Laser sintering technology presentation

Selective laser sintering 3D printers from Prodways feature premium additive manufacturing technology, built with best-in-class imaging components from leading global suppliers.

HOW DOES PRODWAYS LASER SINTERING TECHNOLOGY WORK ?        

A digital scanning system projects a high-powered laser on the powder bed surface to selectively fuse – at impressive speeds – powdered material in the exact areas required by the 3D CAD file of the part.

The digital galvo scanning system constantly adjusts the high-resolution laser beam, ensuring a circular shape anywhere on the powder bed surface in order to deliver amazing precision and superior surface quality on all parts, across the entire build platform.

After each layer is scanned, the powder bed is lowered by the thickness of one layer. A new layer of material is applied on top by a counter-rotating roller or a custom design blade, evenly spreading the powder from a bi-directional powder feed system which reduce the overflow waste. The process is repeated until the part is complete.

Fundamental in Prodways’ selective laser sintering process is the best-class thermal stability provided by a multi-zone heating system with intelligent control technology. This ensures that the manufactured parts have the best mechanical properties, as well as providing repeatability of the process over a wider range of materials.

After each layer is scanned, the powder bed is lowered by the thickness of one layer. A new layer of material is applied on top by a counter-rotating roller evenly spreading the powder from a bi-directional powder feed system with single feed cartridge which reduce the overflow waste. The process is repeated until the part is complete.

Benefits of selective laser sintering technology

  • No need for support structures
  • Manufacturing of strong, accurate and durable plastic parts
  • Wide range of materials available with good mechanical properties for functional parts applications

WHAT APPLICATIONS FOR PRODWAYS LASER SINTERING 3D PRINTING SOLUTION

Prodways selective laser sintering technology is primarily used to quickly build resistant thermoplastic functional prototypes and for rapid manufacturing from plastic powders.

APPLICATIONS :

  • Prototypes validation of product design
  • Mechanical, thermal and assembly testing of functional parts
  • Development of parts with complex, customized design
  • Direct manufacturing of small or medium volumes of final use parts without need for tooling