Benefits of Stereolithography (SLA)
Stereolithography can build large parts with very good accuracy and surface finish. With a wide range of materials this allows you to build parts with specific characteristics.
How It Works
Stereolithography is an additive manufacturing process that focuses an ultraviolet (UV) light on a vat of photopolymer resin. It offers higher resolution printing than many other 3D printing technologies, allowing customers to print parts with fine details and surface finishes. Stereolithography 3D printing is a highly-versatile platform for making custom parts in prototype and production settings, often acting as a stand-in for injection molded plastic parts.
SLA printing is considered the gold standard for smooth surface finish, with appearances comparable to traditional manufacturing methods like machining, injection molding, and extrusion.
With a wide range of SLA resins out on the market, parts can be produces in an array of materials such as plastic, wax, and ceramics.
Industries that use Stereolithography (SLA)
- Aerospace and Defense
- Consumer Products
- Medical and Dental