SLA Stereolithography – Rapid Prototyping
Capable of light-duty function and service as short-run low-temp tooling.
Can be painted and finished for presentation, demonstration and photo reproduction.
Delivery of most parts usually in just a few working days.
The additive layer characteristic of stereolithography (SLA) allows selective laser sintering to build complex parts and geometries that may not be obtained, or cost effective, through other avenues such as machining.
After the stereolithography (SLA) parts have been completely cured there are a variety of finishes that can be done to them depending on desired application or use. Generally, stereolithography (SLA) parts are thought to have better accuracy and surface finish than other popular rapid prototyping processes.
Selective laser sintering benefits from stereolithography (SLA) since parts can be sanded, primed, painted, or plated a higher level of smoothness and appearance can be achieved than what comes directly out of the machine.
The overwhelming advantage that stereolithography (SLA) offers is the ability to create high quality, fine detailed parts with wonderful aesthetic qualities in a short turnaround time.
Stereolithography Standard Tolerances: +/- 0.005″ for the first inch, +/- 0.002” on every inch thereafter