The additive manufacturing process known as SLA utilizes ultra-violet rays generated from a computer controlled laser and scanner system to cure a photopolymer resin. Geometry is built layer by layer and submerged in a vat of liquid resin. After the build completes, parts are drained, rinsed, and post-cured. Typical applications require removing the build supports and applying finishes such as paint or clear-coat.
The resins used in the SLA process have been refined to replicate modern plastics such as ABS and polycarbonate. Typical uses include fit investigations, focus group testing, tradeshow models, visual aids, and wind tunnel testing. Clear resins are available and larger parts can be delivered by joining individual components using epoxy glue.
Net build size (X/Y/Z)
508 x 508 x 584mm
(20 x 20 x 23 inches)