RE: SLS of highly porous metal part (filter) ?

From: Rupert Soar (
Date: Tue Sep 04 2001 - 14:22:36 EEST

Hi Geir,

We've got a student working on this now. I will pass on details to him to
contact you.

How's things over there at IceTec - only a few weeks now before the baby is
born - It's very big and I think it may be due to the minerals in the Blue



Dr Rupert Soar
The Rapid Manufacturing Consortium
Department of Engineering and Technology
The Gateway
Tel: +44 (0) 116 2577093
Fax: +44 (0)116 2577071

-----Original Message-----
From: Geir Gu­mundsson []
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 11:26
Subject: SLS of highly porous metal part (filter) ?

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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