SLS 380 – INDUSTRIAL-SCALE, PROCESS CONTROLLED ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOLUTION FOR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING

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Production-Grade SLS Workflow Solution

The SLS 380 is a high throughput SLS additive manufacturing solution with unprecedented levels of throughput, consistency, performance, and yield. Optimized for those who want to take the next step in integrating additive manufacturing into their factory-floor ecosystem, 3D Systems’ SLS 380 and its complementary software, material handling, and post-processing solutions answer the demand for cost-effective batch production parts.

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Repeatable Parts, High Yield

The SLS 380 features closed-loop process controls that enable high levels of repeatability across multiple parts, builds, machines, and sites. In addition to a new water-cooled laser, the system utilizes a custom-developed 3D Systems algorithm to manage, monitor, and control in real-time, the thermal uniformity within the build chamber.

100,000 Thermal Data Samples Per Second

The algorithm manages eight separately calibrated heaters, together with an integrated high-resolution IR camera that captures over 100,000 thermal data samples from within the build chamber per second. This data, together with the IR sensor, maintains temperature stasis for every part build-layer, for the duration of the build process. With a more consistent thermal uniformity across the build process, manufacturers can now deliver more dimensionally stable parts with better mechanical performance, higher repeatability, and greater yields – all with fewer human interventions and lower overall operating costs.

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Automate Material Handling

An important part of the SLS solution capability is the material quality center (or MQC) to control, blend, and deliver material on-demand for an optimal ratio of fresh and recycled powder. There are two MQC options for SLS printers: the MQC Single and the MQC Flex. The MQC Single is designed to connect to one SLS printer, whereas the MQC Flex is optimized to deliver material to up to four printers simultaneously, minimizing waste and eliminating operator intervention. The MQC Flex automatically blends fresh and recycled powder according to your specified mix ratio, and includes a recycled powder bin that provides convenient and immediate storage for unused powder post-printing. Both versions of the MQC feature fully-automated material feeding and an integrated breakout station for post-processing.

Industrial-Scale Post-Processing with AMT PostPro

3D Systems has partnered with AMT to provide a fully automated post-processing workflow, from de-powdering to vapor honing to deliver end-use parts in-hand faster and without hidden consumable or running costs of other technologies.

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End-to-End File to Print Software

The SLS 380 uses 3D Sprint, an advanced, single-interface software for file preparation, editing, printing, and management. Quickly and efficiently go from design to high quality, true-to-CAD printed parts without needed additional third-party software. 3D Sprint is optimized for production environments with the latest time-saving workflows, UI, and UX to maximize printer capacity and build volume utilization for batch run jobs.

Unmatched Part Quality at High Throughput:

Production-grade nylon materials, advanced software workflow and new selective laser sintering technology come together for a highly productive solution for direct 3D production.

The SLS 380 delivers best-in-class part quality, fast build times, automated production tools, and a lower total cost of operation over similar printers.

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About SLS 380 3D Printer

Applications

  • Impact and temperature resistant durable parts
  • Covers, housings, enclosures
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Reduced weight production parts
  • Knobs, handles and other dashboard/interior parts
  • Parts with snap fits and living hinges
  • Machinery components
  • Complex duct work

Benefits

  • Manufacture strong end-use parts and functional prototypes faster
  • Easily print any design without using supports or post-processing
  • Integrated solution with expert application support
  • Full automation of material handling frees valuable resource
  • Streamline your workflow with automated production tools
  • Lower cost of ownership with high throughput and material efficiency
  • Smoothest surface finish, highest resolution and edge definition of any SLS system

Tech Specs

  • Selective laser sintering (SLS) technology
  • Max build envelope capacity (W x D x H): 15 x 13 x 18 in (381 x 330 x 460 mm)
  • Consistent mechanical properties
  • High production speed for its class of 2.7 l/hr
  • Streamlined production control, including 3D Sprint® integrated additive manufacturing software, fully automated powder handling and optional 3D Connect capability
  • Automated 3D part nesting
  • Maximized build volume and density

Compatible Material

DuraForm ProX EX NATDuraForm ProX FR1200DuraForm ProX EX BLKDuraForm ProX HST CompositeDuraForm ProX AF+DuraForm ProX GFDuraForm ProX PA
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