Tutorial / Selective Laser sintering (SLS) a rapid prototyping / manufacturing process

Below you will find a 7 min tutorial I made on SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) a rapid prototyping process which builds models up in layers by lasering only the parts that need to be solidified. It is an affordable process to model up prototypes or forms which would be difficult to produce with standard manufacturing processes. SLS builds up your model in Nylon which results in a fairly strong object which leaves many possibilities for post processing and finishes such as lacquering or metal plating. The dimensions for an SLS build depends on the capacity of the machine that will build it so make sure you check these dimensions first.

The movie is 27MB so please be patient for it to load. You might have to install the Windows Media Player add-on.


For more technical information on the process you can try these following links:

More information on Selective laser sintering: http://www.3trpd.co.uk/architecture/pdf/architectural-brochure.pdf

More information on Metal laser sintering: http://www.3trpd.co.uk/pdf/DMLS%20Brochure.pdf

More information on 3D Printing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing

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About the author

Interior designer Lizzy Van Lysebeth

Lizzy Van Lysebeth is a belgian furniture and interior designer living and working in London.

Before moving to London he worked with GK-Design in Tokyo and for various companies in Spain. In barcelona he was course director of a master in furniture design for an associated college to the university Ramon Llul.

In 1999 Lizzy became freelance and started Lizzy Design. In 2006 he moved to Chiswick, London were he lives with his wife and newly born son (Aug 08.)

Lizzy Design, Interior and Furniture Design
London, UK
www.lizzydesign.com

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