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Rapid Prototyping with SLA and SLS Technology

10/15/15

When it comes to the rapid production of high quality prototypes, stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS) are two of the most common methods. Stereolithography utilizes a vat of liquid ultraviolet curable resin and a laser to produce your prototype layer by layer. Selective laser sintering, on the other hand, uses a high power laser to fuse particles of ceramic, metal or plastic into the shape of your prototype.

One of the major benefits offered by SLA is the speed of production. With the capability to produce prototypes within a few hours, it offers the quickest solution when you just want to get your hands on the final product. In addition to this, SLA utilizes the latest materials technology, ensuring that your finished prototype is structurally sound, durable and a fair representation of your intended product.

When fine work is required, however, SLS is often a better method. Because it offers a superior surface finish and increased accuracy, SLS is well suited for medical device trays, small parts and any prototype that requires pinpoint precision and absolute faithfulness to the original computer model.

At Thermoflex, we offer a range of rapid prototyping services that are well-suited to address the requirements of countless industries. Whether you’re a major automotive manufacturer or a tier one supplier of critical components, Thermoflex is equipped to handle all of your prototyping needs.

Thermoflex is dedicated to leading the industry in the creation of high-quality injection molded products. Offering a comprehensive array of custom, flexible solutions we have earned a reputation for our unwavering commitment to highly reliable, quality solutions. If you’ve been looking for a partner to assist with your prototyping needs, we encourage you to reach out to the experts at Thermoflex. Give us the opportunity to show you our capabilities. We promise: you won’t be disappointed.