How does SLA printing work?
Stereolithography is an additive printing process which uses light to build individual layers of a model with liquid resin. The liquid resin sits in a tank and is hardened by a laser beam to create a layer.
After each layer the resin tank peels away to release the hardened material which sits on a build platform. The build platform will move from 25 to 100 microns, depending on the chosen layer height, in preparation for the next layer. The model appears to have been printed upside down which is known as inverse sterolithography
Due to the nature of the SLA your model will most likely require supports to enable the printing process. We will generate these supports for you meaning that we may need to orient your model a certain way for a successful print. These supports are removed after the print and normally do not have any impact on the final model. Please advise us if any area of your model is to be left free of supports and we will do our best to accommodate your instruction.
All our materials are specially formulated for the SLA printing process, creating sharp detailed accurate models. SLA resin produces a very smooth surface texture meaning minimal clean up of the final model.
GREY , BLACK and WHITE
Perfect for prototypes and design . This material is the ideal base for spray painting if you require other colours.
Can be sanded, polished and lacquered to a high transparent finish.
Gives a clean burn our without ash or residue, excellent for transferring high resolution prints into metal by investment casting. Please ask our advice on casting details.