Parts used for functional tests.
Tools that can be used for pre series production tests.
Manufacturing of medical models.
Manufacturing of electro-forms for Electro Discharge Machining.
Form-fit functions for assembly tests.
Possibility of manufacturing parts which are impossible to produce conventionally in a single process.
Continuous unattended operation for 24 hours.
Any geometrical shape can be made with virtually no limitation.
Need of sophisticated sequence of processes.
Necessity to have support structures (SLA).
Accuracy not in the range of mechanical part manufacturing.
Restricted areas of application due to given material properties.
Labour requirements for post processing, especially cleaning.
3D Systems, USA: SLA 190, 250, 350, 400, 500.
CMET , Mitsubishi, Japan: SOUP 600, 850.
D-MEC, JSR/Sony, Japan: SCS 1000 HD.
Electro Optical Systems, Germany: Stereos 400, 600.
Fockele & Schwarze, Germany: Laser Modeling System.
Mitsui, Japan: Colamn.
Teijin Seiki Co. Japan: Soliform 300, 500.