stereolithography (SLA)

We acquired a series of FormLabs printers for prototyping in our own development efforts. We currently have the latest From2 system and can use any of the many resins Formlabs offers for specific needs.  

You can learn more about SLA and the From2 system we use at the FromLabs web site.

Resins available:

Standard Resins

Clear: Transparency, polishes to near optical clarity, great for internal channels and working with light.

Black: Highly pigmented, our most opaque, high detail resin. Matte surfaces, great for printing small, intricate features.

White: Neutral and matte tone, slight translucency when thin. Works well for sanding, and provides a great base color for painting prints.

Grey: Neutral and matte tone, great for showing off surface finish and for printing small, accurate features, photographs easily.

Color: 16 supported colors, with opaque and matte finish. Colorful prints, without the manual work of finishing and painting.

Engineering Resins

Flexible: Simulates an 80A durometer rubber. Choose for impact resistance and compression, great for ergonomic soft-touch grips.

Tough: Simulates ABS plastic. Choose for applications that will undergo high stress and strain. Great for functional prototyping of assemblies, machining, snap-fits and living hinges.

High Temp: Has an HDT of 289 °C @ 0.45 MPa. Choose for static applications that will experience high temperatures, including moldmaking processes such as thermoforming, vulcanization, and electronics encapsulation.

Durable: Use to prototype models that will eventually be made from polypropylene (PP) or high density polyethylene (HDPE). Consider using where high elongation, deformation, and/or impact resistance are required.

Jewelry

Castable: Developed for clean burn out and high detail. Choose for direct investment casting, resin is blue in color, and slightly softer than standard resins before post-curing.

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