While the number of 3D printing technologies has grown significantly, many product engineers and designers still lean towards established methods like stereolithography (SLA). This can serve as a solid guideline when you’re looking to create a visually pleasing model both swiftly and economically.
SLA rapid prototyping can bolster your product design process by producing highly accurate models based on your Computer-Aided Design (CAD) file and delivering a good surface finish. The quality of the finish can be further enhanced by manufacturers using various post-processing techniques.
But the benefits of stereolithography extend beyond this. Its speed, efficiency, and precision allow for a quicker transformation of your designs into tangible models for testing, verification, and market research. Read on to dive deeper into the advantages of SLA 3D printing.
Create parts from various materials.
SLA rapid prototyping builds parts with a precise UV laser to solidify the photosensitive resin one layer at a time. Reputable service providers offer a wide range of resins to suit your needs, including transparent, generic, rigid, and highly tough materials. Plus, they can customize the surface finish of your parts by chrome plating, dyeing, dyeing, or smoothing.
Build complex shapes
Does your design have complex features? SLA 3D printing can print them accurately with computer-guided, precise lasers. It’s more precise and faster than subtractive processes and manufacturing methods that require molds. Some features, like overhangs, require support structures, but these will be removed after printing and during post-processing.
To ensure precise and accurate parts, service providers use the latest SLA technologies to meet industry standards for tolerances, specifically +/- 0.001” or +/- 0.004” per inch, whatever is greater. Plus, they offer high-resolution and normal prints. This way, you can rely on SLA rapid prototyping to produce exact details on your design.
Are you in a hurry to make complex parts? Prototyping with stereolithography will let you finish your product development sooner because the process can build multi-material and complex parts in one operation. That means the build time is much shorter than traditional manufacturing.
Experience these pros today!
HLH Proto is ready to show you these benefits with our SLA rapid prototyping services. Start by filling out the online form for a quote, or contact us to share details about your project, so our experts can review it for you.