Selective Laser Sintering, also categorized as Polymer Powder Bed Fusion, is one of the most used Additive Manufacturing technologies to produce structural plastic parts. In this article, we explain the process principle and materials used in the SLS process.
This week, we are moving from thermosets to thermoplastics and specifically the Powder Bed Fusion process. It is an Additive Manufacturing process in which thermal energy selectively fuses regions of a powder bed (ASTM F42 Committee).
This week, the spotlight is on the Additive Manufacturing technology Vat Photopolymerization (VP, SLA, DLP). I explain the general process principle and its variations. Furthermore, I look at the material class that is commonly used and discuss benefits and applications of the process.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) oder 3D-Druck ist zu einer Konstanten in unseren Produktdesign- und Entwicklungszyklen geworden und hält Einzug in immer mehr neue Produkte. Bei NETZSCH Analysieren & Prüfen sehen wir immer mehr Kunden aus dem Bereich der additiven Fertigung, die unsere Instrumente zur Materialauswahl und Prozessoptimierung einsetzen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir diese Videoserie vorbereitet und freuen uns, endlich mit unserer Videoserie “Materialwissenschaft in der Additiven Fertigung” zu starten.
Welcome to week 1 of Material Science in Additive Manufacturing! This initial week of our video series is dedicated to generating a common understanding of Additive Manufacturing (AM), the different categories and tradenames along with the typical process flow. Enjoy!
Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing has become a constant in our product design and development cycles and is debuting in more and more new products. At NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing, we see more and more customers in the field of Additive Manufacturing using our equipment to select materials and optimize their processes. That is why we have been busy preparing this special video series and are excited to finally launch “Material Science in Additive Manufacturing”.