SLA (Stereolithography)

SLA - The most widely used additive process for prototypes and parts.

Designers and engineers prefer SLA because of the accuracy, surface finish and wide variety of materials available.

If you are in the early stages of product development, consider SLA as the most cost-effective testing method for complex geometries during early prototype development.

 

SLA - The most widely used additive process for prototypes and parts.

The SLA process

The 3D printing SLA process builds parts layer by layer to form a complete 3D object direct from 3D CAD data via an .STL file.

The process employs a solid-state laser, which traces the required shape across the surface of a vat containing photopolymer – solidifying the layer of material it contacts.

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Benefits of SLA for your project

SLA printed parts produce higher resolution parts than any other process. Moreover, during the printing process, less force is applied to the model, ensuring that the surface finish is smooth. When intricacy and surface finish are imperative, SLA is the right process for your project.

  • Smooth surface finish
  • Reduced lead times
  • Precise
  • High tolerances
  • Low cost
  • Wide variety of materials and post-processing options

Working with Ogle

The combination of high-tech rapid prototyping techniques, traditional bench skills and customer-driven project management, ensures you receive quality prototypes and parts, on time, every time.

“Having worked with Ogle over many years they were a natural choice. We are extremely impressed with the Ogle model and are very excited about what it could mean for airlines in the future.”

– Chrys Chrysostomou, Director of Design & Manufacturing, Flightweight

In-house SLA capabilities at Ogle

In-house sterolithography machines at Ogle include: iPro 8000, SLA 3500 and two SLA Vipers. The maximum build volume is 650 x 750 x 550mm.
Materials for SLA include, but are not limited to:
SLA Xtreme White and SLA ClearVue
If your project requires a different material, just ask the team and they will quickly source alternatives.

Paint and prototype finishing

The sky really is the limit for your SLA part. From the colour, texture or design effect, Ogle’s dedicated paint facility with a full-sized finished booth 6.25 x 3.9 x 2.5m and highly-skilled team create stunning and visually accurate models and prototypes to within +0.05mm of the design.

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