Today, we’re looking at our first two SLA printers. We’ve been working with FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printers for quite a while. That’s the kind of printing that lays down layers, one on top of the other. F
DM printers use rolls of plastic filament, heat the filament, and extrude it out of a nozzle. As one layer is deposited on top of another, they fuse together into a finished object.
These new printers are quite different. They are called SLA (Stereolithograph Apparatus). They have a vat of goop, a resin. This is a liquid plastic that cures by light exposure. As each layer is exposed to light, it cures. […]
PostProcess Technologies has announced the launch of its largest post-processing system to date to support the 3D...