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What is the main difference between SLS and FDM?

The main difference between SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) and FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) lies in their printing processes and the quality of the parts they produce.

SLS uses a laser to sinter powdered material, creating parts with fine details and complex geometries without the need for support structures. It’s ideal for producing parts with good mechanical properties and high accuracy.

FDM extrudes melted thermoplastic filament layer by layer to build an object. It’s more cost-effective and suitable for larger parts but generally produces parts with lower resolution and less intricate details compared to SLS.

These differences make each method suitable for different applications based on the required precision, strength, and budget.

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