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
Smooth, injection mold-like, surface finish
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 (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.
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.
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.
Clear resin (SLA) has a semi-transparent appearance, but can be post processed to a smooth and almost fully optically clear finish.
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.
Heat resistant resin
Heat resistant resin (SLA) has high strength and stiffness and excellent temperature resistance. Used for low-cost, low-run injection molds.
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.
Castable resin (SLA) is a high-detail resin used to produces patterns for investment casting. They burn out cleanly with no ash or residue.
Dental resins (SLA) are high-detail, sterilizable and biocompatible resins capable of producing dental implants.