M. Holland’s 3D Printing Group Partners with EOS on SLS and Other Materials

M. Holland Company, Northbrook, Illinois, a distributor of thermoplastic resins and 3D printing materials, announced its 3D printing group has partnered with Advanced Laser Materials (ALM), Temple, Texas, and EOS North America to distribute selective laser sintering (SLS) materials. The agreement marks M. Holland’s first venture in the SLS space. It will allow the company to better support OEMs and injection molders using SLS and businesses interested in adopting this technology.

The North American distribution agreement includes powdered polymers for SLS printing, several additive manufacturing materials compatible with a wide variety of 3D printers, access to standard polymer materials from EOS and custom solutions developed by the ALM engineering team.

Powder bed-based SLS is a rapidly expanding technology for businesses to implement for production applications. The process is fast, efficient and accurate, offering highly repeatable results that can produce large batches of parts and fine features. When first introduced, SLS polymer printing was primarily based on nylon material, but today many more applications require this technology. In addition to nylon, production involving SLS can use materials including polyamide (PA), polyetherketoneketone (PEKK), polypropylene (PP), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) and more.

ALM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EOS Group, a worldwide technology supplier in industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers.

For more information, visit www.mholland.com.