Before and After SLA Printing : Comparison
Reduction in Prototyping Cost
Shorter Production Costs
Through the introduction of a Formlabs Form 2 Stereolithography (SLA) machine into their design process, Paralenz were instantly able to iterate through various prototypes at speed. According to Paralenz, this was possible due to how parts printed by the Form 2 “[are] closer to being finished straight out of the machine. FDM models
take about three times as long to get a high-end finish, and with many parts the same finish is impossible.” Additionally, compared to their previous FDM printers, the Form 2 has been the printer that Paralenz can always rely on, with only 1 job failed out of the 200 given to the machine. Overall, Paralenz has seen a increase in production alongside a decrease in costs since their introduction of their new SLA printer and wish to encourage others to do the same.