Stereolithography also known as stereolithography,is a form of 3D printing technology used for creating models, prototypes, patterns, and production parts in a layer by layer fashion using photochemical processes by which light causes chemical monomers and oligomers to cross-link together to form polymers.Those polymers then make up the body of a three-dimensional solid. Stereolithography can be used to create prototypes for products in development, medical models, and computer hardware, as well as in many other applications. While stereolithography is fast and flexible, it can produce almost any design, it can be cost effective.
Selective laser sintering (SLS) is an additive manufacturing (AM) technique that uses a laser as the power source to sinter powdered material (typically nylon or polyamide), aiming the laser automatically at points in. SLS (as well as the other mentioned AM techniques) is a relatively new technology that so far has mainly been used for rapid prototyping and for low-volume production of component parts. Production roles are expanding as the commercialization prototyping technology improves.
Advantages of Additive Manufacturing Process
•Prototype Cost Much Less•Faster Lead Time •Small Production Run Faster and Cheaper•Flexible Surface Finish•Easier to Recreate•Various Material Available•Support Lattice Structure •Save Material Waste and Energy