SLS of highly porous metal part (filter) ?

From: Geir Gu­mundsson (
Date: Tue Sep 04 2001 - 13:26:11 EEST

Dear list

Do you know if it is possible to use selective laser sintering
to make porous part in bronze or any other metal, which
have similar properties as filters and silencers made with
the gravity sintering method? Does anyone of you have
any experience in making such parts? Do you know of
any service bureau who could make such a part?

In this case we would like to use powder that are coarser
than is normally used in SLS and the layers would therefore
be thicker.

Best regards,


Mr. Geir Gudmundsson
Project Manager - Production and Automation
Materials and Environmental Department
IceTec (Technological Inst. of Iceland)
112 ReykjavÝk
Tel: (+354) 570 7100; Direct: (+354) 570 7192
Mobile: (+354) 899 1832; Fax: (+354) 570 7111

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