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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Services

Norck: Achieve Complex Geometries & Performance with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Norck delivers expert SLS 3D printing solutions, empowering engineers, designers, and manufacturers across diverse industries to produce high-quality parts with intricate features, superior mechanical properties, and design freedom.

Capabilities for SLS Success:

  • Industrial-Grade SLS 3D Printers: Precision sintering of polymer powders layer-by-layer to create complex parts without the need for supports.
  • Production-Grade Nylon Materials: Printing with strong, engineering-grade nylons (e.g., PA12, glass-filled) for functional prototypes and durable end-use parts.
  • Design Optimization & Topology Optimization: Taking full advantage of SLS's design freedom for lightweighting, part consolidation, and organic shapes.
  • Finishing & Post-Processing: Dyeing, smoothing, polishing, and other services to achieve desired aesthetics and functional properties.
  • Scalable Production: From rapid prototyping to small-batch production, ensuring seamless transitions and meeting market demand.

Norck's Engineering Edge: It's About Performance, Not Just Parts

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM): Expert guidance to maximize design potential, minimize material use, and ensure successful SLS builds.
  • Material Selection & Testing: Matching the right nylon material (and custom blends where applicable) to your strength, ductility, chemical resistance, and application requirements.
  • Process Optimization: Tailoring energy density, layer height, and build parameters for optimal surface finish, dimensional accuracy, and mechanical performance.
  • Rigorous Quality Assurance: Dimensional inspection, mechanical testing (if needed), and process control for reliable, repeatable outcomes.

Why Choose Norck for Selective Laser Sintering?

  • Complex Geometries Without Limits: Produce intricate features, internal channels, lattice structures, and integrated assemblies unachievable with traditional manufacturing.
  • Functional Prototypes & End-Use Parts: SLS parts with mechanical properties comparable to injection-molded components, ideal for testing and production.
  • Durable & Production-Ready: SLS nylons designed for demanding environments in automotive, robotics, industrial, and other sectors.
  • On-Demand Production & Customization: Efficiently create low-volume runs of specialized parts or mass-customized products using SLS.
  • Your Innovation Partner: Expert support from concept to final part, ensuring your SLS project leverages the full potential of the technology.

What is Selective Laser Sintering?

Selective laser sintering is an additive manufacturing process in which particles from a bed of plastic powder are fused to produce parts and assemblies. It helps turn designs into scaled prototypes as close to the designed model. It is mainly used in the earliest stages of product development and can be used in conceptual models, functional prototypes, tooling, electronics, and medical industries.

3D printing requires 3D CAD models to print a part or assembly. The 3D models can be made using parametric CAD software such as Solidworks and CATIA V5, or Subdivision modeling software such as 3DS and Blender.

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What are the advantages & disadvantages of using Selective laser sintering?

Selective laser sintering is used over other 3D printing processes due to:
   -    Fast process
   -    Batch printing
   -    No need for a supporting structure
   -    Rigid result
   -    Accurate features
   -    Multiple colors are available

Although there are disadvantages to using Selective Laser Sintering:
   -    Cooling time
   -    Post-processing
   -    No recycling

How is it fabricated?

In selective laser sintering, the 3D printer slices the 3D model into several cross sections and prints them layer by layer. Each layer of powder material is deposited upon a print bed by a material depositing unit. Then a laser beam is generated and oriented by a rotating mirror to fuse powder particles.

Once the 3D printed model is finished, it should cool down before being removed from the platform. Post-processing might be required to remove any excess material and burrs or to smooth surfaces.

Selective Laser Sintering

- Most used materials:
   •   PA 11
   •   PA 12
   •   PA GF
   •   PA FR
   •   Ceramics
   •   Glass

Parts and assemblies should follow specific design rules to be printed correctly. Norck offers engineering services that will help you confirm your design for 3D printing.

Norck: Your Data-Driven Partner for On-Demand Manufacturing Excellence

Norck is a technology-powered manufacturing leader specializing in CNC machining, 3D printing, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding. Our intelligent, data-driven approach ensures exceptional quality, optimized costs, and seamless supply chain management for companies worldwide.

Key Services:

Why Choose Norck?

  • AI-Powered Manufacturing: Data and AI optimize our processes for superior quality, minimized costs, and supply chain visibility
  • Vast Production Capacity: Our extensive partner network in Europe and the US guarantees both low and high-volume production.
  • End-to-End Expertise: Our team of engineers, data scientists, and product developers ensure design for manufacturability and unparalleled service
  • Single-Source Solution: Norck streamlines your supply chain, reduces overhead, enhances purchasing power, and delivers just-in-time results.

Experience the Norck difference. Get a quote fast for your manufacturing needs today!

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Besides Norck's own production capacity, Norck has access to hundreds of top quality CNC machining, sheet metal, 3D printing, injection molding, and urethane casting providers across the United States, Germany, and Europe.

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Creating Supply Chain Resilience

Working with Norck effectively reduces your risks against supply chain shocks, unforeseen delays, price fluctuations, and quality issues, thus increasing your company’s resilience in its outsourcing and supply chain.

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Besides being an artificial intelligence augmented digital manufacturing company, we also develop extremely innovative manufacturing tools, fixtures and of course software applications such as RapidCAD, a highly intuitive and innovative web based CAD application.

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Norck gathers and uses thousands of data points to augment its engineers with a state of the art artificial intelligent system for better design and manufacturability.

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Norck encourages its partners to be carbon-neutral, and gives carbon neutral compliant suppliers priority over non-compliants.

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