SLS 3D Printed White Nylon Coral-like Artpiece

SLS 3D Printed White Nylon Coral-like Artpiece

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Process 3D Print, Polish
Material Plastic
Quantity 1 pcs
Price Range $100-1,000
Lead Time 1 workdays

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About Project

Here is a prototype of a coral-like art piece we printed with SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) technology. Its designer owned a resin printer but she still has a favor for nylon prints' texture.

Solution

  • Step 1: First, the 3D model will be broken down into layers of 0.1 mm on the computer and sent to the 3D printer.
  • Step 2: Before printing, we need to fill the tank with PA 12 powders. On a bed pressure, a 0.1 mm thick layer over the whole width is applied.
  • Step 3: Pre-heat the machine to about 100°C, and the laser will lit the powder and increases the temperature just above the melting point of the powders.
  • Step 4: After a layer is formed, the platform will lower down and produce another layer.
  • Step 5: When the printing process ends, remove the excess powders which also serve as supports.