Technology

The process in a nutshell

Image illustrating the SLA 3D printing process

Step 1

Step 1

The process begins with a digital 3D model. The model is ‘sliced’ into slices representing the individual layers of the object. Then, all the printing parameters are set.

Step 2

Step 2

The slices are transferred to the printer. The printer uses a DLP projector to illuminate the layers, which selectively solidifies the liquid material and forms a solid object.

Step 3

Step 3

After the printing process is complete, the remaining liquid material is washed from the printed objects. This leaves just one more step before completion.

Step 4

Step 4

The last step of the manufacturing process is post-curing. The cleaned objects are exposed to light. This step ensures the outstanding performance of the finished products.

Step 5

Step 5

That’s it. The manufacturing process is complete and the printed objects are ready for delivery.

Materials used

The materials developed by Spectroplast are compatible with SLA or DLP 3D Printing technologies. Industry standard silicones can also be used to develop the material jointly with customers to meet highest industrial requirements.
Silicone parts can now be directly fabricated straight out of a printer. Direct fabrication allows circumventing the use of conventional moulds.

Our competence

  • Direct fabrication of customised silicones products, using custom-tailored materials
  • Processing a wide range of shore hardness from Shore A 30 to Shore A 80
  • Additive manufacturing that is inherently resource-efficient
  • Cost-effective, time-saving
  • ISO 10993-5 and ISO EN 10993-10 certified materials

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