Stereolithography (SLA) Service

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SLA 3D Printing Services

Stereolithography (SLA) is a powerful 3D printing technology that produces extremely accurate and high resolution parts that are capable of being used directly in end-use, low-volume production, or for rapid prototyping. It offers higher resolution printing than many other 3D printing technologies, allowing customers to print parts with fine details and surface finishes.

Advantages of SLA with Xometry

Massive Capacity

Massive Capacity

We can quickly produce both prototypes and large batches thanks to the largest manufacturing network in Europe, with over 2,000 vetted partners

Fast Production

Fast Production

You will get your 3D printing fast delivered in as fast as 3-5 days.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

We have strong QA procedures, controlled by an in-house team of QA engineers, which allows us to deliver high quality parts.

Engineering Check & Status Updates

Engineering Check & Status Updates

All designs are checked by engineers before they’re sent for 3D printing. After confirming your order, you will receive status updates on your production.

SLA Materials

  • ABS SL 7820 (Black)
  • PC heat (Translucent Amber)
  • True Silicone
  • Watershed XC 11122 ABS/PBT-like (Transparent)
  • Xtreme Grey Polypropylene/ ABS-like (Grey)
  • Xtreme White 200 Polypropylene/ ABS-like (White)

Pros & Cons of SLA 3D Printing

AdvantagesConsiderations
Smooth surface finishOnly resin / polymer materials
Can print clear/ transparent partsStructural strength is normally lower than with SLS, MJF, or FDM
High precisionLimited resistance to UV light if you use resin as the printing material
Fast: Xometry can deliver them in just 5 daysMore expensive setup => more expensive smaller series
Requires support elements

Comparison of our 3D printing capabilities

SLA

HP MJFSLSFDMCarbon DLSDMLS
Lead time

3 days

3 days

3 days

3 days

5 days

5 days

Build volume

up to 254 x 254 x 254 mm

up to 380 x 284 x 380 mm, while we normally recommend the maximum size of 356 x 280 x 356 mm

Up to 340 x 340 x 605 mm, but usually, we recommend the maximum size of 320 x 320 x 580 mm

up to 914 x 610 x 914 mm

Up to 119mm x 189mm x 300mm. Recommended size: Within 100 x 100mm x 150mm

250 x 250 x 325 mm

Layer thickness

min 0.02

~0.08 mm

~0.1 mm and for water-tight parts 1.5 mm, when wall thickness is higher

~0.2-0.8 mm

~0.1 mm

0,03 – 0,04 mm depending on the material

Minimum feature size

0.1 mm

min 0.5 mm, 0.7 is recommended

min 0.5 mm, 0.75 is recommended

min 0.2 mm

min 1 mm is recommended0.75 mm for cosmetic features, 1.5 mm for structural features
Tolerance

+-0.2% (min. 0.2 mm)

+-0.3% (min. 0.2 mm)

+-0.3% (min. 0.3 mm)

+-0.3% (min. 0.3 mm)

±0.1% (min 0.1mm). However, tolerances are not guaranteed on the first attempt at a new design.

±0.2% (±0,1 – 0,2 mm)

Description

A technology that produces extremely accurate and high-resolution parts

A technology that produces highly accurate and durable parts at fast speeds, especially compared to other powder bed fusion technologies

One of the most popular and inexpensive technologies for industrial 3D printing

Widely known for a great material selection, accuracy, and possibility to print large parts.

A breakthrough technology that uses digital light projection, programmable liquid resins, and oxygen-permeable optics to produce parts with exceptional durability, resolution, and surface finish

Metal 3D printing technology. Selectively fuses a fine metal powder in aluminium or stainless steel

 

Read more about SLA

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