From Prototype to Production: Why SLA is the Best Choice for Your Business in 2021

May 25, 2021 |

SLA 3D printing has evolved over the years to augment traditional manufacturing methods and support an increasing number of robust traditional applications.

Professionals often associate stereolithography with direct 3D printing for prototyping. However, SLA 3D printing has evolved over the years to augment traditional manufacturing methods and support an increasing number of robust traditional applications through both direct printing and alternative workflows. Today, plating, molding, and casting processes with specialized resins make it possible to leverage SLA 3D printing throughout your entire product development process, eliminating costly tooling, improving efficiency, and offering faster ROI. Join Matt Lewis and Kathy Bui of Formlabs to learn about how SLA 3D printing is the best choice for your business in 2021. You'll walk away with a clear understanding of the value proposition of SLA printed parts—from strength to surface finish—and the technology behind them.

Agenda:

  • How advancements in SLA 3D printing ensure both smooth surface finish and functionality
  • The latest in Formlabs materials development: from soft and elastomeric to rigid, glass-reinforced resins
  • How to transform the mechanical properties and function of your SLA parts through alternative workflows like casting, molding, and electroplating

Presenter 1:

Matt Lewis

Product Marketing Manager

Matt works in product marketing at Formlabs with a focus on launching high-performance SLA resins. Matt has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland and previously worked as a product manager in the consumer packaged goods industry.

Presenter 2:

Kathy Bui

Engineering Vertical Lead

Kathy holds a B.S. in materials sciences and engineering from MIT and an MBA from ESADE. She currently manages the materials product portfolio at Formlabs. Kathy was previously a product manager, product development engineer lead, and materials scientist at various MIT startups.