Stereolithography (SLA)


Process Description:-
SLA is a direct production technique whereby the prototype is created directly from 3D CAD data. The model is built layer at a time, by scanning / curing the surface of a liquid photo-polymer with a pin point of UV light generated by a computer controlled solid state laser. The model submerges below the surface between layers, and the process continues with each subsequent layer being cured to the one below.

Product Overview:-
   • Very short lead-times, can be Next Day 
   • Excellent component & feature accuracy
   • Light layering evident in Z axis.
   • Easily finished to a high standard including Transparent
     (for full list of finishing options see Product Finishing & Painting)        


Applications:-
   • Design evaluation & feasibility studies
   • Design aids including CAD verification
   • Presentation / Exhibition models
   • Photographic samples
   • Fit & light functionality tests
   • Master patterns for:-
          - Silicone tooling
          - Vacuum Casting
          - Wax patterns & Investment Casting
   • Metallisation substrate (Copper, Silver, Gold, Chrome & Brushed
      Nickel)



Available Materials:-
Somos-9120, Somos-XC11122, Accura-Si50

LATEST NEWS

New SLA Resin.

Drumlord are delighted to announce that we are now building parts in Somos EvoLVe 128 SLA resin for our customers.

New Year New Machine

We are delighted to announce that 2018 begins with the installation of our new 3D Systems Viper Si2 high resolution SLA machine.