What colors are available using stereolithography (SLA) models?
The natural colors for stereolithography models are typically clear, translucent, or white. All stereolithography (SLA) models / prototypes can be painted to your choice color.
What sizes of models/prototypes can be built on stereolithography (SLA) machines?
Smaller stereolithography machines (SLA-250) accommodate a 10"x10"x10" build envelope
Medium stereolithography machines (SLA-500, SLA-5000, SLA-7000) accommodate a 20"x20"x23" build envelope
For larger models / prototypes, they can easily be made in parts and assembled after the build. This enables us not to have limitations on sla model size.
How long does a stereolithography (SLA) prototype / model take to build?
Most of our stereolithography (SLA) models / prototypes build within 12 hours. Build times are determined by the height (z-axis) and the volume of the model being built and the secondary operations required for the finished model / prototype.
Can stereolithography (SLA) models be machined?
Yes, stereolithography (SLA) models / prototypes can be drilled, milled, tapped, or put on a lathe. When machining stereolithography (SLA) model, it should be treated as acrylic.
What are the thermal properties of stereolithography (SLA) models?
Most stereolithography (SLA) resins have a heat deflection temperature between 115o F to 130oF.
What textures are available using stereolithography (SLA)?
We match our textures to the Mold-Tech, "Visual Texture Standards" book or to provide samples. If accuracy isn't an issue, then selecting gloss, smooth, light, medium or heavy texture will suffice.
What factors are considered when Scimitar prices stereolithography (SLA) prototypes / models?
What data formats does Scimitar accept and what is the preferred method of delivery?
We prefer .STEP or .IGES file types but we can use some ProEngineer and SolidWorks files as well. Most data is transmitted via email under 5MB. For attachments over 5MB, please use a file compression program like WinZip or WinRAR or we can work with an FTP site.