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All About SLS Printing: Advantages, Disadvantages, History, and more

All About SLS Printing: Advantages, Disadvantages, History, and more

Written by David

March 24, 2019

Of the technologies that have been developed for 3D printing, Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is by far the most popular. Stereolithography (SLA) comes as a distant second. Identifying which technology comes third is far from definite, but a strong case could be made for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). What is SLS and how does it work? Does SLS have the potential to be the next big thing in the world of 3D printing? The History of SLS SLS refers to selective laser sintering, which was developed in the mid-1980s by Dr. Carl Deckard and Dr. Joe Beaman. Much like other 3D printing technologies, SLS is an additive manufacturing method that uses a high-powered laser to “sinter” or solidify a powdered plastic material. The same concept has since been modified to work with various materials including metals, glass, and ceramics. Nowadays, SLS along with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) and […]

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