Cost difference between SLA and SLS

From: Jeff Markus (
Date: Tue Jun 16 1998 - 19:37:55 EEST


I recently received two quotes to produce a rapid prototype part which
was cylindrical in nature with a diameter of about 50mm and a height of
8mm. The SLA quote came back at $250 and the SLS quote was only $45.
Why is there such a large difference in cost. Is the SLA material
liquid gold?


Jeff Markus
Mechanical Design Engineer	Fax: (613) 969-8191
Autosystems Design Centre	Tel: (613) 969-1122 Ext. 4414
Belleville, Ontario, Canada	email:

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