1. 3D printing
  2. 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

Smooth, injection molding-like finish

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) has a completely 100% clear, glass-like appearance and is ideal for prototypes that resemble real injection molded parts.

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

Smooth, injection mold-like, surface finish

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