Printing with SLA gives you:

  • Excellent surface detail and finish
  • Resins designed to simulate real materials
  • Fast turn around on small parts
  • Finished product appearance

Applications:

  • Concept and show models
  • Molding and high heat applications
  • Prototyping of light pipes and lenses with optically clear material
  • Patterns for investment casting
Technical Details

Stereolithgraphy uses a UV laser directed by a software-controlled mirror to cure photopolymer liquid resin layer-by-layer to form 3D objects. Parts are built upside-down and as layers are constructed, the build platform rises out of the liquid resin reservoir. When viewed as a time lapse, parts appear to grow out of the resin bath.

After completion of the printing process, the part is removed from the platform, washed of excess resin, and then placed in a UV oven for final curing. Any resin untouched by the laser remains in the reservoir and can be reused. Post-print curing enables parts to attain the highest possible strength and become more stable.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Build Volume: 5.7 x 5.7 x 6.9 in (145 x 145 x 175 mm)
  • Accuracy: down to 0.001 in (0.025 mm) layer thickness
  • Beam Diameter Standard Resolution: 0.010 in (0.25 mm)
  • Beam Diameter High Resolution: 0.003 in (0.075 mm)

STEREOLITHGRAPHY MATERIALS:

Variety of resins with unique material properties and heat resistance up to 550℉

DATA SHEETS:

Standard Clear, Black, White, Grey | High Temp | ToughDurableFlexible

Castable | Somos Watershed 11120 | Somos 18420 Protogen