Varia 3D announced the availability of a new parts production service using a high resolution selective laser sintering process called SLS-HR. The new process was developed in house with existing SLS platforms. Parts made with SLS-HR provide smooth surface finish with improved accuracy vs traditional SLS parts production. SLS is a laser based powder bed fusion 3D printing technology commonly used for functional prototyping and rapid manufacturing applications.
Varia 3D has switched its SLS platforms to SLS-HR for immediate availability. PA12 nylon is the only material currently offered with a build envelope of 350 x 350 x 425 mm. The company provides two service levels: Priority and Standard. Priority provides faster turn-around times of 2 to 4 days while Standard delivery times are 6 to 10 business days. Pricing varies depending on service levels with quantity discounts available for production applications. Varia 3D believes the cost benefit of SLS-HR can delay or even replace production applications requiring injection molding.