The Basics of Stereolithography: Benefits, Limitations, and Buying Guide

3D Printing Hub

Stereolithography, or SLA, is an additive manufacturing technology that is similarly capable of creating fully customized 3D models. What is stereolithography? Stereolithography (SLA) was a term coined by Chuck Hull when he applied for a patent in 1984, which was then granted in 1986.

Where Stereolithography and PolyJet Applications Overlap

Stratasys

We often talk about the two most common photocure processes, PolyJet and Stereolithography, in contrast to one another. However, their differences, covered in our blog the Top 4 Differences Between Stereolithography and PolyJet , become more nuanced depending on the application.

How Resin 3D Printing Works: Stereolithography Explained

i.materialise

Stereolithography , the technology behind most resin 3D prints, is often referred to as ‘the mother of all 3D printing technologies’ and is considered one of the most widely used techniques for producing high-quality 3D prints. This is repeated until the model is finished.

What’s in a name? Thoughts on Stereolithography terminology

Leslie's Blog

Is it important to make a distinction between SL and SLA as a descriptor of the stereolithography process? Stereolithography was the first widely used process in what has become the additive manufacturing industry. Any student of 3D printing history understands SLA as the abbreviation for StereoLithography Apparatu s, similar to PCA as the commonly used abbreviation for Post-Cure Apparatus. By Jim Reitz, General Manager of Union Tech, Inc.

An Intro to (our) 3D Printing Technologies: Stereolithography

i.materialise

Although we offer 17 different materials and over 90 possible color and finish combinations, it takes us several different technologies to get the job done. This is repeated until the model is finished. Our Stereolithography Materials. Materialise Mammoth Stereolithography.

6 Most Popular Stereolithography (SLA) Materials

Xometry

SLA is known for its high accuracy, durability, and great surface finish. These are the top materials our customers return to time and again depending on their needs

On-Demand Webinar: When to Select Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing

Xometry

SLA 3D Printing is ideal for giving your parts high-quality surface finish, durability, and accuracy. Learn what factors to consider when deciding between the multiple 3D Printing technologies we offer for your additive parts

On-Demand Webinar: When to Select Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing

Xometry

SLA 3D Printing is ideal for giving your parts high-quality surface finish, durability, and accuracy. Learn what factors to consider when deciding between the multiple 3D Printing technologies we offer for your additive parts

Taking Your Product to the Finishing Line

Stratasys

Fresh off the machine, a 3D printed part can look like a nearly finished product. Depending on your requirements, the natural surface finish of an additive manufactured part may or may not meet your needs. Finishes for Every Product Stage.

3D Printing Materials Overview: 100 Materials & Finishes Explained

i.materialise

We’ll talk about all 19 materials and more than 100 finishes that we offer here on i.materialise.com now! Resin 3D prints are made from a liquid Photopolymer cured with UV light (Stereolithography), and feature a smooth surface. Each of these metals has several finishing options.

How Long Does it Take to Get a High-Quality 3D Print in 100+ Materials and Finishes?

i.materialise

It’s about a process of file checking, planning, printing, cleaning, finishing, quality-checking and packing your object. But since each and every material and finish is different, this overview that sums up the lead times for every material might come in handy.

Layer One's Atom 3 Combines SLA and FDM 3D Printing Technology in One Machine

3DPrint.com

What kind of detail will the finished parts have? 3D Printers 3D Printing Atom 3 delta 3d printer fdm 3d printer fdm 3d printing fused deposition modeling Layer One lcd stereolithography sla 3d printer sla 3d printing stereolithographyThere are a lot of questions one needs to ask when considering buying a 3D printer. How fast is it? What materials can it print with? Those are just. View the entire article via our website.

6 Things You Didn’t Know About 3D Printing a Woolly Mammoth

i.materialise

The mammoth tusks come off the Mammoth Stereolithography printer. Because of the scale of the project, the mammoth took just over 7 weeks of 3D printing time, occupying 9 of our aptly named Mammoth Stereolithography printers.

Danny van Ryswyk’s Dark Wonderland: Master Artist Shares How He Hand-Paints Polyamide 3D Prints

i.materialise

When the sculpture is finished I sign it and place it under an antique glass dome. Every so often, an artist comes along who pushes the boundaries of what we believe is possible.

Solving Storage Space with 3D Printing: RCKZ Designs Stackable Sneaker Display

i.materialise

We opted for Stereolithography because we wanted the product to be tough rather than a wobbly plastic box. That’s why the 3D prototype was polished by hand for us by i.materialise as part of their finishing services.

Experience World War I with this 3D-Printed Model of the Atlantikwall Coastline

i.materialise

The in-house coloring expert looked at existing research together with the museum to determine the most accurate shade – resulting in this detailed finish: Colored details on the 3D-printed coastline model.

T.Black DLP 3D printer by Trimaker made in Argentina

DIY 3D Printing

Materials: rubber, rigid plastics and low viscosity plastic Weight: 18kg price: 38,720 Pesos ($4,936) From company page: PRINTING TECHNOLOGY The printer is T.Black based stereolithography technology - the selective polymerization of the liquid resin with light.

Enchanted Forests and Electronic Music: How We 3D Printed a Ring for Tomorrowland

Materialise

Not having any woodland elves at our disposal, we chose to use Stereolithography to print out the final design. 3D Printing Art and Design Factory for 3D Printing 3D printed jewelry 3D printed ring jewelry ring Stereolithography Tomorrowland

Industry Highlight: 3D Printing and Foundries

Stratasys

3D printing offers an effective tool-less solution for investment casting patterns with Stereolithography (SL). Stratasys Direct utilizes two Stereolithography materials for investment casting patterns. Stereolithography offers a new design freedom, unbound to tooling.

Our 8 Favorite 3D-Printed Sculptures

i.materialise

This Stereolithography material is the best option out there for projects where size really does matter – it’s possible to 3D print in sizes up to 2100 x 700 x 800mm! One of the things we love about 3D printing is how it brings out the creativity in people.

All You Need to Know About 3D Printing Technologies

i.materialise

If you believe that all 3D printers use filaments, and terms like Stereolithography, Laser Sintering and PolyJet Printing cause you headaches, then this blog post is for you. 3D prints in Polyamide come in many different finishes and colors. Welcome to the world of Stereolithography.

The Might of ID-Light: Lighter Parts in a Fraction of the Time

Stratasys

ID-Light is a proprietary build style that features a scaffolding-like internal structure, available with both Stereolithography (SL) and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). Blog fused deposition modeling ID Light (Industrial Design Light) ID-Light stereolithography

Tutorial: How to Paint a Gray Resin Scale Model

i.materialise

He designs them in SketchUp , mostly prints them in Gray Resin and always finishes them with a beautiful paint job. Now the painting of the model is finished and you can apply decals on it and complete it with windows, wheels and a panto.”.

Kipling Enters the World of 3D Printing: No Monkey Business

i.materialise

Kipling 3D bag – Made in epoxy using stereolithography. Kipling 3D bag – Made in epoxy using stereolithography. Fashion 3D printint Belgian epoxy Kipling Laser Sintering Monkey Business resin rubber-like stereolithography TPU 92A-1

The Launch of a 3D Printed Rocket

i.materialise

We printed the 15 pieces in a Mammoth Stereolithography machine: these machines are among the world largest 3D printers to print large parts of this size in one single piece. 3D Printing BOLDROCKET London office paintable resin rocket space stereolithography

Model Elves and Centaurs Achieve New Levels of Detail with 3D Printing

Materialise

When designing models for Stereolithography (where prints are cured by a laser in resin), it is crucial to add support structure, as the model would otherwise float around in the liquid resin.

The Most Important 3D Printing Technologies & Materials You Need to Know

i.materialise

If you believe that all 3D printers use filaments, and terms like Stereolithography, Laser Sintering and PolyJet Printing cause you headaches, then this blog post is for you. 3D prints in Polyamide come in many different finishes and colors. Welcome to the world of Stereolithography.

Tutorial: How to Paint a Prime Gray Scale Model

i.materialise

He designs them in SketchUp , mostly prints them in Prime Gray and always finishes them with a beautiful paint job. Now the painting of the model is finished and you can apply decals on it and complete is with windows, wheels and a panto.”.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – Engineer Develops ‘Leap Forward’ with 3D-Printer

Additive Manufacturing

Moran’s creation, a new take on a process called projection micro-stereolithography , which uses UV light to create 3D objects, won him a coveted R&D 100 award in Las Vegas on Nov.

Soft-Hued Transparent Resin is Here to Stay

i.materialise

When you choose a color finish for transparent resin models, varnish that contains a pigment is used to give the desired shade. News paintable resin poll prime gray stereolithography transparent resin

Stereo Summer: 10% Gray Resin Discount

i.materialise

Over the next weeks, we will talk about new discounts, enhancements, and surprises in the world of Stereolithography. valid on all 10 of our gray resin finishes. About Stereolithography. Stay tuned for more Stereolithography announcements throughout this summer!

LUXeXceL-Defining Transparent 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

From the left to the right different 3D printing technologies are displayed: Printoptical Technology , Stereolithography (SLA), Multi Jet Modeling (MJM) and Polyjet printing. Stereolithography (SLA). Stereolithography (SLA) makes use of a laser which cures the material.

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SLA vs. PolyJet [Technology Review]

Modern Tech

Every company aims to print parts that have the look and feel of a finished product. This blog discusses the differences between Stereolithography Apparatus (SLA) from 3D Systems and Triple Jetting Technology ( PolyJet ) from Stratasys.

3D printing an SLA yacht for the film “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Interpro Models

The primer and finish coat were applied, and the yacht was ready. News 3D printing InterPRO SLA stereolithography Wolf of Wall Street Our town of Deep River has a history of ship building that dates back to the 18th Century.

Stereo Summer: 10% Transparent Resin Discount

i.materialise

During this summer, we will talk about new discounts, enhancements, and surprises in the world of Stereolithography. valid on all Transparent Resin finishes . About Stereolithography. Stay tuned for more Stereolithography announcements throughout this summer!

Ways to Create Colorful Prototypes

3E Rapid Prototyping

Whether your prototype is for user testing or investor pitches, injecting a splash of color can turn a half-finished idea into a part that looks ready for the market. In these cases, a finished-looking prototype will be more attractive to future buyers. Adding a colorful finish.

Materialise Launches the Next Innovation in Metal 3D Printing Software

Additive Manufacturing

For more than ten years, Materialise has provided successful automated support generation software, called e-Stage for Stereolithography and DLP technology. Featured News Airbus APWorks GmbH DLP technology formnext Ingo Uckelmann Materialise metal AM parts Stefaan Motte Stereolithography