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Chapter 25. Introduction to Mechanical D... > Stereolithography and Rapid Prototyp...

Stereolithography and Rapid Prototyping

So now that you have completed your models in Mechanical Desktop, what is the next step? The next step is having parts in your hand to build your first product prototype within a matter of hours, using one of the most cutting-edge forms of rapid prototyping available to industry and research today: stereolithography.

Stereolithography (SLA) is one of the most popular and widely used forms of rapid prototyping. Rapid prototyping is the process of quickly generating a prototype during the design phase, and SLA is a unique form of technology that allows for the translation of CAD 3D files to three-dimensional solid objects within hours.


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