Stereolithography

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The longest established Rapid Prototyping process, Stereolithography (SLA) is an excellent solution for the production of fast, accurate prototype models for design verification. Parts can be fully finished and used as form/fit models, presentation models or as patterns for creating silicon moulds.

At LPE we run a number of SLA machines and resins to ensure you have access to a the right Rapid Prototyping / Additive Manufacturing option for your individual project.

Need fast turnaround on high detail prototype parts? Request a Stereolithography Quote

 

 

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 – Grey
  • Water Clear ABS
  • ABS – Black
  • High Temperature – Nano Particle Filled

 

For full data sheets please visit the Stereolithography Materials page.

Machines

Running some of the very latest Rapid Prototyping technology including the iPro 8000 and the Viper Si2 machine, LPE is ideally positioned to meet the needs of both large blue chip organisations and

iPro 8000

Largest Stereoltihography machine in the UK & Ireland, with a build size 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 provides a range of finishing options from standard clean up (removal of support structures and build lines) to a near production grade finish. Finishes include;

 

  • Standard
  • Painted – Pantone/RAL colour matching
  • Matt
  • Satin
  • Spark – Fine/Medium
  • Tinted/Gloss
  • Polished to Water-clear
  • Metal Plating

For further information contact the sales team on 028 9070 6940

Applications

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

 

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

Unsure if Stereolithography is right for your project? Contact our sales team today on 028 9070 6940

Why LPE

  • Short Lead Times
    Typical lead times for SLA are 3-5 working days unless other wises stated.
  • Wide Range of Materials
    LPE runs 8 SLA materials, ensuring customers can closely match final production plastics.
  • Tight Tolerances
    With a Standard Tolerance of ±0.15/100mm and a High Resolution Tolerance of ±0.1/100mm
  • Expert Impartial Knowledge
    With over 20 years experience and a wide range of materials and Rapid Prototyping processes, LPE can offer impartial expert advise you help you get the most from your Rapid Prototyping/Additive Manufacturing project.
  • Committed to Customer Service & Part Quality
    With a focus on ensuring the highest levels of customer service are offered at all times, LPE are committed to ensuring fast, professional response from initial inquiry through to after sales support.  In addition to our commitment to customer service LPE work towards achieving the highest possible levels of quality. From receipt of files to final quality checks prior to despatch part quality is continually monitored throughout the production process.
  • Rapid Delivery
    All shipments are sent via courier for Next Day Delivery – with A.M. & Saturday Delivery available on request.

 

Find the right process for your project with the Process Comparison Chart

Testimonial

We have been using LPE since 2010 and we will continue to use their services  for the foreseeable future as the service provided is excellent, therefore we have no need to look elsewhere.


Customer Testimonial - Pantograph Precision LLP