Stereolithography or SLA

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Great for concept models, rapid prototypes, master patterns, snap fit assemblies, and form-and-fit testing

Stereolithography (SLA) utilizes a vat of liquid photopolymer resin cured by an Ultra Violet (UV) laser to solidify the pattern layer by layer to create a solid 3D model from customer supplied 3D data.

Stereolithography or SLA

The SLA process addresses the widest range of rapid manufacturing applications.

  • Highest accuracy and smoothest surface finish of all 3D printed parts
  • Large material selection - rigid, durable, clear and high-temp
  • Wide variety of post processing options
  • Prototypes for form and fit testing
  • Presentation models for displays and tradeshow models
  • Short lead times
  • High resolution settings
  • Large build platforms available

Applications

The SLA process' high accuracy, large variety of material selections, smooth surface finish, and wide variety of post processing options make it the perfect choice for a wide range of rapid manufacturing applications.

Rapid Prototypes:

  • Design Appearance Models
  • Proof of Concept Prototypes
  • Design Evaluation Models (Form & Fit)
  • Engineering Proving Models (Design Verification)
  • Wind-Tunnel Test Models

Tooling and Patterns:

  • Investment Casting Patterns
  • Jigs and Fixtures
  • Cast Urethane Master Patterns

MultiJet printing is a powerful 3D printing technology that ensures smooth and accurate prototypes and tooling. The best feature of MultiJet printing is it produces a microscopic layer resolution and accuracy of 0.1 m.
The equipment manufacturers use 3D printing in automotive industry for rapid prototyping. In the year 2015, it was reported that 3D printing in automotive industry accounted for more than 16.1% of the expenditure made in the industry.