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 Product Options
(Resolution)
Hardness
(Shore D)
Elongation
@ Break
Tensile Strength Flexural Modulus Heat Deflection Temperature
@264 psi @66 psi
SLA White
(Prior formulations: SC 4500, SL7810, Acura25, Next and Somos 18420)
DATASHEET
Good accuracy and sidewall characteristics; Low deformation due to shrink SDSL (formerly SLA Premium), HDSL, µHDSL 80 4 – 7% 5,262 psi
(36 MPa)
280 ksi
(1,930 MPa)
107°F
(42°C)
107°F
(42°C)
SLA Clear
(Prior formulations: Somos 10122,
Accura 60 and
Somos 11122)
DATASHEET
Mimics properties of polycarbonate SDSL (formerly SLA Premium), HDSL, µHDSL 86 5 – 13% 6,800 psi
(47 MPa)
296 ksi
(2,041 MPa)
107°F
(42°C)
115°F
(46°C)
SC 5500
DATASHEET
Highest accuracy and best sidewall quality; Smooth surfaces HDSL 86 9 – 12% 7,120 psi
(49 MPa)
330 – 350 ksi
(2,275 – 2,413 MPa)
109 – 115°F
(43 – 46°C)
120 – 127°F
(49 – 53°C)
Somos NeXT1
DATASHEET
Higher impact resistance than standard SL resins; Moisture resistance HDSL, µHDSL 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)
SLA Investment Casting Patterns Custom formulation ideal for low cost investment casting patterns Investment Casting Patterns (QuickCast) 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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