Originally posted by Somamech
Have you had a part made from an SLA Machine from Either the OLD Days or the New Days ?
Ask Engineers what they like to work with
Granted though mate some Machines which deposit material layer by layer have incredible resolution compared to other machines
The last part I had made for me was in the 1998 1999 timeframe, I haven't worked with any of these new parts. I was designing new equipment that had some molded plastic parts that snapped into metal parts. Covers, basically. And these SLA parts were good for "1" snap. Perfect for design reviews though.
They really did look nice, the flat surfaces were smooth and shiny, angled surfaces would sometimes exhibit the ropey layering of process artifacts.
This new stuff is cool, and the "low" cost is encouraging, a small SLA machine was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars back then. Small like shoebox sized tank small, if I recall correctly.