Stereolithography (SLA)

TriMech SLA 3D printing service delivers parts that have complex geometries with excellent accuracy and great surface finish

Functional Form-and-fit Prototypes

TriMech can develop “looks like, feels like” prototypes with realistic detailing, actual sizing and actual weight, prior to additional production investment.

Less Expensive Production

An SLA 3D printed part requires no or limited post-processing, providing an ideal base for paint finishes and allowing quick, efficient project completion.

Fast Turnaround

Traditional methods of model making can be a time-consuming process, with models lacking the accuracy and detail.

Why Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed parts?

Stereolithography (SLA) is the first choice for producing complex geometries with excellent accuracy and the best surface finish. TriMech offers SLA ultra-high resolution and ultra-large SLA-printed parts with a choice of materials to meet your project needs.

TriMech’s SLA technology produces incredibly small and extremely large prototypes with incredible accuracy, utilizing a variable-diameter laser beam that refocuses every millisecond to define high-precision features.

TriMech offers many Stereolithography materials to choose from, including glass clear, high-impact strength, high heat-resistant and Class VI medical grade.

Stereolithography Production Benefits

SLA Resin Vat

Open-resin systems

Stereolithography works by focusing a UV laser onto a vat of photo-curable resin. As the laser draws a shape on the surface of the photopolymer, the resin solidifies and forms a single layer of the desired 3D object.

The process repeats for each layer of the design until the 3D object is completed.

Stereolithography parts

Variety of materials

In partnership with Covestro Additive Manufacturing (formerly DSM) and its Somos® resins, TriMech can print the most technically advanced stereolithography materials.

This provides you with the ability to find materials that will fit your individual mechanical, physical and cosmetic needs.

SLA Part Quality

Less finishing time required

Designers and engineers from industries like F1 that require high volume, large part
printing choose Stereolithography services.

Because SLA parts do not require sanding and polishing, we can reduce finishing time by up to 50%, resulting in considerable time and costs savings for you, as well as faster time to market.

Example Parts

Example low-mid volume production of high quality, precise, and consistent parts that can be molded from flexible, rigid or foam materials, pick on the images below to enlarge:

Stereolithography (SLA) Benefits

Extremely accurate, high-resolution

Fast delivery of first production parts

Ideal for secondary operations including nickel/chrome plating, EMI shielding, adding inserts, custom-painted textures and graphics

Properties that mimic thermoplastic

Stereolithography (SLA) Applications

Metal investment casting patterns

Fit test models

Wind tunnel testing and fixtures

Fixtures for assembly

Titan Cast parts

Case Study

The Titan Medical Patient Cart

When Ximedica was asked by Titan Medical to design and deliver three complete engineering verification units of their SPORT™ Surgical System patient cart, they contacted TriMech.

Stratasys Neo SLA Materials

Print your part from a variety of SOMOS resins

Somos 9120

Somos 9120

Somos 9120 provides the ultimate solution for form, fit and function with parts that are semi-flexible

Somos BioClear

Somos BioClear

Somos BioClear is specially developed for use in medical applications, meeting the requirements for non-implantable limited body contact (<24hr) medical and dental applications

Somos DMX SL-100

Somos DMX SL-100

Somos DMX-SL 100 is a durable and tough stereolithography material that enables production of complex, hollow composite parts

Somos EvoLVe 128

Somos EvoLVe 128

Somos EvoLVe 128 is a durable stereolithography material that produces accurate, highly detailed parts and is designed for easy finishing.

Somos PerFORM

Somos PerFORM

Somos PerFORM SL resin possesses excellent thermal and mechanical properties, making it well-suited for high-requirement, rapid-tooling applications like injection molds and composite lay-up tools.

Somos PerFORM Reflect

Somos PerFORM Reflect

Somos PerFORM Reflect utilizes patented new technology that reduces and can even eliminate the finishing work required by traditional materials

Somos Taurus

Somos Taurus

Somos Taurus delivers excellent surface quality and reduces job times for highly detailed parts and isotropic mechanical properties.

Somos WaterShed AF

Somos WaterShed AF

With Somos WaterShed AF 3D printing material we can 3D print accurate, complex investment casting patterns with excellent surface finish.

Client Testimonials

Thanks so much for all of your efforts. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Just an FYI, the parts you sent over look great. I’m very pleased with them.

Our client was very impressed. You’ll probably start getting business directly from them in the future.

Industries we work with

TriMech services are used in a wide variety of industries

Architecture 3D Printing

Architecture & Construction

  • Model making
  • Urban planning
  • Concepts
Consumer Product 3D printing

High Tech & Consumer Products

  • Aesthetic and function testing
  • Concepts and prototypes
  • Sales and marketing models
Industrial design 3D printing

Industrial Design & Manufacturing

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Industrial equipment
  • Marine and offshore
  • Oil and gas
Medical 3D printing

Dental, Medical & Life Sciences

  • Anatomical models
  • Medical devices
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical planning models
Mold tool die 3D printing

Industrial Products, Mold Tool & Die

  • Jigs, fixtures, and assembly tooling
  • Injection molding
  • Silicone molding
  • Sand and investment casting
  • Thermoforming

Interested in Stereolithography (SLA)?

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