Stereolithography is the first commercialized 3D printing technology, invented by 3D Systems’ Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Chuck Hull in the 1980s. It uses an ultraviolet laser to precisely cure photopolymer cross-sections, transforming them from liquid to solid. Parts are built directly from CAD data, layer-by-layer into prototypes, investment casting patterns, tools, and end-use parts.
Once the SLA printing process is complete, SLA parts are cleaned in a solvent solution to remove any residual uncured resin from the part surface. Cleaned parts are then cured in a UV oven.
SLA quality at high throughput to address the broadest range of applications
All the benefits of SLA 3D printing in an extra-large format
Highest 3D printed quality and accuracy for small to medium sized parts in the SLA lineup
Mid-range integrated solution for SLA quality and accuracy
650 x 750 x 550 mm (25.6 x 29.5 x 21.65 in) build volume
1500 x 750 x 550 mm (59 x 30 x 22 in) build volume
ProJet 6000 HD
250 x 250 x 250 mm (10 x 10 x 10 in) build volume
ProJet 7000 HD
380 x 380 x 250 mm (15 x 15 x 10 in) build volume
Similar aesthetics and properties to injection-molded ABS
Look and feel of polypropylene
Including the industry’s highest clarity material for polycarbonate-like parts
Resins specifically formulated for QuickCast sacrificial patterns for investment casting
Heat deflection temperatures up to over 215c (419f) offering exceptional performance under extreme conditions
Options for jewelry-specific casting and dental model production
SLA 3D printers are able to deliver highly detailed, tiny parts just a few mm in size, all the way up to 1.5 m long parts—all at the same exceptional resolution and accuracy. Even large parts remain highly accurate from end-to-end, with virtually no part shrinkage or warping.