Laser Sintering (LM, SLM, SLS, DMLS)

A thin layer of metal powder is selectively melted by a laser. The parts are built up layer by layer in the powder bed.

Advantages:

  • Can manufacture parts in standard metals with high density
  • A wide set of standard metals is available
  • Parts can be further processed

Disadvantages:

  • The technology is costly¬†
  • Tolerances and surface finishes are limited
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