Stereolithography: Using light and heat to build tomorrow’s world

StereolithographyStereolithography is an additive manufacturing process that converts a liquid resin into a solid, plastic- or rubberlike polymer in a 3D printer.

Also called SLA, stereolithography was invented in the early 1980s and entered the public consciousness as consumer and prosumer desktop 3D printing became popular in the early 2010s.

The SLA process uses a liquid resin that cures or solidifies when a laser of UV light is applied to the resin.

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