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How Can You Get Production-like Prototypes Faster?

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by The Technology House

Stereolithography (SLA) is a 3D printing process most well known for creating dimensionally and visually accurate prototypes. But SLA’s can be used in injection molding to fabricate production parts.

Below is an image of a SLA mold that is used in injection molding. This strain relief was overmolded onto the cable.  We call this a “SLAM” (SLA Molding) Tool.

SLA Mold with SLAM tool

Rather than building an insert tool out of aluminum, or steel, we fabricate the tool in a high heat SLA.  The SLA tool can be ready to mold parts in as little as 1-2 business days. Materials ranging from rubber, to ABS, and to Glass-Filled Nylon can be injected into this tool.  This process is ideal for simple designed parts in quantities ranging from 1-25.

SLA Mold

A SLAM Tool allows you to better satisfy your prototype and production needs in a more time and cost effective manner.

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