Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is best used in applications that require durable, low volume prototype, or production parts. With a range of materials from PA, Glass-filled, and more, SLS materials also meet Class VI standards for sterilization and are virtually indestructible. Best used for rapid production of forming tools, medical devices, prosthetics, and more.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a 3D Printing technology requiring a fairly simple setup, using only a heated nozzle, a build platform, and coiled thermoplastic filaments to build an object. A great solution for low-volume Production Parts, Jigs & Fixtures, and Functional Prototypes.
Digital Light Printing (DLP) refers to a method of printing that makes use of light and photosensitive polymers. In most forms of DLP, each layer of the desired structure is projected onto a vat of liquid resin that is then solidified layer by layer as the buildplate moves up or down. As the process creates each layer successively, it is quicker than most forms of 3D printing.
Stereolithography (SL, SLA) has a faster print time than FDM and SLS, and it is often the most accurate printing method available due to the precision achievable with a laser. A great solution for Rapid Prototyping, Concept Models, and Investment Casting Patterns.