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Stereolithography (SLA)

sla01.jpgStereolithography (SLA) is an additive manufacturing process for rapid-prototyping which produces a physical, three dimensional object from a 3D CAD file. A Stereolithography machine uses a computer controlled laser to cure a photosensitive resin, layer by layer, to create the 3D part. Materials used in SLA machines are state-of-the-art epoxy resins which produce the most accurate parts.


Stereolithography (SLA) FAQ's 

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Key Benefits

  • Accurate: +/- .001 to .002 in/in accuracy
  • Inexpensive
  • Fast: receive models within 1-2 working days
  • Rigid, flexible and clear models available


  • Aesthetic & conceptual models
  • Parts requiring detail & accuracy
  • Master patterns for castings and secondary processes
  • Medical models 

The Scimitar Advantage

  • Quote turnaround within 1 hour 
  • Rapid email responses
  • Quick turnaround time.  Builds usually begin a few hours after receiving PO.
  • Very accurate models.  Laser beam width of 0.006" compared to 0.010" from others
  • Basic models are sanded to 220 grit compared to 150 grit
  • In-house RTV Molding
  • Custom & Photo-ready models
  • Prototyping experience

                        ► Andy Prueher - 41 Years

                        ► Stuart Garner - 20 Years

                        ► John Jagielski - 40 Years

                        ► Geoffrey Garner - 15 Years