SLS machines are quite a bit more expensive than $2K, although there are some desktop machines that are changing thatrandycasburn wrote: ↑Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:46 pmRight. I knew it was SLS printed from the images. I’m certain it will be great for a long while. I was referring to you advocating the printing of the “at home” as you did previously. People are unlikly to spend $2000+USD on a printer for this purpose. But they might try to print it on their $100 printer…that’s where the trouble comes in.
However, it is still nylon and whether it is printed on a SLS $100K machine or $100 FDM machine at home, it will be about the same for physical characeristics but the surface finish will not be as nice.
I'd redesign it if I was printing on a FDM machine but ther is no reason it couldn' be made as is if you were willing to cut away some support material.