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Stereolithography is an additive manufacturing technique that creates parts layer by layer using a UV laser and a vat of liquid UV-curable photopolymer resin. This process offers a variety of benefits, including the ability to produce parts with smooth sidewalls and fine detail, the ability to manufacture low volume parts with complex geometries, and the ability to achieve tight tolerances with a layer thickness of 50 to 200 microns. Additionally, stereolithography provides a versatile range of materials that can be used for specific applications.
Typically used in the prototyping stage of product development, stereolithography is ideal for printing parts and models that require validation of fit, form, and function or for concept visualisation. The technology is also applied in manufacturing settings to produce short-run parts, including vacuum castings, injection mold tooling, investment casting master patterns, and functional end-use parts for specific environments.
Stereolithography is known for its competitive build times, high-quality finishes straight off the machine, and minimal post-processing requirements. This results in significant cost savings and reduced lead times for production.