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Which service is SLA? [message #68696] Sat, 25 May 2013 23:30 UTC Go to next message
avatar SWuser  is currently offline SWuser
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I need to print in SLA? What does Shapeways call this?
Re: Which service is SLA? [message #68697 is a reply to message #68696 ] Sun, 26 May 2013 00:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If by SLA you mean a pool of resin that is solidified by some kind of light (laser beam or full frame projection), none.
Re: Which service is SLA? [message #68968 is a reply to message #68696 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 12:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Why do you need SLA specifically? Our Frosted Detail and Frosted Ultra detail use a photocured resin that is extremely similar to resins used in SLA.


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Re: Which service is SLA? [message #68970 is a reply to message #68968 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 12:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well it turns out that I can't use SLA. The parts are for use in continuous sunlight.
Re: Which service is SLA? [message #68975 is a reply to message #68696 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 12:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You will have trouble, even with most injection molded plastics, with extended continuous sunlight exposure. I believe Nylon (WSF and Dyed SF) would stand up the best physically over time. Dyed would possibly fade, and both will get dirty if not sealed.


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Re: Which service is SLA? [message #68990 is a reply to message #68975 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 15:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Our White strong and flexible plastic will yellow over time if put under direct sunlight. Painting does provide relatively good protection from UV though.


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Re: Which service is SLA? [message #68996 is a reply to message #68990 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 16:43 UTC Go to previous message
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We are currently using PET, and at least for the past year, it's been stable.

 
   
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