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The New World of Thermoplastic Manufacturing
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"The New World of Thermoplastic Manufacturing"

Selective laser sintering (SLS) technology is at the heart of a growing trend in mass custom manufacturing, as well as functional prototyping.

Digital-direct thermoplastic manufacturing offers exceptional quality while opening the door to novel design parameters not possible with injection molding. In fact, thermoplastic additive manufacturing also bypasses the long lead time and up-front investment in tooling for injection molding. 

If you measure your finished parts on the three dimensions of quality, time to market, and cost per cubic inch, industrial SLS offers a better total value proposition in many situations. 

In this white paper, we review the wide variety of applications specific to 3D printable thermoplastics offered by 3D Systems, and how new manufacturing options, only available with SLS printing, are opening the door to improved products, new designs, new business models, and new markets. 

In this white paper, you’ll learn: 

  • How SLS technology works.
  • Why you should consider SLS technology over traditional injection molding methods.
  • What thermoplastic materials are available for SLS printing.

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