Powder Bed Fusion

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Powder Bed Fusion

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a versatile 3D printing technology, often used for functional prototyping, small-batch production and end-use parts. LS parts can be found in airplanes, wearables, machine components, production tools and more.

With SLS, a laser fuses together polymer powder particles, building a part layer by layer. This print method is best for producing high-accuracy functional prototypes and parts with complex geometries. Since the powder supports the part as it’s printed, no additional supports are needed.

With High Speed Sintering (HSS), a thin layer of loose powder is applied to a building platform. An inkjet print head moves over the entire surface of the platform, depositing an infrared-absorbing fluid directly onto the powder where sintering is desired. The build area is then illuminated with infrared light, fusing the powder under the fluid into a layer.

Three reasons to work with Covestro

Materials ready for industrial production

Experienced material scientists

Backed by our large engineering materials portfolio

Product range

Arnite® T AM1210 (P)

Eco-friendly PBT powder for laser sintering

Arnilene® AM6002 (P)

An easy-to-print polypropylene powder

Get your part printed at Shapeways

You can get your part printed on our PBT powder Arnite® T AM1210 (P) at Shapeways. Below link will take you to the portal site.

The right material for your application

Materials strong and rigid, or soft and flexible, Covestro Additive Manufacturing has a breadth of materials to meet a variety of application needs – with more in development.

How can we help?

Contact our experts to discuss how Covestro can help you tap into the full potential of additive manufacturing.