Stereolithography – more commonly referred to as SLA 3D printing is one of the most popular and widespread techniques in the world of additive manufacturing. It works by using a high-powered laser to harden liquid resin that is contained in a reservoir to create the desired 3D shape. In a nutshell, this process converts photosensitive liquid into 3D solid plastics in a layer-by-layer fashion
The Flashforge Hunter is a DLP (Digital Light Processing) 3D Printer, which allows the user to print a 3D model in high detail. Photopolymer resin is adopted as a printing material for Hunter DLP 3D printer. As it can 3D print a whole layer of a 3D model at one time, the printing time is generally consumed less than that of the SLA 3D printer.
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SLA is the only 3D printing technique that can produce transparent parts on the desktop. Ideal for getting visibility into complex assemblies, (micro)fluidics, mold making, optics, lighting, and any parts requiring translucency.
Stereolithography provides advantages in speed, cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and precision. These advantages make stereolithography for medical device design, among many other industries, a vital process for creating models and prototypes that help refine and prove design
Stereolithography is well used for creating accurate 3D models of anatomical regions of a patient, used to aid in diagnosis and for pre-planning and implant design and manufacture. It is also good for use in concept models and scale models
SLA printers consistently produce higher-resolution objects and are more accurate than FDM printers.
Parts printed in tough resin have tensile strength (55.7 MPa) and modulus of elasticity (2.7 GPa) comparable to ABS. This material will produce sturdy, shatter-resistant parts and functional prototypes, such as enclosure with snap-fit joints, or rugged prototypes.