Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) & StereoLithography (SLA)
Accurate professional 3D printed parts directly from 3D CAD data in a matter of hours without drawings, tooling, or machining.
SLS: Nylon 12
SLA: SOMOS 18120 (ABS like) & SOMOS 9120 (Polypropylene like)
SLS: Naturally Black - Can be painted.
SLA: Naturally Light Amber. Can be painted or dyed. Polished parts are transparent with an amber tint.
SLS: protoCAD taps threads, installs inserts or installs Helicoils. Large threads can be 3D printed
SLA: protoCAD installs Helicoils or adheres inserts in place. Large threads can be 3D printed.
SLS: Parts up to 6.5"X6.5"X12.5".
SLA: Up to 20"X20"X24" in a single build. Parts as large as 4'X3'X1' have been printed by breaking the part into multiple pieces then assembling them after they have been printed.
SLS & SLA: Most parts are delivered in 2-3 business days depending on the size and volume of the part(s).
SLS & SLA: Quantities range from a single part that might be used for a design evaluation to thousands of parts that are used as production parts.
We work with our customers to ensure critical tolerances are achieved even if that requires a secondary process.
SLS: Generally within +/-.010" with an additional +/-.001 in/in.
SLA: Very accurate and are generally within +/-.005" with an additional +/-.001 in/in.
protoCAD will work with the customer to provide any specialty finish they may desire.
SLS: Bead Blast Finish
SLA: Generally a bead blast finish. The parts can also be provided without a finish, or a polished finished.
3D printed parts and Urethane Castings can be strengthened and hardened or electronically shielded using a thin coating of copper and nickel to form armor coating. Armor coating can be applied to entire part or selected part surfaces.