The Formlabs Fuse 1 uses a patent pending Surface Armor technology, a semi-sintered shell that prints around the surface of the part which provides the parts with competitive mechanical properties and surface finish.
Selective laser sintering is an additive manufacturing technology that uses a high power laser to sinter small particles of polymer powder into a solid structure based on a 3D model.
SLS 3D printing has been a popular choice for engineers and manufacturers for decades. Low cost per part, high productivity, and established materials make the technology ideal for a range of applications from prototyping to small-batch, bridge, or custom manufacturing.
Recent advances in machinery, materials, and software have made SLS printing accessible to a wider range of businesses, enabling more and more companies to use these tools that were previously limited to a few high-tech industries.