Stereolithography

Stereolithography

Stereolithography - fast, accurate prototypes.

 

Stereolithography, the longest established Rapid Prototyping process, offers a cost effective solution for the production of high quality, dimensionally accurate prototype models, in a wide range of near production grade resins.

“Stereolithography both as a styling model and engineering model helped us condense our design cycle.”
                                                                                                                                                                     Hothouse Design

 

Offering excellent surface quality the Stereolithography process is ideal for engineering verification, early market testing and the production of master patterns for the creation of silicon moulds.

 

With 4 Stereolithography machines  & 8 tough, functional materials LPE is the preferred supplier of 3D Printed components to both large and small organisations across the UK & Ireland.

 

 

 

Materials

Continually investing in the very latest Stereolithography materials, LPE offers a comprehensive SLA material range simulating a wide range of production plastics including:

 

  • Flexible PP
  • High Clarity PC
  • High Temperature Ceramic Filled
  • ABS – Gray
  • Water Clear ABS
  • ABS – Black
  • High Temperature – NanoParticle Filled

 

For further information & datasheets visit the Sterolithography Materials page.

Machines

Running some of very latest Rapid Prototyping technology including the iPro8000 and the Viper Si2 machine. LPE is ideally positioned to meet the needs of both large blue chip organisations and private designers.

iPro 8000
Largest Stereolithography machine in the UK & Ireland with a build capacity of 650 x 750 x 550mm

Viper Si2
Ideal for both standard and High Resolution builds, with a choice of 6 SLA materials available.

3500 Machine
Larger capacity SLA machine with builds available in Ceramic Filled and ABS-like materials.

250 Machine
Good quality builds with a choice of 4 SLA materials.

 

Finishes

With a team of traditional model makers working in-house, combined with a full scale spray painting booth, LPE can meet a wide range of finishing requirements including;

 

  • Standard (removal of support structures & build lines)
  • Painted – Pantone/RAL colour matching
  • Matt
  • Satin
  • Spark – Fine/Medium
  • Tinted/Gloss
  • Polished to Water-clear
  • Metal Plating

Applications

From connectors to car bumpers, LPE offers an unparalled range of materials allowing for snap fits, optical clarity, medical testing and high temperature applications. Some of the most common applications of Stereoltihography include;

 

  • Fit and Function Testing
  • Aesthetic Models
  • High Temperature Models
  • Product Photography
  • Medical Models
  • Wind Tunnel Testing
  • Master Patterns for Silicon Rubber Moulds

Why LPE? 

Short Lead Times:

Typical lead times for Stereolithography are 3-5 working days unless otherwise stated.

Wide range of materials: 

With over 8 tough, functional Stereolithography materials held in stock, LPE can help you find the right material to ensure your prototype model closely represents the final production part.

Tight Tolerances: 

With a standard SLA tolerance of 0.15/100mm LPE can also provide High Resolution builds with a tolerance of 0.1/100mm.

Expert, Impartial Advice: 

As the first bureau in the UK and Ireland with an in-house Stereolithography machine, LPE has over 20 years experience converting customers designs into fully functional prototype components and with a wide range of services available, we offer impartial advise tailored to your individual project requirements.

Committed to Customer Service: 

An ISO 9001 & 13485 approved supplier, LPE consistently work towards excellence of both part quality and customer service. We endeavour to provide a fast, professional response to all customer enquiries and carefully monitor quality throughout the production process.

Rapid Delivery: 

LPE work with local couriers to offer free Next Day Delivery on all orders. For time sensitive projects speak to the sales team about A.M. and Saturday delivery.

 

 

Testimonial

“We used Stereolithography both as a styling and engineering model which helped us to condense our design cycle”


Customer Testimonial - Hothouse