Bart made a movie showcasing the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printing process. SLS is the 3D printing process behind White, Strong & Flexible. In the movie you can see how your models are made. You can see our EOS Formiga P100 SLS 3D printers and also how your models are cleaned. The cleaning step is all manual labor and will probably be the biggest surprise for those of you who think that we just press a button and walk away (if only).
Fascinating movie!! It is great to see how this works!
I have a dumb question that has been bugging me ... how does the laser fuse the material, when the material itself is opaque? Doesn't it have to pass through the material to get to the layer it is fusing at that time? Is it really the intersection of two or more laser beams where the fusing occurs?