Why does a LCD printer generally print faster than a SLA printer?

Why does a LCD printer generally print faster than a SLA printer?

Print Technology The two technologies are typically able to produce parts faster. Because DLP/ LCD 3D printers flash a single image of each layer across the entire platform at once, while SLA flashs a single point. DLP/ LCD 3D printers offer speed that often comes at a cost of precision.

What is the fastest 3D printing method?

The fastest 3D printing technologies include Multi Jet Fusion and resin 3D printing technologies like SLA and DLP. Resin 3D printing technologies are known for being faster than FDM. Material: some materials are easier to print than others, putting less demand on the printer and leading to a slightly faster print.


The primary difference between DLP and SLA is the light source; SLA uses a UV laser beam while the DLP uses UV light from a projector. Since the curing (hardening) of the resin is done from point to point, SLA 3D printing is more accurate and the quality of the print is also better in comparison to DLP 3D printing.

What is DLP manufacturing?

Digital Light Processing (DLP) is a process in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing and stereolithography, which takes a design created in a 3D modeling software and uses DLP technology to print a 3D object.

What does SLA stand for in 3D printing?

Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing has become vastly popular for its ability to produce high-accuracy, isotropic, and watertight prototypes and parts in a range of advanced materials with fine features and smooth surface finish.

Should I get a SLA 3D printer?

SLA: As an SLA printer is able to achieve a very fine resolution, the dimensional accuracy is unmatched by most of the other 3D printing technologies. If the primary objective is surface finish and accuracy on fine features (such as in jewelry or dentistry), SLA is a great choice.

How long do SLA printers take?

Larger models that take up most of the build volume of an SLA printer (around a 15 cm cube) take only around nine hours to print with Draft Resin. Printing the same part at 200-micron layers on an FDM printer can take 80-90 hours.