Poly1500 is a translucent material with properties comparable to those of PP (polypropylene) and engineering plastics. Being impact-resistant and durable, this material is suited for rigid, functional prototypes in a large range of applications such as automotive components, electronic housings, snap-fit assemblies and medical products.
|Standard lead time||Minimum of 3 working days, depending on part size, number of components and finishing degrees (offline orders)
4 working days (online orders)
12 hours (NextDay orders)
|Standard accuracy||± 0.2% (with lower limit on ± 0.2 mm)|
|Minimum wall thickness||1 – 3 mm (depending on part dimensions)|
|Layer thickness||0.1 mm (offline & online orders)
0.15 - 0.2 mm (NextDay orders)
|Maximum part dimensions||2000 x 700 x 788 mm (offline orders)
1100 x 690 x 590 mm (online orders)
350 x 350 x 75 mm (NextDay orders)
Maximum part dimensions can vary according to the chosen material and the geometry of the part
|Surface structure||Unfinished parts typically have visible building layers on the surface but post-production finishes can achieve different effects, from high glosses to coarse textures. Stereolithography parts can be sandblasted, smoothed, colored/impregnated, painted, varnished, covered and coated.|
We’ve put together our trusted tips, tricks and best practices to get you off to a solid start. If you’ve been wondering whether this material allows for interlocking parts or embossing, or if you just want to avoid common design mistakes, check out this handy design guide.
How Does Stereolithography Work?
Stereolithography is a laser-based technology that uses a UV-sensitive liquid resin. A UV laser beam scans the surface of the resin and selectively hardens the material corresponding to a cross section of the product, building the 3D part from the bottom to the top. The required supports for overhangs and cavities are automatically generated, and later manually removed.