RE: Layer Thickness

From: Jason L. Dickman (
Date: Fri Feb 09 2001 - 19:05:39 EET

Archie and all,
Yes, .001" layers in Stereolithography can be done. If I am not mistaken the
only SLA that has a default .001 build style is the SLA-7000. This is
referred to by 3D as the "tooling" build style. We have built many parts at
this layer thickness but be advised; your build times will increase


Jason L. Dickman
VP Lab Operations
Shared Replicators, Inc.
3638 South Memorial Dr.
Tulsa, OK USA
Voice: 918-270-8923
Fax: 918-622-1138

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of
Archie Swanner
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2001 8:50 AM
Subject: Layer Thickness

Hello RPML Community,

We have a customer that is requesting a part be built in .001" layer
thickness. He has informed us that he has been told (from a disclosed
source) that the SLA machines are capable of .001" layer thickness. Now my
question is has anyone been able to achieve that kind of layer thickness
repeatedly to successfully build a part. And be able to repeat that process
over and over to create an assembly.

Any and all opnion's good, bad and ugly will be appreciated.

Thank You

Archie Swanner
Roush Crucam
Rapid Prototype Department
(734)805-4470 - fax

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