Binding Mechanisms in Selective Laser Sintering and Selective Laser Melting

  title={Binding Mechanisms in Selective Laser Sintering and Selective Laser Melting},
  author={J. P. Kruth and Peter Mercelis and Jozef Van Vaerenbergh and Ludo Froyen and Marleen Rombouts},
  journal={Rapid Prototyping Journal},
Purpose – This paper provides an overview of the different binding mechanisms in selective laser sintering (SLS) and selective laser melting (SLM), thus improving the understanding of these processes. Design/methodology/approach – A classification of SLS/SLM processes was developed, based on the binding mechanism occurring in the process, in contrast with traditional classifications based on the processed material or the application. A broad range of commercial and experimental SLS/SLM… 

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