Here at Met-L-Flo, we create Selective Laser Sintering or SLS prototypes. It is an additive manufacturing process that turns your digital designs into 3D objects. SLS prototypes use tiny particles of plastic, glass, metal, or ceramic which become fused by heat from a high-powered laser, producing your 3D prototype.
SLS is a great application for hollow part prototypes. Different from other additive manufacturing processes, SLS builds parts free of support. The particles or powder become the support of the SLS prototype as its construction is being completed. As part of the process, the interior is coated and assists in creating usable tanks and other containers. Since there are no supports, there is less of a need for human finishing, which limits the risk of human error. When the build is complete, the excess material is brushed and then blown off. Once the part is cleaned you have a fully functional prototype or part that can be used for testing or application.
For more information on our SLS printed prototypes, call us today at (630)409-9860 or simply fill out the form to the right of this page and we will get back to you shortly.
Real World SLS Prototypes
Our SLS prototypes are created and designed to perform in the real world. After your prototype is complete, it is ready for testing for its intended application. SLS also allows you to create end-use, end of the line testing, or inspection fixture parts. This makes SLS an ideal process and includes custom prototypes, low-volume production, and direct digital manufacturing.
SLS comes with a variety of advantages including:
- Fast Quotes
- Hollow Prototypes
- Multiple Finishes Available
- Special Additive Coating for Fuel Tank Applications
- Ideal for Snap Fits, Living Hinges, or High Heat Applications
- Variety of Filled and Unfilled Nylon Materials Available
Affordable SLS Prototypes
At Met-L-Flo, we put a lot of effort into research and development. This helps us streamline our process without compromising the integrity of our prototypes. Through our research and development, we can help develop creative solutions for your specific problems. This R&D can help save you time, money, and headaches for your most common manufacturing problems. We are constantly researching and developing our processes to ensure we give you quality prototypes at affordable costs.
To find out more about our SLS printed prototypes and our other prototyping and manufacturing processes, call us today at (630)409-9860 or fill out the form to the right and we will respond shortly.