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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

·  Lightweight

·  Impact and pressure resistant

·  Food safe material that doesn't leach

·  Structurally sound

·  Economical

·  Large bed allows for low-volume runs of small parts without tooling

·  Specialty materials available for a variety of applications

SLS Design Guidelines

Please note that these are are guidelines, not hard-and-fast rules. Follow these, and you should be in pretty good shape. We'll let you know if we see any problems with your design. 

Parameter Inches Milimeters
Maximum Part Size 27.6 x 15 x 22.9* 700 x 380 x 580*
Expected Tolerance +/- 0.3%** +/- 0.3%**
Minimum Supported Wall Thickness 0.030 0.75
Minimum Unsupported Wall Thickness 0.030 0.75
Minimum Supported Bosses 0.030 0.75
Minimum Unsupported Bosses 0.040 1.00
Minimum Embossed Detail (Height and Width) 0.020 0.50
Minimum Engraved Detail (Height and Width) 0.020 0.50
Clearance 0.020 0.50
All Rubber (TPE) Increased Minimum Parameters (Above) 0.050 1.30

*Build volume is up to 27.6 x 15 x 22.9 inches. Larger models can be made in sections and pieced together after printing.

**Large SLS parts can be prone to warp, which explains the scaling tolerance. Minimum tolerances are +/- 0.010.


Standard Material Properties

This data is provided for the convenience of our customers. It does not on its own represent a sufficient basis for any part design, nor does it provide any agreement about or guarantee the specific properties of a product or part or the suitability of a product or part for a specific application. It is the
responsibility of the producer or customer of a part to check its properties as well as its suitability for a particular purpose. This also applies to any possible intellectual property rights as well as regional laws and regulations. The data are subject to change without notice.

For a complete list of data sheets for our nylon product offerings, please click the material links below.