Stereolithography (SLA) Printing
An industrial 3D printing process which offers the industries best precision and speed, with minimal need for support structures.
What is Stereolithography (SLA)?
Our SLA machines enables the production of intricate parts with tight tolerances, making it suitable for a range of demanding industries such as aerospace, automotive, robotics, consumer products and high quality visual prototypes. Its efficiency, high quality surface finish and versatility make SLA a valuable technology in both rapid prototyping and end-use manufacturing applications alike.
Forge Labs uses 3D System’s industrial SLA machines which offer the largest build envelopes commercially available, able to produce parts up to 1500 mm (59 inches) in a single build. Layers are cured by ultraviolet laser through a process called vat photopolymerization to solidify the pattern layer by layer. Unlike desktop SLA machines, our parts are produced underneath the resin which dramatically reduces peeling forces. This allows for our parts to be produced with superior mechanical properties, surface finish and accuracy compared to inverted stereolithography.
Manufacturing using Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing services is ideal for printing high detail prototypes, master patterns, tools, molds, dies, jigs, fixtures or any application where surface finish, accuracy and product aesthetics are critical.
|Tensile Strength||32 - 60 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus||2500 - 2800 MPa|
|Tensile Elongation||7 - 9%|
|Flexural Strength||51 - 93 MPa|
|Flexural Modulus||2200 - 2775 MPa|
|HDT (0.45 MPa)||48 - 70°C|
|HDT (1.8 MPa)||120 - 130°C|
|Tensile Strength||33 - 60 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus||1500 - 2964 MPa|
|Tensile Elongation||11 - 51%|
|Flexural Strength||39 - 80 MPa|
|Flexural Modulus||1400 - 2654 MPa|
|HDT (0.45 MPa)||50 - 63°C|
|HDT (1.8 MPa)||42 - 55°C|