Stereolithography is a type of rapid prototyping used to manufacture 3D objects from a digital model exported in a standard format, the format STL (STereoLithography).
Several processes are based on this production method, such as direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), selective laser sintering and photopolymerization.
Selective Laser Sintering or SLS TM
In selective laser sintering, a carbon dioxide laser with low relative thermal energy is used to raise a variety of thermoplastic and metallic powders at the temperature of diffusion to a solid or sintering state.
This process is used to quickly develop objects with an extremely complex geometry that are functional and lasting, as well as a vast range of other applications.
The advantages are numerous:
Photopolymerization or SLA TM
An ultraviolet laser is used in this process an as a photoinitiator in the polymerization of the materials being used.
With this technique, models with extremely complex geometry may be quickly developed with a remarkable aesthetic look.
The advantages are also numerous: