Solid Concepts Opens Up Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Capacity

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Solid Concepts has optimized machine space on their SLS platforms so as to offer customers low volume manufacturing of prototypes.

SLS Nylon 12 Prototypes in Low Volume Production

SLS Nylon 12 prototypes in low volume production

We’re able to nest parts and place floating parts wedged between other geometries without compromising part integrity.

Solid Concepts worked extensively with expert programmers and engineers to open up their Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) capacity for low volume manufacturing of small prototypes with quality materials without losing strength or structure of parts.

“We’re able to nest parts and place floating parts wedged between other geometries without compromising part integrity,” states Kelsey Susdorf, Marketing Communications Supervisor at Solid Concepts. “With SLS we are able to fill every nook and cranny with different sized parts. The fuller the build, the more money we save on material and, consequently, the more savings we can pass along to our customers.”

Additive manufacturing has brought unique changes to the manufacturing industry, including “free complexity”. Free complexity means customers aren’t charged more for increasingly complex geometries, as customers normally would with traditional machining methods. Solid Concepts translates traditional bulk ordering price breaks with the complexity freedom and speed of SLS. The need for low to medium volumes of parts is especially high in industries requiring extensive consumer testing and industries investing heavily in market research. The ability to manufacture in bulk and thus lower prices helps new adopters of the technology experience the material capabilities of SLS, a technology that hasn’t yet hit the consumer market with regards to desktop 3D Printers.

About Solid Concepts
Solid Concepts provides rapid prototyping and custom manufacturing services, with capabilities in PolyJet, Stereolithography (SLA), 3D Color Prints, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), CNC models and patterns, Composites, and QuantumCast advanced cast urethanes. Capabilities in tooling and injection molding make Solid Concepts a one-stop source. Visit to find your solution.

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