Finely tuned selection of resins for exceptionally high resolutions
Stereolithography, or SLA, was the first 3D printing technology ever invented, and is still a powerhouse in today’s additive manufacturing industry. It utilizes resin materials cured by UV light one layer at a time. With high accuracy and precision, the SLA process is a popular choice for engineers who need prototypes with attention to fine detail. Fine Resolution Stereolithography (FRSLA®) is a version of SLA for parts that need to be very small in size, or that have features requiring exceptionally high resolution.
Due to the wide variety of resins available for SLA 3D printing, this process has found applications in many diverse industries. Engineering grade resins can be used for rapid prototyping functional parts, while clear resins are available for products that need to be transparent. SLA technology utilizes materials with properties such as heat-resistance, durability, flexibility, and biocompatiblity.
Parts printed using SLA are continuous—each layer is fully bonded to the ones before and after, producing air and watertight parts. This makes SLA an ideal solution for industries such as automotive, aerospace, and biomedical, where engineering solutions rely on air and fluid flow being controlled and predictable. Stereolithography is an ideal technology for producing Class A Models due to the smooth surface finish. Using large sized build platforms, stereolithography can produce large parts which can be bonded together to form one whole part.
Dimensional accuracy, large build platform, surface finish, and wide selection of materials make stereolithography an optimal choice for 3D Printing technology. If you’re interested in rapid prototyping, proof of concept, or even short-run manufacturing, contact Dinsmore Inc. today to find out how SLA or FRSLA® printing can help meet your needs. Request a Quote to get started on your next SLA project.