SLA 3D Printing Technology Overview
Stereolithography (SLA) technology was the world’s first 3D printing technology, allowing engineers and designers to produce highly detailed prototypes that require tight tolerances and smooth surfaces. Today, SLA remains a great option for printing parts that will ultimately be painted or coated.
Designers usually use SLA-printed models when a quick built time is crucial to the product development cycle as time and resources can be invested into post-processing and finishing techniques. Great applications for SLA-printed parts include concept models, master patterns, large prototypes and investment casting patterns.