Using Selective Laser Sintering for Healthcare Applications

Using Selective Laser Sintering for Healthcare Applications

The latest newsletter from Access Laser discusses applications of the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) method of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the healthcare industry.

SLS uses a bed of small plastic, glass or ceramic particles and a laser to fuse those beads together into layers of solid material forming 3-dimensional objects.

This process is an ideal candidate for use in the delivery of medicine or as biodegradable/bioresorbable materials, such as pediatric stents (shown in the image above) since the arteries are still growing.

The AL50-WC CO2 laser from Access Laser is an excellent candidate for this application and with the standard Access Laser accessories can be tailored to specific standards and requirements.

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