Stereolithography Materials

Look to SL for excellent dimensional tolerances, smooth surfaces and fine feature details. Mimic properties of ABS, polycarbonate and polypropylene in layers as low as 0.002”.

Material Description Hardness
(Shore D)
Elongation
@ Break
Tensile Strength Flexural Modulus Heat Deflection Temperature
@264 psi @66 psi
SLA White
DATASHEET
Good accuracy and sidewall characteristics; Low deformation due to shrink 80 4 – 7% 5,262 psi
(36 MPa)
280 ksi
(1,930 MPa)
107°F
(42°C)
107°F
(42°C)
SLA Clear
DATASHEET
Mimics properties of polycarbonate 86 5 – 13% 6,800 psi
(47 MPa)
296 ksi
(2,041 MPa)
107°F
(42°C)
115°F
(46°C)
Somos NeXT1
DATASHEET
Higher impact resistance than standard SL resins; Moisture resistance 82 8 – 10% 5,961 – 6,280 psi
(41.1 – 43.3 MPa)
350 – 366 ksi
(2,415 – 2,525 MPa)
118 – 124°F
(48 – 51°C)
131 – 134°F
(55 – 57°C)
SC 1000
DATASHEET
Custom formulation ideal for low cost investment casting patterns 83 4% – 8% 7,758 psi
(53 MPa)
280 ksi
(1,930 MPa)
122°F
(50° C)
127° F
(53°C)
1 Somos NeXT mechanical properties based on DSM Functional Materials data sheets.

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