NWRapid Will Turn Your CAD Data into a Prototype Quickly
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) allows NWRapid to turn your 3D CAD data into a 3D prototype model fast!
Conventional manufacturing methods (e.g. machining) are often referred to as subtractive technologies. In most cases, material is cut away or removed to create a prototype or part.
SLS machines build prototypes and parts directly from 3D CAD files, one layer at a time. Rapid prototyping technologies fuse thermoplastic powder layer-by-layer, producing complex parts that are strong, durable, and minimize component assembly. Using CAD data the product designer is able to make last minute changes and variations to their designs quickly.
Many of the early additive manufacturing materials available were wax or resin-based liquid, they were brittle and inaccurate. Today’s high-performance materials have a wide range of flexibility, exceptional strength, durability and accuracy.
The earliest technology in rapid prototyping was developed to reduce the cost of prototypes by eliminating molds and tooling, and decrease turnaround times. Sophisticated additive manufacturing technologies today include SLA (stereo lithography or optical fabrication), FDM (fused deposition modeling), and SLS (selective laser sintering), or variations of these.
Choose NWRapid’s SLS process for complex, injection-molded-type prototypes, when quality and functional performance are required.