Stereolithography Finishing

Parts in days anywhere in the USA.

Stereolithography provides smooth, polished, and accurately detailed parts that are comparable to finished products. It is ideal for intricate and complex geometries, particularly in healthcare. SLA finishes offer uniform surface finish and high accuracy and detail resolution.

Stereolithography (SLA) - Somos® Taurus

Choosing the right stereolithography finishing level for your project.

Stereolithography printing requires post-processing for the desired surface finish. The choice of finishing level relies on part geometry, use, and aesthetics. Higher levels are appropriate for smooth surface finishes, while lower levels are suitable for functional parts. Higher levels are more expensive than lower levels, so budget and requirements should be considered.

Level Process
Natural
Support faces are sanded, and layer lines are visible.
Standard
Support faces are sanded, and the entire part is bead-blasted for a matte/opaque finish with some layer lines visible (black will appear grey).
Improved Exterior
Exterior (cosmetic) surfaces are sanded, and the entire part is bead-blasted for a smooth matte finish.
Improved All
All accessible surfaces are sanded, and the entire part is bead-blasted for a smooth matte finish.
Clear
Natural finish with clear coat. The layer lines are still visible.
Improved Clear
All accessible surfaces are sanded smooth with a clear coat for optimal clarity on transparent materials.
Primed Exterior
Exterior (cosmetic) surfaces are sanded, bead-blasted, and primed grey.
Primed All
All accessible surfaces are sanded, bead-blasted, and primed grey.
Painted
All accessible surfaces are sanded, bead-blasted, primed, and painted (provide a drawing with your paint specifications).
Custom

Custom finish. Let us know if your project requires special finishing. Please fill out our engineer-assisted quote form.