A Sieve Feed System for the Selective Laser Sintering Process
A sieve feed system has been designed for use with the Selective Laser Sintering process. The sieve feed system uses electrostatic charge to help apply polymer powder to a green powder bed. The sieve feed system was found to help the application of polymer powder as measured by a 10 to 15% increase in final part density. The sieve feed system has many potential applications, including material property design, and material mixing during the sintering process.