Additive Manufacturing: Stereolithography

The Additive Manufacturing: Stereolithography course is an informative, entry-level overview of the stereolithography additive manufacturing process. In this course, learners are presented with the basics of stereolithography, its process, and the necessary process considerations. Learners in the quality and manufacturing fields will find value in this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between the different light source approaches.
  • Understand the various applications, advantages, and limitations of stereolithography.
  • Discuss the process materials used in stereolithography to produce different objects.
  • Understand and breakdown the whole stereolithography process.
  • Examine the cost drivers of stereolithography.
  • Analyze the many quality concepts of stereolithography that affect the production of objects.
Course Length: 2 HRS

Table of Contents

Stereolithography Basics

  • Light Source Approaches
    • Top-Down Illumination
    • Bottom-Up Illumination
  • Support Structure
  • Applications
    • Common Applications: Concept Models
    • Common Applications: Prototypes
    • Common Applications: Functional Prototypes
    • Common Applications: Patterns
    • Production Applications: Patterns
    • Production Applications: Tools
    • Production Applications: Parts
    • Jigs and Fixtures
    • Production
  • Advantages and Limitations of Stereolithography
  • Process Materials

Stereolithography Process

  • Design
  • Pre-Process
  • Build
  • Post-Process

Stereolithography Process Considerations

  • Cost Drivers
    • Design: Size
    • Design: Orientation
    • Design: Complexity
    • Equipment and Raw Materials
    • Post-Processing
  • Stereolithography Quality
    • System Capabilities
    • System Calibration and Maintenance
    • Material Selection
    • Material Age
    • Object Design
    • Object Orientation
    • Object Size
    • Build Parameters
    • Post-Processing

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