Synteris provides an alternative Additive Manufacturing (AM) approach of making ceramic non-oxide ceramic parts (carbides, nitrides, and borides). The approach synthesizes non-oxide material in-situ as opposed to directly laser melting ceramic feedstock powders. The technique known as Selective Laser Reaction Sintering (SLRS), incorporates laser-induced reactions between our reactive precursor system and a gaseous atmosphere to synthesize an array of carbides or nitrides by altering the reactant gas and precursor constituents.