1. 3D printing
  2. Processes
  3. SLA/DLP

3D printing

SLA is most suitable for visual applications where an injection mold-like, smooth surface finish, and a high level of feature detail are required.

Benefits and Limitations

Fine features & high detail
Smooth, injection mold-like, surface finish

Support marks may be visible on surface
Brittle, not recommended for functional parts


Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.5% (min: ± 0.1 mm)
Turnaround time < 2 days Wall thickness 0.5 mm
Max part size 150 x 75 x 50 cm Layer height 25 - 100 μm

SLA/DLP Resin Materials

High detail and smooth surface, injection mold-like prototyping.

Standard resin

Standard resin (SLA) is a high-detail resin that produces parts with a smooth, injection mold-like surface finish. It is brittle and used for non-functional parts.

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Tough resin (ABS-like)

Tough resin (SLA) mimics the properties of ABS and produces parts with improved mechanical properties compared to standard resin. Can be used for functional parts.

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Durable resin (PP-like)

Durable resin (SLA) mimics the properties of PP and is semi-flexible, making it ideal for snap fit assemblies and high-detail durable prototypes.

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Clear resin

Clear resin (SLA) has a semi-transparent appearance, but can be post processed to a smooth and almost fully optically clear finish.

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Rubber-like resin

Rubber-like resin (SLA/DLP) produces parts with a rubber-like feel and shore hardness < 70A that can be compressed and bent. Lacks the performance of true rubber.

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Heat resistant resin

Heat resistant resin (SLA) has high strength and stiffness and excellent temperature resistance. Used for low-cost, low-run injection molds.

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Ceramic filled Resin

Ceramic filled resin (SLA/DLP) produces parts with very high stiffness and higher detail than Tough or Durable resin. Good temperature resistance.

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Castable resin

Castable resin (SLA) is a high-detail resin used to produces patterns for investment casting. They burn out cleanly with no ash or residue.

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Dental resin

Dental resins (SLA) are high-detail, sterilizable and biocompatible resins capable of producing dental implants.

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