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Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing Service: High-Precision, Smooth Finishes

Norck: Achieve Intricate Detail & Precision with Stereolithography (SLA)

Norck delivers expert SLA 3D printing solutions, empowering engineers, designers, product developers, and manufacturers to create prototypes and end-use parts with exceptional accuracy, smooth surfaces, and complex geometries.

Capabilities for SLA Excellence:

  • High-Resolution SLA Printers: Fine laser spot sizes and precise layer control for intricate features, sharp edges, and superior surface finish.
  • Diverse Resin Options: Standard, tough, flexible, transparent, high-temperature, and specialty resins to match your mechanical, functional, and aesthetic needs.
  • Finishing & Post-Processing: Support removal, sanding, smoothing, painting, dyeing, and assembly services to achieve your desired level of realism and functionality.
  • Scalable Production: From rapid prototyping to bridge production of small-batch components, meeting your project's evolving needs.

Norck's Engineering Edge: It's About More Than Just Aesthetics

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM): Guidance on optimizing your designs to leverage SLA's strengths, minimizing print time and material usage.
  • Materials for Functional Prototyping: Selecting resins that mimic the look, feel, and even some mechanical properties of your intended production materials.
  • Process Optimization: Fine-tuning print parameters, orientation, and supports to achieve optimal accuracy, surface quality, and material properties.
  • Focus on Critical Applications: Extensive experience using SLA for medical models, product prototypes, jigs/fixtures, and other applications where detail matters.

Why Choose Norck for Stereolithography?

  • Visual Prototypes that Persuade: Create models with stunning visual fidelity, ideal for product demos, design reviews, and marketing.
  • Complex Geometries Without Limits: Produce intricate details, organic shapes, internal channels, and features unachievable with traditional manufacturing.
  • Accelerate Product Development: Quickly validate form, fit, ergonomics, and aesthetics with realistic, functional prototypes.
  • Performance-Driven Solutions: Options for tough, high-temperature, and specialty SLA resins for end-use parts in demanding environments.
  • Your Innovation Partner: Expert support from concept to final part, ensuring your SLA project leverages the full potential of the technology.

What is Stereolithography?

Stereolithography is an additive manufacturing process in which a UV-sensitive resin is cured to produce parts and assemblies. It helps turn designs into scaled prototypes as close to the designed model. It is mainly used in the earliest stages of product development and can be used in conceptual models, functional prototypes, tooling, electronics, and medical industries.

3D printing requires 3D CAD models to print a part or assembly. The 3D models can be made using parametric CAD software such as Solidworks and CATIA V5, or Subdivision modeling software such as 3DS and Blender.

Advanced 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

What are the advantages & disadvantages of using stereolithography?

Stereolithography is used over other 3D printing processes due to:
   -    Fast process
   -    High surface finishing
   -    Accurate features

Although there are disadvantages to using stereolithography:
   -    Requires post-processing
   -    Requires a supporting structure
   -    Weaker parts
   -    Limited materials

How is it fabricated?

In Stereolithography, the 3D printer slices the 3D model into several cross sections and prints them layer by layer. A platform that will hold the model upside down is lowered into a UV-sensitive resin bath. Then a laser generator projects a cross-section on a transparent window under the resin bath, which will solidify the UV-sensitive resin. The hardened resin will be attached to the platform and pulled up. The platform will be lowered again for the next layer, which will be attached to the solidified layer.

Once the 3D printed model is finished, it can be removed from the platform and submerged in isopropyl alcohol to remove any excessive resin. Then the model gets exposed to passive UV light.

Stereolithography 3D Printing

Most used materials:
   •   Polycarbonate-like Resin
   •   Polupropylene-like resin

Parts and assemblies should follow specific design rules to be printed correctly. Norck offers engineering services that will help you confirm your design for 3D printing.

Norck: Your Data-Driven Partner for On-Demand Manufacturing Excellence

Norck is a technology-powered manufacturing leader specializing in CNC machining, 3D printing, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding. Our intelligent, data-driven approach ensures exceptional quality, optimized costs, and seamless supply chain management for companies worldwide.

Key Services:

Why Choose Norck?

  • AI-Powered Manufacturing: Data and AI optimize our processes for superior quality, minimized costs, and supply chain visibility
  • Vast Production Capacity: Our extensive partner network in Europe and the US guarantees both low and high-volume production.
  • End-to-End Expertise: Our team of engineers, data scientists, and product developers ensure design for manufacturability and unparalleled service
  • Single-Source Solution: Norck streamlines your supply chain, reduces overhead, enhances purchasing power, and delivers just-in-time results.

Experience the Norck difference. Get a quote fast for your manufacturing needs today!

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Besides Norck's own production capacity, Norck has access to hundreds of top quality CNC machining, sheet metal, 3D printing, injection molding, and urethane casting providers across the United States, Germany, and Europe.

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Working with Norck effectively reduces your risks against supply chain shocks, unforeseen delays, price fluctuations, and quality issues, thus increasing your company’s resilience in its outsourcing and supply chain.

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Besides being an artificial intelligence augmented digital manufacturing company, we also develop extremely innovative manufacturing tools, fixtures and of course software applications such as RapidCAD, a highly intuitive and innovative web based CAD application.

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Norck gathers and uses thousands of data points to augment its engineers with a state of the art artificial intelligent system for better design and manufacturability.

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Norck encourages its partners to be carbon-neutral, and gives carbon neutral compliant suppliers priority over non-compliants.

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