Stereolithography is the first additive manufacturing technique developed. The process uses photo-polymer liquid resin as its build material. An ultraviolet laser traces the cross-section of the model at each layer, curing and solidifying the resin along its scanning path. The technology can print models up to 25 micron resolution.
Capable of producing highly detailed models.
Variety of materials and colours available for printing to suit the application.
Biocompatible resins available for printing of surgical guides.
Colour Jet Printing (CJP)
Colour Jet printing is a binder jetting additive manufacturing process developed by 3D Systems. It uses layers of gypsum powder as its build material. Coloured binder is selectively deposited onto each layer via an inkjet head, binding the powder particles together.
CJP can print models in full colour.
Capable of printing feature sizes down to 0.25mm.
Models have "bone-like" characteristics which make it ideal for printing training models which can be sawed and drilled for surgical practice
MultiJet Printing (MJP)
MultiJet Printng is a material jetting technique that utilises an ink jet head to deposit droplets of photopolymer which are immediately cured using an UV lamp integrated to the inkjet head.
Capable of reaching 0.016mm resolution in the z-axis, producing highly detailed models.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a powder bed fusion additive manufacturing technology. Using layers of powdered polymer such as Nylon as its build material, SLS uses a high powered laser to scan the cross-section of the model. The heat of the laser melts the surface of the powder particles, fusing them together.
SLS is capable of producing high quality durable parts.
Ideal for printing functional casts, splints and other custom orthotic devices and surgical guides.
Direct Metal Printing (DMP)
Direct Metal Printing (DMP) is a powder bed fusion method very similar to SLS. It uses layers of metal powders which are fused together using a laser. This technology can be utilized to manufacture metal implants using biocompatible metals and alloys such as Titanium (Ti), Cobalt Chromium (CoCr), Nickel alloys and many more.