Laser sintering is a manufacturing technique used to create 3D products by layering powder materials (plastic, metal or sand) that are fused together with a laser. What's interesting in the development of this technology is the use of laser sintering in products that aren't fixed shape.

We've mentioned the 3D Printing work of Freedom of Creation before and they've just hit us with details of their new design work which involves stereolithoraphic production – or laser sintering as they now seem to be calling it (in fact Laser Sintering seems to fit within the larger topic of Layer Manufacturing).

To remind you: Laser sintering is a manufacturing technique used to create 3D products by layering powder materials (plastic, metal or sand) that are fused together with a laser. What's interesting in the development of this technology is the use of laser sintering in products that aren't fixed shape. FOC's Fall 2007 Collection offers ‘stringed' iPod holders and these Matryoshka bags designed by Isabel Corton. The idea for Matryoshka derives from the characteristic Russian wooden dolls. The laser sintered pattern is based on flexible expanding rings that allow for a more elastic holding capacity.

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