SLA/SL Technology

Stereolithography vat photopolymerization 3D printing process

Discover the SLA Technology

Create Rapid Prototypes, Concept Models and Investment Casting Patterns.

What is SLA?

Stereolithography (SL, SLA) is the original 3D printing process still widely used today for its accuracy and speed.

Fast build and delivery reduces the design, engineering and test phases of product development and allows you to get to market faster.

Stereolithography (SLA) Technology

Advantages of 3D printing with a Stratasys SLA Machine

Stereolithography Capabilities

Stereolithography is often used for prototypes, master patterns or large concept models, form and fit prototypes and investment casting patterns.

SLA offers virtually limitless part size; allowing for seamless bonding of individual sections into industrial sized patterns.

ID-Light with Stereolithography

Build extremely light, large-scale parts in record time with our exclusive hollow build method, ID-Light. Ideal for nonstructural appearance models, ID-Light builds faster, weighs less and costs less than solid SLA models.

Parts built with ID-Light are lighter and have a better as-built surface than 10-20 pound foam.

Iterate Faster with SLA

The design freedom and speed of Stereolithography makes design changes, iteration and validation easier than ever.

Stratasys SLA 3D Printer

High Resolution Stereolithography/SLA Resin 3D Printer

Stratasys Neo SLA 3D Printer

With the Neo Stereolithography 3D printer and you will have game-changing advances in speed, accuracy and reliability to the established capabilities of Stereolithography.

Create smooth-surfaced prototypesmaster patternslarge concept models and investment casting patterns more quickly and more precisely than ever before.

SLA Technology Benefits

Stratasys makes it simple to build production models

SLA Blender

Rapid Prototyping

Take the guesswork out of your product design with rapid prototyping.

Stratasys 3D printers rapid prototyping enable companies to get imperative feedback, revise, iterate, and bring better products to market faster than ever before.

3D printing allows for low cost, quick-turn functional prototypes, allowing you to test parts early and frequently through iterative designs.

SLA Valve

Concept Models

The power of a physical model is the tangible communication of your idea to collaborators, stakeholders and clients. A 3D printed concept model is your vision made real, evoking excitement and facilitating feedback.

Build extremely light, large-scale concept models in record time with our exclusive hollow build method, ID-Light. Our expansive finishing services further your vision with paint, decals and real-product cosmetics.

Casting Master Patterns

Investment Casting

Tool-less patterns made with 3D printing open opportunities to increase foundry business by making investment casting more viable for customers. An alternative to wax and wood, patterns made with Stereolithography technology significantly reduce lead times and eliminate high tooling costs.

The Stratasys print method results in patterns 25% lighter than conventional patterns, translating to proportionately less ash and minimized CTE forces during flash firing.

SLA Materials

Resins that can mimic properties of ABS, polycarbonate and polypropylene

Somos Watershed XC

Somos WaterShed XC 11122

Somos® WaterShed XC 11122 is an easy to use, low viscosity, water-resistant stereolithography resin material for use in numerous applications.

Somos PerFORM resin material

Somos PerFORM

Somos® PerFORM is a fast processing stereolithography resin material resulting in strong, stiff and accurate parts with high feature resolution.

Stereolithography SLA Game Controller

Somos NeXt

Somos® NeXt is an extremely durable stereolithography resin material for creating tough, functional end-use prototypes, jigs, fixtures, and parts with snap fit designs.

somos element part

Somos Element

Somos® Element is a stereolithography 3D printing resin material engineered to create flawless Investment Casting patterns.

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Example Parts

Take a look at example models created with the SLA Technology:

Get your CAD model 3D printed with SLA Technology

Javelin 3D Printing Service

We provide designers and manufacturers with a variety of 3D printing services, to create custom high-performance prototypestooling, manufacturing aids, end-use parts, and low-volume production.

By applying SLA Technology, our staff of highly-experienced specialists are capable of meeting the most stringent demands in terms of time, cost and precision in the creation of your part.

Is SLA Technology right for you?

Call us free at  1-877-219-6757  and get your questions answered