SLS (Selective Laser Sintering)
SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) is a popular additive manufacturing process belonging to the Powder Bed Fusion family. It uses thermoplastic polymer materials that are in granular form. The key advantage of SLS is its ability to produce functional durable parts rapidly for a wide range of applications. Moreover, SLS is an excellent choice for small to medium batch production
You swear by the accuracy, durability and consistent mechanical properties of the parts printed with SLS.
FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) is often referred to as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). This additive manufacturing technique of 3D Printing belongs to the material extrusion family.
This technology uses thermoplastic polymers that are available in filament form. Here, the output is achieved by selectively depositing melted material via a heated nozzle in a predetermined path layer-by-layer.
It is a widely used 3D printing technology for Engineering. FDM can produce prototypes & functional parts fast and at a low cost. Also, it has a larger build size.
MJP (Multi-Jet Printing)
MJP (Multi-Jet Printing) is one of the trending 3D printing technology is inkjet printing process. It uses print head technology to deposit either photocurable plastic resin or casting wax material layer by layer. MJP is mainly preferred for building parts, patterns, and mold with precise and fine feature details to address a wide range of applications.
As the high resolution is achieved with MJP, it is much preferred for 3D printing in the engineering sector. MJP is used to build parts, patterns and mold with fine feature details to address a wide range of applications.
Popular as the first 3D printing technology, SLA delivers the highest accuracy and smoothest finishing. SLA aka Stereolithography is an additive manufacturing process belonging to the Vat Photopolymerization family.
SLA has many common characteristics with Digital Light Processing (DLP) another Vat Photopolymerization technology. These two technologies can be treated as equal to incorporate simplicity. SLA outputs strong properties & designs eligible to be machined. They can be used as inputs to create master patterns for injection molding or a variety of metal casting processes.