Sintered prototype models

Sintered prototype models

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Credit: JAMES KING-HOLMES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sintered prototype models. Technician's hands holding models of prototype components constructed using sintering techniques. Sintering involves heating a powder at a temperature below its melting point until the particles of the powder adhere to each other to form a solid object. In this case, a nylon polyamide powder was used, and the heat was applied with a laser beam. The use of a laser beam, and a computer to guide the sintering process, allows complex 3D structures to be produced. Here, the sintered models are still covered in powder, and need to be cleaned and polished. Photographed in the UK.

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