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WHAT IS RAPID PROTOTYPING SLA & SLS? WAYKEN's BLOGGER EXPLAINS


Posted on: Aug, 29, 2017

What Is SLA & SLS?

• SLA (stereolithography) is the first of the additive manufacturing processes collectively known as “3D printing”. A special type of liquid plastic is used that reacts with ultraviolet (UV) light to form a solid. An object is created by slowly curing one layer at a time using a programmable UV light source.

• SLS (stereo laser sintering) is also a method for making rapid plastic prototypes, but in this case the raw material is a fine powder. A programmed laser is used to fuse the powder into a solid one layer at a time to create the finished product. Objects are created on a build platform, which is carefully controlled by a computer to move down the thickness of one layer with each successive addition of powder.

"If it’s complex functional plastic parts you need, WayKen can produce them with fewer assembly components, giving you even more design-driven capability at a higher productivity rate and low price." 

Is SLA & SLS Prototyping for you?

There are quite a few things to consider when deciding which rapid prototyping process to use and these are mainly to do with the way each different process works and the materials they use. The advantage of SLA Prototyping and SLS Prototyping is, if you know how to develop your product design to take advantage of them, saving cost and making you enjoy the precision in prototype parts. These Print Rapid prototype parts can help verify a design, express an idea issues early in the development process and feedback directly on design fix, leading to further investment in the product before it goes to market.

At WayKen, we know the time significance for any business; we prototype maker strive to meet all specified times to deliver products in the highest standard to our clients worldwide at affordable prices. We would love any opportunity and challenge to assist all the prototype model making.

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