Additive Manufacturing Process Comparison

Stereolithography - Std.Stereolithography - High Res.Selective Laser Sintering Metal Sintering Vacuum CastingCNC Machining RIM

Description
•High Quality Models •Choice of 8 Materials•Detail & Definition •Features down to 0.01mm•Excellent strength & functionality
•Suitable for Low Volume Production
•Feature rich metal components •Low volume production in range of near production grade materials•Functional models and parts
•Production plastics and metals
•Ideal for batch production

Max Part Size
 

650 x 750 x 550mm

125 x 125 x 125mm

340 x 340 x 620mm

90 x 90 x 80mm

1500 x 700 x 500mm

1000 x 600 x 600mm

1500 x 700 x 500mm

Surface Finish - Details
•Standard - Finish external surfaces to smooth
 •Additional - Gloss, Water-Clear, Spark, Matt..
•Standard - Finish external surfaces to smooth
 •Additional - Gloss, Water-Clear, Spark, Matt..
•Standard - Texture similar to very fine sandpaper
• Additional - Contact sales team
•Surface finish is similar to good investment castings •Standard - Finish external surfaces to smooth
•Additional - Gloss, Water-Clear, Spark, Matt..
•As milled - some tool marks may be visible •All Production Grades

Surface Finish - Grading

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Material Strength

★★

 

★★

 

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Min. Feature / Wall Thickness
 

0.5mm
★★★★

0.25
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0.8mm
★★★

0.3mm
★★★★★

0.5mm
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0.5mm
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0.5mm
★★★★

Max. Temperature
 

240°C
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60°C
★★★

180°C
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200°C
★★★★

175°C
★★★★

Material Dependent

100°C
★★★★★

Lead Times
 

2-5 Days

2-5 Days

2-5 Days

2-5 Days

5-8 Days

1-4 Weeks

8-10 Days

Price
 

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