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SLA 3D PRINTING

IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL SLA 3D PRINTING SERVICE, IDEAL FOR DETAILED & SMOOTH RESIN PARTS

Stereolithography (SLA) or resin 3D printing is great for concept models, rapid prototypes, master patterns, snap fit assemblies and form and fit testing.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

We use Formlabs machinery at our SLA 3D printing service. These top of the range industrial 3D printers are designed for controlled, consistent production of end-use parts. Using 3D resin printing materials, these machines use the latest in environment control to ensure maximum dimensional stability (± 0.20%) and accuracy (lower limit ± 0.2 mm). 

Combined with our knowledge and advanced finishing techniques, we use the Form series machines to produce the best quality SLA 3D prints on the market. See our material properties below or download a data sheet.

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MATERIALS

Below is a list of our 3D resin printing materials offered at our SLA 3D printing service. To instantly compare material prices, upload your parts to our online platform

Group

Type

Glass filled & simulates PEEK

Glass filled industrial grade parts

Durable & simulates PP parts

Durable & simulates ABS parts

80A soft touch & simulates Rubber parts

Transparent parts

BENEFITS

ACCURATE

Parts are produced to a dimensional accuracy of ± 0.1% with a lower limit of ± 0.075 mm

SOLID PARTS

Parts are printed solid by default, excellent for retaining liquids & ensuring maximum strength 

SMOOTH

Surfaces are smooth, due to minimal layer heights. Great for simulating moulded parts

ISOTROPIC

Identical & consistent material properties in all given directions at every given point (x, y, z axis) 

SMALL DETAILS

Features as small as 0.1mm can be successfully printed using SLA, perfect for small parts

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SLA 3D PRINTING - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is resin 3D printing expensive?

Depending on the size, geometry, and material, resin 3D printing can be cost-effective. However, our costing model works off material volume; the higher this value, the more expensive your part will be! Check out our blog post on tips to help you reduce your part costs.

Is resin 3D printing food safe?

The answer is no. Resins are toxic, and substances may migrate from SLA parts, no matter what the level of post-processing (UV + thermal). Some resins are certified as biocompatible; however, this in no way means that they’re food safe. Some food contact safe coatings are available; however, we don’t recommend using these as the coating may interact with the resin or degrade over time.

What is resin 3D printing?

SLA (Stereolithography) or resin 3D printing is the process in where liquid photopolymer resin is cured using a light source, in this instance, a small laser. Using pre-determined geometry, it’s able to accurately produce incredibly small & detailed parts.

Is resin 3D printing strong?

We have several different material options available at SGD. Some of these resins are created with functionality in mind, and we have materials that simulate the rigidity and stiffness of PEEK, ABS & PolyPropylene.

Is resin 3D printing safe?

Resin in its raw form is toxic, however, all parts produced at our 3D printing service are professionally post-processed. All resin printed parts are washed in an IPA bath and UV + thermally cured as specified by our material supplier.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Stereolithography (SLA) / 3D resin printing uses a light source, usually a laser to cure liquid photopolymer resin into solid parts.

The maximum build size we offer for our SLA 3D printing service is 145 x 145 x 185 mm or 5.7 x 5.7 x 7.3 “

Stereolithography (SLA) is great for concept models, rapid prototypes, master patterns, snap fit assemblies and form and fit testing.

Parts with overhangs greater than 45 degrees will require support material. Our technicians will assess your parts and add this in automatically when programming your order.

Due to the nature of the photopolymer resins we are limited by colours of that’s available. We also offer media blasting and professional spray painting services. 

All of our SLA materials can be easily hand finished. 

Unfortunately none of our SLA materials are food safe. 

You can specify when placing our order your desired orientation using our order messaging system, otherwise our technical team will automatically orientate your part for you.

To reduce your part costs there are a number of options available; reduce the quality, reduce the infill, scale down the part, reduce the part thickness and shell the part if solid. 

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