Stereolithography

Stereolithography is known as the original 3D printing process for producing rapid prototypes and show models since 1989. This process (commonly referred to as SLA) utilizes a UV laser that cures parts one layer at a time in a photo-reactive epoxy resin. Widely regarded as one of the most accurate of the additive technologies, the Stereolithography 3D printing process is a popular choice amongst engineers looking for fine detailed, small featured parts as well as extraordinarily large components.

 

Application

      • High resolution parts
      • Fine features from a precise spot beam UV laser
      • Large, seamless parts that can be bonded together with UV light reactive resins
      • Presentation models
      • Architectural models
      • General use prototypes
iceberg SLA
SLA Box

Material - Somos 800

High stiffness, good detail, affordable. PLA is a biodegradable thermoplastic for low-cost, non-functional prototyping. Greater detail than ABS, but more brittle. Unsuitable for high temperatures.

 

Material - XC WaterShed

XC Watershed is a low viscosity liquid photopolymer that produces strong, tough, water-resistant parts. Most importantly parts created with 11122 XC Watershed are nearly colorless and look more like true, clear engineered plastic.

 

Clear Resin

Characteristics

Price

 

Moderate

 

Lead Time

 

3 – 5 Days

Wall Thickness

 

1.2mm

 

Tolerances

 

± 0.1% (min: ± 0.15 mm)

 

Layer height

150um

 

Max part size

 

1400x700x500mm

SLA Product