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STEREOLITHOGRAPHY

This technology is ideal for high-resolution finishes regarding medium- to large-sized parts—it is an extremely cost-effective solution for creating durable, aesthetically pleasing parts of considerable size on a tight deadline. SLA resins with extremely high heat deflection are available and are great candidates for molds or inserts.

How does the technology work? SLA cures photopolymer resin with an ultraviolet laser. The laser traces a shape dictated by the original file across the surface of the resin bath. The resin touched by the laser hardens, then the build platform descends in the resin bath, and the process is repeated until the entire part is complete.


STANDARD
SLA MATERIALS
LEAD TIME OPTIMAL
QUANTITY
MAXIMUM DIMENSIONS SUGGESTED MINIMUM
WALL THICKNESS
FINISH
& APPEARANCE
ADVANTAGES
& CONSIDERATIONS
Accura Xtreme White 200 1-3 Days* 1-10 parts 650 x 750 x 550 mm 1mm
  • High resolution
  • Detailed & complex parts
  • Smooth surface finish
  • Can be painted, plated, or vacuum metalized
  • Often used for aesthetic models, complex geometries, & high-quality finishes
  • Highly cost-effective for medium- to large-sized parts
  • Exceptionally tough & durable
  • Great for snap fits, assemblies, & master patterns for casting
  • SLA is one of the most versatile technologies for post processing
  • Limited color
ADVANCED
SLA MATERIALS
LEAD TIME OPTIMAL
QUANTITY
MAXIMUM DIMENSIONS SUGGESTED MINIMUM
WALL THICKNESS
FINISH
& APPEARANCE
ADVANTAGES
& CONSIDERATIONS
  • VisiJet 6000 Clear
  • Accura Black
3-5 Days* 1-10 parts 254 x 254 x 254 mm 1mm
  • High resolution
  • Detailed & complex parts
  • Smooth surface finish
  • Can be painted, plated, or vacuum metalized
  • Often used for aesthetic models, complex geometries, & high-quality finishes
  • Highly cost-effective for medium- to large-sized parts
  • SLA is one of the most versatile technologies for post processing
  • Limited color

*Parts over 250mm in any dimension require quote review.

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FEATURED DOWNLOADS //

Overview An Overview of Stereolithography Material Options Download Pdf
Featured Material Datasheet Accura Xtreme White 200 (Exceptionally Tough & Durable) Download Pdf
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SLA offers a combination of high-quality resolution and surface finish at large volume. SLA is also very effective at faithfully capturing the intricacies of even the most complex parts, and clear SLA resins can achieve colorless clarity with additional post processing to mimic clear plastics. Consistently used for trade show models, aesthetic parts, and snap fits/functional assemblies, SLA specializes in creating parts that are highly cost-intensive to produce using any other method of manufacturing.

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