As the result the applicability of the rules for injection moulding could be proved right for laser sintering
Influence of Nd:YAG Parameters on the Selective Laser Sintering
of Metallic Powders, CIRP Annals--Manufacturing Technology, Vol.
, a process by which a laser heats and melts powdered plastics or metals layer by layer until the build is complete and a final product can be taken out of the system, is the key technology for e manufacturing.
Direct Mold Milling--While the laser sintering
process is used for very, complex cotes and molds, direct mold milling was developed for simple, large geometries.
To lower the time spent and money invested, Siemens invested in an EOSINT M 280 metal laser sintering
system, which the company uses for many applications and aids in the longevity of their engines.
They used an EOSINT P-series laser sintering
machine to produce the modules with layers of fused EOS PA 2200 polyamide powder, based on data from a CAD model.
From a viewpoint of a state of matter, selective laser sintering
technology belongs to powdering procedures, while from a viewpoint of additive manufacturing; it belongs to selective sintering processes.
Quickparts (Atlanta, CA) has announced the availability of specialized medical grade materials for Selective Laser Sintering
(SLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Cast Urethane Molding.
Cost-effectiveness is another benefit, as the new resin allows SL technology to be used as an alternative to selective laser sintering
(SLS) and vacuum casting.
The selective laser sintering
rapid prototyping process helped Clinkenbeard & Assoc.
According to Prodways, these machines, which are world-class industrial 3D Selective Laser Sintering
printers, will enable Prodways to compete with the existing market players becoming the only non-American company to offer a very large range of technologies using plastic and metal powders, as well as liquid resins.