Inspire conducts research of powder-bed-based additive manufacturing with plastics since 1996. Material and process development in cooperation with national and international partners is focused. This has resulted in a series of laser-sintering powders used today in industry. The understanding of the basic materials, the process powders, is central. This know-how has recently been supplemented by research into ceramic materials and their direct AM processing.
Inspire's many years of experience in the field of laser sintering of plastics is summarized in a textbook on the subject. The book contains a comprehensive description of the technology, processes and materials used in SLS. A special focus is on materials that can be processed using SLS technology. More on this book