SLA 3D Printing Service in Australia

Smooth and High Quality for prototyping and small run production

What is SLA?

Stereolithography, or SLA 3D printing technology, is a popular additive manufacturing technique and sought-after service in Singapore and across the globe. It works by making use of light-reactive thermoset materials called “resin.” The technology uses a light source (a laser or projector) to cure and harden the photosensitive liquid resin into the desired 3D shape.

Patented in the 1980s, the technology is the first 3D printing technology ever developed. Until today, the veteran 3D printing technique remains to be one of the three most common 3D printing technologies along with FDM and SLS.

SLA 3D prints each layer from top to bottom, and the build platform lifts the model upwards, out of the resin bath.

Advantages of Our SLA Printing Services

SLA is among the most accurate forms of 3D printing. Key benefits of SLA include:

  1. Smooth finishing
    The fine laser beam used in our SLA printing services allows prototypes to obtain and smooth and realistic finish regardless of the different resins selected
  2. High precision and accuracy in the finest details
    The small optical spot size of the laser or projector used in our SLA printers produce higher resolution prototypes due to its ability to use less force on the model.
  3. Time and Cost-Efficient
    With no prerequisites, moulds, and labour work, the stereolithography method not only allows for material conservation through varying print methods such as hollowing parts, but prototyping also saves costs during the mass production phase through the identification of model failures.
Given these benefits, amongst others, SLA is the preferred fabrication process to produce objects such as prototypes and moulds that can facilitate the production of structures, like jewellery, that have complex geometries.
With regards to compatible materials, this 3D printing technology is accompanied by different kinds of resin. These resin materials are able to print objects of varying physical and aesthetic properties. For example, Formlabs’ Tough Resin can be used for applications where a high degree of strength and mechanical resistance are needed.
ABS-Like White Resin

Extremely accurate, excellent humidity resistance, and commendable durability.

Clear Resin

Ideal for producing parts that are nearly colourless and resemble true, clear engineered plastic.

Materials offered in SLA