Belonging to a group of additive manufacturing processes known as vat polymerisation, Stereolithography or SLA is a popular 3D printing technology favoured for its highly efficient printing of extremely smooth surfaces and intricate designs.
SLA 3D printers use a laser to selectively cure layers of resin; layering them on a build plate to create a solid, 3D version of the specified computer-aided design (CAD) model. SLA models offer a smooth high-resolution finish and intricate detailing unrivalled by other 3D printing technologies.
Composite Tooling Applications – SLA printers facilitate the production of high detail parts and even with a slower 3D printer like an SLA machine, composite tooling times can be reduced from weeks to days.
Rapid Prototyping – While SLA parts are more expensive than FDM, they are still considerably cheaper than traditional methods. SLA technology produces a smooth surface finish and high fine detail resolution ideal for the product development process and visual prototyping. 48-hour turnaround and many different types of resin available!
Modelling & Moulding – 3D resin printing is the ideal way to create intricate, high detail models and master moulds for a number of industries and sectors including manufacturing, engineering and product design, and healthcare.
- Layer thicknesses ranging from 0.025mm to 0.1mm
- Accurate to 0.1mm
- Range of different material properties for each application (ie, rigidity, durability etc)
- Build volume of 145mm x 145mm x 175mm
- High detail printing
- Small & Large format production
- Precision when creating casting moulds to be used in mass-production
- Higher-dimensional accuracy
- Uses a laser to harden liquid resin into layers
- Smooth surface finish
We offer SLA 3D printing services in a range of resins, including:
- High Temp
- Castable Wax