Re: Increasing the layer thickness in SLS?

From: Timothy J Gornet (
Date: Fri May 16 2003 - 17:24:32 EEST

The easiest way to do that is under the Tools, Change Build Mode in the
build setup software.
It then automagically takes care of the settings. Make sure to use Auto
Feed as well so that you don't short feed the powder.


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>>> Stefan Donovski <> 05/13/03 04:04AM
Dear List,

I'm interested in influence on the layer thickness in SLS process.
I'm using DTM's Synterstation 2500 plus system.
I usually work with 0,10mm layer thickness, but I have heard that I
decrease my build time if I increase this value to for example 0.12mm.
Should I increase the laser power too, and is there any math
between these two variables. Which is the biggest value if it is
I haven't done this, but when I set this value just in the software
following message appears on my screen:"DTM suggested 0.1mm ..97%"
I will deeply appreciate Your help.

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Stefan Donovski

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