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ProX & sPro SLS

SLS technology uses a laser to harden and bond small grains of plastic, ceramic, glass, metal, or other materials into layers in a 3D dimensional structure. The laser traces the pattern of each cross section of the 3D design onto a bed of powder. After one layer is built, the bed lowers and another layer is built on top of the existing layers. The bed then continues to lower until every layer is built and the part is complete.

Benefits:

  • SLS does not require the support structures that many other AM technologies use to prevent the design from collapsing during production.
  • No need to worry about damaging the part while removing supports since the product lies in a bed of powder.
  • As no supports are nessary, material is consurved whilst capable of producing geometries that no other technology can.
  • Build complex interior components and complete parts.
  • Make previously impossible geometries, cut down on post-processing time and alleviate weak joints.
SLS really shines when you need plastic parts that will last. SLS is capable of producing highly durable parts for real-world testing and mold making, while other additive manufacturing methods may become brittle over time. Because SLS parts are so robust, they rival those produced in traditional manufacturing methods like injection molding and are already used in a variety of end-use applications, like automotive and aerospace.

ProX 500:The ProX 500 is the new standard for SLS accuracy and toughness. Designed to increase throughput and precision, the ProX 500, combined with DuraForm ProX materials, produces high-quality thermoplastic parts for a variety of end-use and functional prototyping applications in aerospace, medical, industrial design and more.
sPro: The sPro SLS systems are available in seven models for high-throughput of medium to extralarge parts. Upgrade options are available with each sPro model.

Description Technical Specs
ProX 500

ProX 500

Production 3D Printer

The ProX 500 Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) production 3D printer delivers superior parts with greater precision, durability and quality in a compact production-grade system that is easy to own and economical to use. Designed for the manufacturing floor, the ProX 500 produces ready-to-use functional parts and complete assemblies for a variety of aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical devices, fashion accessories, and mobile device use cases.

The compact ProX printer was developed in tandem with the revolutionary DuraForm ProX material to produce smoother wall surfaces and injection molding-like part quality, with resolution and edge definition that surpasses existing alternatives. With over 80% material reusability, the integration of both new printer and material yields the most economical material utilization available.

The ProX 500 is equipped with 3D Systems’ latest print drivers, automated part nesting on the fly and optional, automated material handling module that streamlines production and recycling of materials for an optimal product every time.

Benifits:

  • Real, precise thermoplastic parts. High throughput. Process reliability.
  • Manufacture strong end-use parts and functional prototypes faster – The ProX 500 combines exceptional 3D mechanical properties with additive manufacturing speeds.
  • Be confident in your process and results – Manufactured parts from the ProX 500 show outstanding resolution, surface finish and edge definition.
  • Streamline your workflow – Automated production tools, powder handling and recycling functions, and mobile production controls allow you to get the most from every second.
  • Maximise your investment – With remarkably high throughput, material efficiency and process consistency, the ProX 500 lowers your total cost of ownership.
  • Take advantage of complete design freedom – The ProX 500 makes it easy to directly produce low runs of complex products or one-off customised products.

ProX 500 Plus

ProX 500 Plus

Production 3D Printer

The ProX 500 Plus SLS system continues to redefine production in industries such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, customized medical devices, consumer products and those needing rapid tooling. With the elevated production capabilities and repeatable results of the ProX 500 Plus, service bureaus and large manufacturing operations can rethink entire product and supply chain strategies for advanced product performance and lower total manufacturing costs.

The ProX 500 Plus delivers injection molding-grade parts without expensive fixed tooling for mass complex and mass customized production. Parts from ProX-series SLS printers exhibit long-lasting, fab-grade durability and functionality as well as smooth surface finish.

A key element of the ProX 500 Plus’s industry-leading engineering capabilities is the addition of two exclusive high-performance materials to the DuraForm ProX line:

  • DuraForm ProX GF is a glass-filled polyamide (Nylon) material formulated for added stiffness and temperature resistance. For parts that will undergo thermal stress or those that require high rigidity—like aircraft and automotive parts, complex housings and enclosures—DuraForm ProX GF is the go-to material.
  • DuraForm ProX AF+ material is an alloy-filled polyamide (Nylon) with a realistic cast-metal appearance, extreme tensile strength and high heat deflection properties. This material is perfect for manifolds and similar under-hood automotive models in addition to jigs and fixtures—any end-use or working prototypes that simulate casted aluminum components requiring high force loading.
  • DuraForm ProX EX, a Nylon 11 material that provides exceptional impact strength, increased durability and remarkable flexibility. Applications with snap-fit designs, thin-walled parts and other fine-featured models are at their most robust in DuraForm ProX EX.
Commercial availability of the ProX 500 Plus will be announced at a later date.

sPro 60: SD, HD & HD-HS

sPro 60: SD, HD & HD-HS

Production 3D Printer

The sPro 60 HD prints durable, high-definition plastic parts from the broadest range of available materials. This state-of-the-art system uses digital scans to masterfully and rapidly manufacture your design’s specifications.

sPro 140: & HS

sPro 140: & HS

Production 3D Printer

The sPro 140 SLS Production Printer produces durable, mid-range (22 in/550mm long) high-definition plastic parts, using the broadest range of available materials.

With fully automated powder handling, recycling and material traceability, this manufacturing-ready system increases the output of your investment, ensuring maximum efficiency.

sPro 230: Base & HS

sPro 230: Base & HS

Production 3D Printer

The sPro 230 production printer uses a state-of-the-art digital imaging system to accurately build large (up to 30 in/750 mm long), durable plastic parts in high-definition. Profit from the fullest use of the broadest range of available materials with automated powder handling and material recycling and traceability.

Laser Sintering (SLS)

Laser sintering with plastics offers unlimited possibilities for creating objects and parts that rival and surpass traditionally produced products. Rapid manufacturing, in this case Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), offers designers distinct benefits that include producing parts without the need for tooling, reducing part count and eliminating supply chain and inventory considerations because parts can be printed on demand.

The most important benefit of all though is the opportunity to rethink product development and design for perfect functionality rather than the ability to manufacture. In essence, SLS allows the complete freedom of creation. Explore the many possibilities that are showcased within the 3D Systems SLS Design Guide and enjoy the shared experience of the people who have gone ahead and embraced rapid manufacturing.

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