Rapid Prototyping Capabilities
For very accurate form/fit prototypes or when a pattern quality surface finish is required the stereolithography (SLA) process is the industry standard. Oracle Manufacturing can produce SLA parts in four different materials:
DSM 11120, for clear parts and rapid tooling patterns.
DSM 9120, which simulates flexible thermoplastics such as polypropylene.
DSM 12120, for high heat applications.
DSM 14120, for functional assemblies with ABS production part appearance.
Comparison Chart, Rapid Prototyping Materials Comparison Chart.
The SLA process uses a UV laser to selectively cure an epoxy photopolymer into a solid object. SLA prototypes are finished and delivered in days after receipt of the CAD data.
Rapid Prototyping finishes:
Our highest quality finish is ideal for lens or translucent parts using our Somos 11120 resin. Two or more coats of crystal clear acrylic are applied with wet sanding between each coat.
Excellent for tooling patterns or show pieces, each prototype passes through levels of meticulous hand sanding that is completed with an ultra-fine level of bead blasting.
With the assistance of an experienced Oracle Manufacturing project engineer, this option lets you "show your best side" with a pattern finish on the outside of your part and a more functional finish on the less visible working side.
When fit and functionality of component parts are your primary concerns, hand sanding with a second-level finish and completed with bead blasting will do the job.
If you need it fast or you're planning to do your own finish work, our most economical choice offers light sanding to remove sharp edges on down facing surfaces where supports were previously located, plus a first-level bead blasting.