1. 3D printing
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  3. Transparent

Transparent
3D printing

Semi-transparent or completely clear materials using the SLA/DLP and Material Jetting processes.

Material Jetting Transparent Materials

Material Jetting produces parts of the highest dimensional accuracy with very smooth surface finish, used for both visual prototypes and tooling manufacturing.

Benefits and Limitations

Multi-material capabillities
No support marks visible on surface
Smooth, injection molding-like finish

Higher cost than SLA/DLP
Brittle, not recomemended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.1% (min: ± 0.05 mm)
Turnaround time < 5 days Wall thickness 1.0 mm
Max part size 100 x 80 x 50 cm Layer height 16 - 32 μm

Transparent resin

Transparent resin (Material Jetting) can have a completely clear, glass-like appearance after post-processing. Ideal for injection molding-like prototypes.

Material family

SLA/DLP Transparent Materials

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

Characteristics

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

Clear resin

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

Material family