SLA Plastic Accura® 60

Also known as Clear Plastic, Clear SLA, Translucent Resin


Swatch of clear Accura 60

About Accura 60

Accura 60 is a translucent and rigid acrylate-based plastic. It is 3D printed using a large format stereolithography (SLA) printer capable of producing small to large parts with high resolution and detail as well as smooth surfaces with limited layer lines. This material is well suited for challenging functional assemblies that require transparency.

Common Applications

Lighting components, fluid flow visualization models, tech accessories, prototypes, display models, snap-fit assemblies

Material Properties

High Strength
Good Surface Finish

Handling and Care

Glass Transition (Tg) 58C/136F

Upload a file to get started

Frequently Asked Questions

What colors and finishes are available for this material?

Accura 60 is a semi-clear color. We currently offer standard finishing which includes support removal and light sanding to remove nubs left from supports although some markings from supports may remain. With standard finishing the material will be translucent and semi-clear. You may see slight variation in clarity and texture over the surface of the model due to print orientation and removal of support material. Optical clarity can be obtained with additional post-processing, however this treatment is not included for standard orders. If you are interested in optically clear products, please contact our Sales team.

How long will it take to receive a model in this material?

Production times depend on the model size but products ship between 6 and 10 business days with Priority manufacturing. The shipping time depends on your location and your chosen speed.

How is this material made?

Accura 60 is printed using stereolithography (SLA) technology, which uses a laser to solidify a layer of liquid resin onto a build platform at the top of the resin tank. The platform moves up out of the resin tank and the process is repeated, building the part layer by layer. The parts are then cured with UV light and supports are removed. This technology results in high resolution and detail as well as smooth surfaces with limited layer lines. Small artifacts of where supports were located may be visible on the final product.

Technical Documents

More Materials

Smooth Surface
Very High Detail
High Accuracy
Scale Models
Jewelry Prototypes
Material Jetting
Many Colors & Finishes
Good Strength & Durability
Good Value
Tech Accessories
Home Decor
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
  • Bounding Box
  • Wall Thickness
  • Wires
  • Surface Details
  • Escape Holes
  • Clearance
  • Interlocking Parts
  • Multiple Parts
  • Sprues
  • Accuracy
  • Layer Thickness
  • Design Tips
  • Pricing


609 x 711 x 457 mm
3.8 x 3.8 x 3.8 mm

Your model should be within the minimum and maximum bounding box sizes. The maximum bounding box represents the largest model that that we can manufacture. The minimum bounding box size is the smallest dimension in which we can manufacture in this material.


Minimum Supported Wall Thickness
0.4 mm
Minimum Unsupported Wall Thickness
0.5 mm

A supported wall is connected on at least two sides. Walls in your model must meet the minimum measurements to ensure it survives the printing and cleaning process. Thin walls are prone to warping during printing and are fragile to clean. Objects that meet the minimum requirements may still be rejected based on the geometry in which case our production team will communicate with you if the design needs improvements and can assist you to strengthen your model.


Minimum Supported Wires
0.5 mm
Minimum Unsupported Wires
0.6 mm

A geometry is considered a wire when it is thinner in both unconnected directions than its length. Wires that are under our suggested minimums are prone to breaking in the cleaning process, or warping.


Min embossed detail
0.3 mm high, 0.4 mm wide
Min engraved detail
0.3 mm deep, 0.3 mm wide

We recommend these minimum measurements for details like embossing or engraving, based on printer resolution.


Single Escape Hole Diameter
5.0 mm
Multiple Escape Hole Diameter
4.0 mm

Hollow cavities will trap liquid resin so escape holes are needed in order for us to completely clean excess resin from a part.

A single escape hole at the end of a cavity will not allow material in the corners near the escape hole to fully escape. So we recommend multiple escape holes at both ends of the cavity.


0.3 mm

Clearance is the space between two parts or features.


No interlocking or enclosed parts may be printed.


Up to 250.



1.3 mm diameter (or thinnest dimension if not circular)

Sprues are wires that hold several parts together and tend to be removed by the customer after receiving the model. Sprues need to be connected to at least two sides of the parts and the support material generated for sprues should not interfere with the models' structures. If sprues are placed above parts will result in rougher surfaces from excess support material than would not be necessary if the parts were printed separately without sprues. Since sprues often support larger masses relative to their size, the sprue thickness should be greater than a standard wire. See "Wires" for more details.


±0.2% (with a lower limit of ±0.2 mm)


100 microns


Print Lines or "Stepping"

Although SLA technology can create very smooth surfaces, a "staircase" effect, or print lines, can occur on the surface of your print, and is more pronounced on curved and angled surfaces.

Preventing Warping

Making your design more stiff (increasing torsional rigidity) will reduce the risk of warping. Longer walls need to be thicker than short ones.


This material is translucent with cloudy clarity, especially on surfaces that require removal of additional support material. This material can achieve optical clarity with additional post-processing, however, this service is not available for standard orders. If you are interested creating crystal clear products, please contact our Sales team.

Support Material

Stereolithography only prints one material at a time. Therefore support structures are printed in the same material as the part and need to be removed when parts are removed from the build plate. Support structures may adhere to the part in several locations depending on part geometry and orientation. After removing the supports, there may still be small nubs or artifacts on the surface of the part from where the supports were previously connected.


Our production team does their best to evaluate your product and orient it to optimize either dimensionally accuracy or aesthetics depending on the application. Support material can leave small markings after removal so aesthetic features will be oriented to limit support contact.


We cannot clean holes that are too small relative to their depth. Additionally, tubes with corners can be difficult to reach and we may not be able to fully clean your model.

We recommend creating multiple access points to holes and small tubes so that we can properly clean your model.


How will the price of my model be calculated?

  • Material Volume - the amount of material needed to 3D print your product
  • Machine Volume - the amount of space your product takes inside our 3D printers
  • Number of parts - a part is a piece of a model that can be separated from other pieces of the model
  • Production - associated production costs including labor; quality control; machine maintenance; general utilities; and other supporting services required to 3D print your product

What is the minimum price per part?

The minimum price is $30 per part.



We're sorry to inform you that we no longer support this browser and can't confirm that everything will work as expected. For the best Shapeways experience, please use one of the following browsers:

Click anywhere outside this window to continue.