SLA: Stereolithography

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SLA - Stereolithography

This machine is suitable for high-quality, detailed medium to large functional prototypes, clear parts, and investment casting masters.

SLA: Breakdown

Much like the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) machine, the Stereolithography (SLA) operates by using a laser to trace out a path, while also curing along the way, to create a solid shape from liquid material, one layer at a time. The shape of a part is determined by a digital file which is made using Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and is then sent to the SLA for printing.

It has become an incredibly popular form of additive manufacturing technology thanks to its ability to produce highly accurate, isotropic, and watertight prototypes and parts from a myriad of different materials. The finish is also particularly smooth, which reduces the need for extensive post-processing. It’s also renowned for its high resolution and accuracy, impressively sharp details, and all-round versatility.

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SLA Materials

The ProX® 800 delivers part accuracy and surface quality achievable only with Stereolithography (SLA) additive manufacturing technology. Immediately produce low- to medium-run parts at a lower per-unit cost, and build massive, highly detailed pieces faster.

Best Use:

  • Master patterns for vacuum casting
  • Sacrificial patterns for metal casting
  • Tools, molds and dies
  • Functional prototypes and models
  • High clarity, transparent products and components
  • Complex assemblies
  • Wind tunnel models
  • Under the hood components
  • Rapid production of flow test rigs
  • Mass customization (orthodontic, dental)
  • Custom assembly jigs and fixtures

Available Finishes:

Natural, Polished, Post Processed

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