Multifunctional Material Direct Printing for Laser Sintering Systems
The research reports the development of advanced techniques for the direct print of materials into parts made by laser sintering. The present invention provides for the production of three-dimensional objects with improved build and support materials. The direct printed material may be metals, elastomers, ceramic, or any other material, which is typically different than the laser sintering material. Aspects of the technique include direct printed materials within laser sintered parts to improve part strength, provide multi-materials, provide electrical conductivity, and provide other desirable benefits to the part.