selective laser sintering

Selective Laser Sintered 3D Printed Wood is Now a Thing, Thanks to Materialise

Materials are what make the manufacturing world go round, and when it comes to 3D printing as a means of manufacturing, this certainly couldn’t be any closer to the truth….

Incredibly Low-Priced Polyforge SLS 3D Printer to be Unveiled at Maker Faire

It seems as though it was just a year ago that the idea of seeing consumer-level selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printers come to market was only a pipe dream….

Sand Made SLS 3D Printer Prints with Multiple Materials – Coming This Summer for $28,000

When we typically think of selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printers, we usually envision machines which cost anywhere from $100,000 up to $1 million. They are the machines reserved for large…

Japanese Designers Unveil an Amazing 3D Printed Titanium Bike

We are beginning to go from having a mentality of “What can 3D printing be used for?”, to one of “What can’t 3D printing be used for?”. We have seen…

North America Just Tested Its First Functional Metal 3D Printed Gun Silencer

Metal 3D printing has started to revolutionize the design and manufacturing of automobile engines, rocket engines, medical devices, and even jewelry. Thanks to metal 3D printing processes like Selective Laser…

Italian Firm Sharebot Fine-Tuning Their SnowWhite SLS Printer

The Italian 3D printer manufacturer Sharebot is the maker of SnowWhite, a commercial and low-cost laser sintering (LS) system which they say is almost ready to hit the market. The SnowWhite, when it’s…

Monash University 3D Prints Two Entire Metal Jet Engines

It’s only a matter of time before we begin seeing just about every man-made object on this planet 3D printed in some form or another. We’ve already seen houses, cars,…

Ex-Google Employees Form SinterIt, Looking to Bring a $5,000 SLS 3D Printer to Market in 2015

Just yesterday, we reported on the Ester 3D Printer, a selective laser sintering (SLS) machine which is slated to hit crowdfunding site, Indiegogo as soon as today. The campaign will sell developer…

Ester – The SLS 3D Printer is Set to Hit Indiegogo Starting at Only $2,500

UPDATE: The Indiegogo Campaign is now LIVE! Back in October, we covered a story on a man named Brandon Fosdick, who had created a working selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D…

New Details Emerge on the $3,999 Sintratec SLS 3D Printer

Back in August, we reported on Sintratec, a Swiss start-up working on the world’s most affordable consumer selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer. It certainly seemed an exciting prospect when…

Brandon Fosdick: From Rocket Science to Developing an Affordable SLS 3D Printer

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is probably the most exciting form of 3D printing technology today. Unfortunately though, it is mostly reserved for large corporations with equally large bank accounts. SLS…

ShareBot’s R&D Discovers how to 3D Print With Sugar on Their Sub-$20,000 SnowWhite SLS 3D Printer

Last month, we reported on a new selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer that was coming to market at an astonishing price tag of under $20,000. Sharebot, a company which…

Could Terrorists Hack 3D Printers to Halt Military Manufacturing, or Even Kill?

Here we are, a day after the 13th anniversary of what could be considered the most tragic day in American History, September 11th 2001. On that day, terrorists held an…

taulman3D releases New Nylon 618-s Laser Sintering 3D Printing Powder

The variety of available 3D printing materials has grown at a tremendous rate as of late. It seems as though there are new filaments, resins and laser sintering powders hitting…

Another Low Cost SLS 3D Printer is Announced – Sharebot SnowWhite SLS is the Latest at Less Than $20,000

Selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printers have been available to large corporations for decades now. They have been used to create prototypes of products for companies that are looking to…

Discover: An Amazing 3D Printed Telescopic Golf Club

Golf, it is a sport of inches. One little pebble on the ground can be the difference between winning and losing. Golf clubs come in different sizes, with multiple shaped…

Boeing and Lotus Team up to Create Super Strong Carbon Fiber Reinforced 3D Printing Method

When it comes the production of aircraft and high performance cars, two companies may stand out. Boeing, the designer and manufacturer of fixed-wing aircraft, rockets and satellites has been in the industry…

OpenSLS – An Open Source Project Creates a Sub-$15K Selective Laser Sintering 3D Printer

You may recall, that a little over a month ago, we did a story on a man named Andreas Bastian, who had 3D printed mesostructured material. When I was covering the…

Additive Manufacturing Firm Raises $1.2 Million On Crowdfunding Venture Capital Site

Texas-based Technology firm Structured Polymers raised $1.2 million in seed funding  in less than a week via MicroVentures, a crowdfunding platform that connects startups with venture capitalists. Structured Polymers is…

3D Metal Printer Sales on The Rise, But Still a Long Way From Becoming Mainstream

Sometimes sales numbers can be deceiving, especially when looking at percentages. In the latest press release by Wohlers Associates, they discuss the growth of 3D metal printers. These are mostly…

Laser Sintering 3D Printing May Now Take Off with a Very Important Patent Expiring Today

For the past year or so, a lot has been made about several upcoming 3D Printing patents that are set to expire.  In fact, one big one is expiring today,…