Metropolis Quality Prototypes
Metropolis SLA – Stereolithography
The “grand daddy” of rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing, SLA uses UV lasers to cure liquid epoxy resin into a solid model. The laser traces the shape of the part from 3D STL file and bonds consecutive layers together, stacking them to form finished parts. Our typical layer thickness is .004 in. X and Y accuracy is excellent. You can expect dimensions under 5” to be within .005 in. Over 5”, expect +/- .002 in.
Our skilled technicians and model makers focus on speed and accuracy. We turn around most SLA projects overnight. Get us a file by 3PM Mountain Time and we will generally ship the next day. If more time is required for your project, we will let you know before we start.
We are committed to providing beautiful SLA pieces. We understand that you care as much about quality as you do speed. We will dedicate the time necessary to finish your parts to meet our quality standards – you will be impressed with the quality of our work.
We offer two different SLA resins in house: Somos DMX-SL 100 and Somos WaterShed XC. DMX offers extremely high impact strength and resistance to breakage and is the strongest most robust SLA resin available. WaterShed XC is an optically clear resin perfect for building, lenses, light pipes or other parts when transparency is required. This new formula avoids the yellow tint that is inherent in transparent SLA resins. Additional resins are available upon request.