across the build platform.
- Using data from the generated STL file, a CO2 laser selectively draws a cross section of the object on the layer of powder. As the laser draws the cross section, it selectively "sinters" (heats and fuses) the powder creating a solid mass that represents one cross section of the part.
- The system spreads and sinters layer after layer until the object is complete.
- Remove the part.