The SLA process is flexible, clean and fast, helping to reduce both costs and your carbon footprint by keeping waste to a minimum. All of the required material transfers to the part, with any excess re-used in subsequent layers.
The only additional parts to consider are supports, common to most 3D printing technologies, to be broken away when the job is complete. These are calculated and built in to the design automatically by the management software.
With a wide range of resins to choose from, and the ability to mix your own colours, SLA offers huge flexibility and range of design options. With fewer moving parts inside the build chamber, SLA printers can maximise the amount of space they give over to part production, reducing the overall size of the printer and making it easier to accommodate.
This ability to produce larger parts also helps SLA-produced tools to maintain structural integrity as it doesn’t require multiple smaller parts to be fused. For this reason, among others, the SLA printing process is renowned for producing hard-wearing, long-lasting, production-ready parts.