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Stereolithography Models

Stereolithography is a layer additive rapid-prototyping process based on the use of particular resins which solidify when exposed to UV laser light.  A specific software transfers the 3D CAD model into a file for stereolithography machines (STL file), composing the information into thin layers. A laser beam then traces each layer onto the surface of photopolymer resin, building the part in repeated layers until the solid part is completed exactly like the 3D model. With the new resins and the new machines available on the market we can offer now much more than the usual, but important, pattern for silicone moulds.

Our 6 stereolithography machines with various size (till mm 600x600x600) and power  produce, with 6 kinds of resin on 8 interchanging vats, parts with different peculiarities and uses:

Similar to  polypropylene prototypes,  flexible and accurate, particularly suitable for small size functional assembled systems .

Transparent prototypes, with good stiffness, stability and temperature resistance, particularly suitable for packaging and fluid flow tests.

High precision and stability prototytpes, easy to finish an shine, particularly suitable as aesthetic models and pattern for silicone or resin moulds.

High precision and stability white prototytpes, similar to ABS particularly suitable for functional assembled systems.

Last generation prototypes produced with a ceramic filled stereolithography resin (DSM Somos Nanotool®) with very high stiffness and temperature resistance, particularly suitable for wind tunnel prototypes or high temperature fluid flow test.

NEW ! - Very high transparency parts, suitable for lighting, packaging prototypes such as glass and polycarbonate imitation.

NEW! - Parts with extremely high impact strength and resistance to breakage; suitable for Rapid Manifacturing .

Kervel covered with nickel trough electroplating, suitable for wind tunnel test models.