RE: [rp-ml] SLS vs SL for small part / small feature capability / accuracy.

From: DeFonce, Ron C <>
Date: Wed Jul 12 2006 - 17:17:24 EEST

Scott, I disagree with that claim from results I've seen from SLS vs.
other technologies, such as SLA and FDM processes.
The Viper has the HR mode which uses a .003 inch spot size. FDM's Eden
machines create super-fine detailed parts; maybe the best for small
The advantage of SLS (my opinion anyhow) is the durability of parts, not
it's ability to produce fine details.
Ron DeFonce


From: Scott Tilton []
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 5:44 PM
Subject: [rp-ml] SLS vs SL for small part / small feature capability /

Hi all,


Thanks for the past input I got regarding different plastic sintering
systems from 3D and EOS.


Sorry to beat a dead horse - but I'm still looking for more opinions.


I've heard one claim that the DTM / 3D SLS system was better for
accurately producing small parts or small features.

Possibly due to a smaller spot size?


Is this marketing hype?

Does anyone have a different opinion or experience?


Perhaps some RP-ML'ers over in Europe might know better.

They've had access to both manufacturers for a while longer than us


Thanks in advance.



Scott Tilton

Received on Wed Jul 12 16:55:10 2006

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