Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing Services

Stereolithography (SLA) is a 3D printing technology that unlocks intricate design possibilities with precision and versatility. It’s one of the most popular resin-based 3D printing technologies, combining low costs with advantageous mechanical attributes.
SLA in action

How SLA Works

SLA works by utilizing the principles of photopolymerization.

The additive manufacturing process begins with a vat of liquid resin selectively cured by a UV light source, solidifying one layer at a time.​

The build platform gradually moves, curing and fusing each layer. This precise layering process produces highly accurate, intricate parts with smooth surface finishes.

How SLA 3D printing works

SLA Use Cases

SLA is used in various applications, from product design and functional prototyping to end-use parts. This technology allows for thorough testing, validation, and design iterations. All this accelerates product development.

SLA by the Numbers

Max Build Size
2100 x 700 x 800 mm

Lead Times

Starting at 7 days
Minimum Wall Thickness
0.7 mm (depending on material and geometry)
Dimensional Accuracy

+/- 0.2%, minimum of 0.2 mm

Working with MakerVerse and leveraging their extensive eco-system to support on demand parts requirements has allowed us to be more responsive and agile.

Quan Lac

Vice President of Additive Manufacturing at Siemens Energy

Source Industrial-Grade SLA Parts

MakerVerse gives you the flexibility to source parts however you need. Get instant quotes and quickly order parts with on-demand manufacturing. Our team of experts will work with you for sophisticated orders to develop, align, and supervise a manufacturing quality plan from start to finish.

On-Demand Manufacturing

  • Instant quoting and DFM checks
  • Short lead times
  • Fast and intuitive order placement

Production Orders

  • Expert support from end-to-end
  • Comprehensive manufacturing and quality plan
  • Guaranteed quality meeting advanced specifications

Popular SLA Finishes

UV-resistant painted

Protect your SLA prints from the damaging effects of the sun while adding a layer of visual appeal with UV resistant painting. This ensures prints retain their vibrant colors and structural integrity over time.

Prime and color spray painted

First, a primer is applied to create a smooth base. Then a range of colors can be added and intricate details, resulting in visually stunning and personalized prints.

Polished

​Through careful buffing and smoothing techniques, SLA parts achieve a glossy and reflective surface that highlights the fine details of the print and offers good transparency.

Blasted

Fine particles, such as sand or glass beads, gently remove the outer layer of the print and achieve a smooth and uniform surface. This is especially beneficial for removing traces of support structures.

Available SLA Materials

What’s the best material for your project?
Try our Interactive technology and material advisor to find out

Didn't find the material you are looking for?

We are constantly expanding and you can request specific materials going beyond our current standardized offering. Simply select “Other Material” in the order process and provide us your desired specifications in the comment section.
 
You can also reach out to us with your specific material requests at any time under customersupport@makerverse.ai

Resources: Polymer 3D printing

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