When it comes to creating concept models, rapid prototypes, master patterns, snap fit assemblies and form-and-fit testing, 3D Systems’ Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers are the go-to machines for smooth surface finishes, quick turnarounds and accuracy. These top-of-the-line printers use a vat of liquid photopolymer resin cured by an ultraviolet (UV) laser to solidify the pattern layer-by-layer and create a solid 3D model from your 3D printing data.

With piezoelectric printhead technology, layered photocurable plastic resin and wax-casting materials, MultiJet Printing (MJP) produces 3D parts and molds with a strict attention to detail. While it prints products with a surface finish that is rougher than parts printed with an SLA printer, our line of affordable MJP printers, like SLA printers, offers a clear alternative to the injection molding process.

Three different technologies for unique 3D printed results.


    3D Systems’ SLA Technology:

    • Accurate and smooth surface finishes
    • UV liquid photopolymer resin
    • Rapidly built prototypes for form-and-fit testing
    • Large material selection
    • Parts made using a variety of post-processing options
    • High-resolution parts
    • Large build platforms
    • Produce parts and prototypes within short lead times
    • Rigid, durable, clear and high-temp parts made from large material selection
    • Z-plane: +/- .010” for the first inch, plus +/- .002” for every inch thereafter

    The MJP Distinction:

    • Printhead technology jets UV curable materials by layer
    • Uses wax support for hands-free removal and ability to design intricate assemblies
    • Produces world-class clear, painted, dyed or plated parts
    • Utilizes Multi-material printing to create composite materials from two-base materials
    • Prints 100% wax material for wax casting patterns
    • Easy to setup, install and operate with minimal maintenance
    • Z-plane resolution with layer thickness as low as 13 microns
    • Affordably priced

    The Desktop SLA Standard

    • Fixed spot-size resolution of 100 – 200 microns
    • Prints rough structures
    • Scales for bottom-up configuration
    • One dimensional, vector drawing for line-by-line laser writing
    • Uses a value-quality industrial laser
    • Moveable mirror directs laser beam
    • Limited material choices

Want more? From size to print volume, see how our line of MJP printers were built to deliver quality 3D printed parts. And read about what makes them the afforadable, go-to option for your next project.