Design Guidelines: Selective Laser Sintering
Our basic guidelines for selective laser sintering include important design considerations to help improve part manufacturability, enhance cosmetic appearance, and reduce overall production time.
We offer a number of secondary services to further enhance your 3D-printed project design or finish. These services are available when ordering a part manufactured by Protolabs.
|PA 12 White||676mm x 367mm x 564mm|
|PA 11 Black||269mm x 320mm x 406mm|
|PA 12 40% Glass Filled||269mm x 320mm x 406mm|
*PA 11 Black - Suggested maximum dimensions: 200mm x 200mm x 200mm (higher dimensions may increase warping and dimensional inaccuracy risk)
For additional questions, please contact an applications engineer at
[email protected] or +44 (0) 1952 683047.
|Minimum Feature Size||0.75mm|
Typically, expected tolerances on well-designed parts are +/-0.2mm, plus +0.002mm/mm
Minimum free-standing wall or feature for the PA12 40% Glass Filled material is 1.00 mm.
|STANDARD||Bead blast to remove all powder, which leaves a consistent overall texture.|
||Secondary options include a primer or dye colour that can be applied as well as taps and inserts.|
Our SLS equipment includes sPro140 machines, which have a large sintering build volume, and feature fully digital high-speed scanning systems, unparalleled process consistency, and closed systems for powder blending and delivery for reliable part quality. We also use SPro 60 machines, which allow for multiple materials and high throughput.