High Speed Sintering
High Speed Sintering (HSS) is a new Additive Manufacturing (AM) process invented at and patented by Loughborough University in the UK. The process utilises inkjet print heads and infra-red heating technology to manufacture products layer by layer from polymer powder materials.
The images illustrate the current HSS process set-up in the Loughborough University labs and some of the wide range of HSS products that have been manufactured by the process, demonstrated by lead inventor, Dr Neil Hopkinson.
Since its inception in 2003, HSS technology has grown from strength to strength. Numerous papers and technology advances have been disseminated and in 2009, the process was internationally recognised winning a breakthrough technology award from the American SME.