High Speed Sintering (HSS) 3D printing & rapid prototyping services


HSS High Speed Sintering rapid prototyping services is a game changing technology that aims to speed up standard build times in 3D printing. HSS prototyping combines infrared energy with inkjet technology to improve the speed of 3D prints, thereby reducing manufacturing costs when compared to tradition CNC tooling and machining.

HSS prototyping services begin with a layer of polymer based powder deposited and spread across the build platform by a roller assembly. As the assembly works its way in the opposite direction, an inkjet printer head imprints a monochromatic image of the object using radiation absorbent material (RAM). A separate infrared lamp lights the entire build platform with infrared energy. The RAM material, traced to outline the cross section of the object, chemically reacts to the thermal energy, causing the powder to melt. The process is repeated layer by layer until a complete 3D object is formed by HSS prototyping.

  • What type of objects are best for High Speed Sintering HSS prototyping services?

HSS rapid prototyping is still in the experimental phases however large corporations such as BAE Systems and Unilever are already interested in deploying HSS prototyping technology. HSS prototyping was originally designed by researchers at Sheffield and Loughbrough Universities and Xaar, a company specializing in inkjet technology. The first iteration of HSS is known as the Factum 3D printer.  High speed sintering 3d printing has the potential to change the manufacturing horizon by using a sintering process that will create finger-sized 3D printed objects in seconds. In addition, the objects offer smoother surface qualities than traditional methods.

Factum 3D printers are not available yet but on the horizon. We are watching this technology closely and have plans to deploy it as soon as possible for high speed sintering rapid prototyping services.

  • Are there any disadvantages to HSS prototyping?

The technology is still in the experimental phase and we intend to use Factum 3D printers as part of our rapid prototyping services. HSS rapid prototyping is the next generation in production and short run manufacturing.

  • Our HSS Prototyping Services

Our company maintains an exclusive suite of professional rapid prototyping services to suit any industry or application. Our team thrives on industry experience, quality control standards, and strategic alliances.

No matter the complexity of your project, we’ll offer:

1)            Budget friendly service with fast turnaround times.

2)            A consultative approach to creating your prototype design: service recommendations, 3D modeling, and material selection.

3)            The largest network of HSS rapid prototyping services on the west coast, with access to a diverse set of HSS prototyping equipment.

How do I get started having my object 3D printed with HSS rapid prototyping services?

Feel free to contact us through our website or over the phone for any questions. We are working with our partners to offer factum based HSS prototyping services once they are available. We’ll leverage a diverse set of services so that your product is done with speed, accuracy, and quality.