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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) With the laser-sintering materials PA12, PA12GB, PP

Layer thickness

100 µm

Component size

maximum: 480 x 300 x 350 mm

Materials

polyamide, glass-reinforced polyamide, polypropylene

Properties

Series material, high-strength, elastic, thermally stable, colorable

Lead time

2–5 working days, daily system start

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a generative layer construction process and supports product development with its speed. The model is constructed via local sintering or melting of layers of powdered material using focused laser radiation. In this way, any three-dimensional geometries can be created without supports. With SLS, detailed functional prototypes or series can be produced very quickly, starting from batch size 1. This leads to an accelerated product development, a reduction in risks and a shortening of time to market.

Materials

Quality materials and perfectly maintained systems guarantee maximum dimensional and fit accuracy for your parts. Our high-tech systems only receive the best original materials, which we have extensively tested. Polyamide, glass-reinforced polyamide and polypropylene are currently available as laser sintering materials. Since many products are made from polypropylene, we consistently pursue our goal of getting “1-to-1” to the original. As a special technology, we also offer the material rubber and for particularly detailed applications FDR technology.

PA12

PA2200, polyamide

PA12GB

PA3200, glass-reinforced polyamide

PP

PP01, polypropylene

 Polyamide EOS 2200 (PA)Polyamide EOS 3200 (PA-GF)Polypropylene (PP01)Polyamide EOS 1101 (PA1101)
 SLS  In comparison: SLS-FDR
Hardness [Shore D]75805975
Bending modulus of elasticity [MPa or N/mm²]1700 ±802900684 
Tensile modulus of elasticity [MPa or N/mm²]1900 ±502850 ±3506501600
Elongation at break [%]20 ±37 ±22430-40
Vicat softening temperature [°C]165 ±2166-179>108 
Density [g/cm³]0.931.220.890.99
Tensile strength [MPa or N/mm²]50 ±149 ±219.548
Notch impact strength [kJ/m²]3.4 ±0.54.23.06.5
Impact strength [kJ/m²]35 ±82131 
Glass ball weight fraction in [%] 40  
Appearance/colorWhiteGrayishYellowishNatural
ColorabilityExcellentLimited, not RALNot colorableExcellent, not RAL
Chemical smoothingExcellentExcellentNot possibleExcellent


The material data have been verified by the Fraunhofer Institute or are based on the manufacturer's data sheets.


Your advantages

  • Fast, flexible, cost-effective and tool-free production from your data
  • Materials suitable for series parts (especially polypropylene)
  • Complete design and construction freedom for implementation of complex structures, as well as functional elements
  • Cost optimization of prototypes, variants, small series, individualization
  • High repeat accuracy and assured properties due to top material expertise

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SLS - Selective Laser Sintering, a topic that is becoming increasingly important in 3D printing. To give you a “1-to-1” understanding of our expertise in this area, we have developed four sample boxes. See, touch, feel - SLS up close, powered by 1zu1. 

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Selektive Lasersintering (SLS)

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At 1zu1, we help you find the perfect solution by combining the best technology with a wide range of materials. And this is implemented in the shortest possible time and with the highest technical precision.

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Sebastian Fink

1zu1sales
area manager CH / LI / Vlbg
T +43 5572 33 333-839
sebastian.fink@1zu1.eu

“When it comes to perfect prototyping, it’s safe to say that we are the right address.”

Sebastian Fink is a trained instrument maker and plays the bass clarinet – his personal anti-stress program.

Surface finishes

Here at 1zu1 we can treat master models, duplicated parts and serial parts with special surface techniques according to customer requirements . We finish the prototypes and serial parts via EDM texturing, high gloss, special effects (metallic, silver, partial) or subsequent varnishing.

We can also accommodate individual color samples or color requests (RAL, NCS, Pantone). For this purpose, we offer a wide range of surface treatment processes in manual finishing, depending on the initial technology. Each process can be applied individually, in combination, partially or fully, according to RAL or NCS.

The possibility of individual printing, laser marking as well as hot foil stamping is also available at 1zu1 in-house. Put us to the test!

Design options and guidelines

Selective Laser Sintering is typically used for components with hard-to-reach areas, functional film hinges and undercuts. To enable us to manufacture these objects precisely and without problems, we have compiled a series of technical guidelines to support your design process.

Details of the design guidelines

Systems

Currently 10 SLS systems are available for plastic parts using different materials. We are continuously investing in new machine technology. On all machines, we can achieve construction layers of a maximum of 100 µm and a wall thickness of up to 0.45 mm. As a result, previously visible layers increasingly disappear; clean and smooth side walls are created, and fine or large parts can be produced with even greater precision. We work with all materials on a daily basis. Our standard lead time is 3 days. Larger dimensions or quantities on request.

SLS systemsType designationConstruction layer thicknessSystem construction spaceWall thicknessMaterials
EOSFORMIGA P100100 µm200 x 250 x 330 mm0.45 mmRubber
EOSFORMIGA P110100 µm200 x 250 x 330 mm0.45 mmPA2200, PA3200-GB, PP01
EOSFORMIGA P110 Velocis100 µm200 x 250 x 330 mm0.45 mmPA2200, PA3200-GB
EOSP396100 µm340 x 340 x 600 mm0.65 mmPA2000, PA3200-GB
EOSP500100 µm500 x 330 x 400 mm0.5 mmPA2200
EOS 40 µm200 x 250 x 125 mm0.22 mmPA1100

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