Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing Process Selection Guide

Process Comparison Chart

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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Figure 4

Stereolithography (SLA)

Direct Metal Printing (DMP)



Ideal for durable, functional parts with a variety of applications

Capable of producing snap fits and living hinges

Heat and chemically resistant

The Figure 4 Modular delivers ultra-high speed and accuracy, with a wide range of material choices and is ideal for low volume production and quick-turn prototyping

Excellent for fit and form testing

Best surface quality and highest resolution, ideal for trade show quality parts

Easily finished and painted for demonstration/presentation models

Perfect for complex metal parts that need to be manufactured quickly and accurately Fully dense parts with excellent surface finish

Instant Quoting Maximum Dimensions

 30″ x 20″ x 20″

4.9” x 2.8” x 13.6”

Normal Res: 29″ x 25″ x 21″ High Res: 10″ x 10″ x 10″

10.6″ x 10.6″ x 15.7″

Layer Thickness

 Normal Res: 0.004″

0.01 mm (0.0004 in) – Minimum

Normal Res: .004″ High Res: .002″

Normal Res: 0.0024″ High Res: 0.0012″

Material Options

 Nylon (Duraform PA), Glass-Filled Nylon (Duraform GF), Durable Nylon (Duraform EX Black & White)

Accura 25 (ABS/PP-Like), Accura Xtreme White, Accura Xtreme Grey (High-Impact ABS-Like), Somos Next (High-Impact ABS-Like), Accura SL 7820 (ABS-Like), Accura 60 (PC-Like), Accura ClearVue (PC-Like), Accura Bluestone (High-Temp ABS-Like), Accura 48 (High-Temp PC-Like)

Titanium (Ti6Al4V Grade 5), Stainless Steel (316L)

Finish Options

 Standard Uncoated, Standard Coated, Primed, Painted, Dyed

Clip and Ship, Standard

Standard, Pattern, Primed, Paint, Quick Clear, Gloss, Water Clear

Anodized, EDM, Grinding, Heat Treated, Milling, Polished, Turning, Welding

Lead Time Options

 As little as 3 days

As little as 2 days

As little as 8 business days

Recommended Minimum Feature Size


Normal Res: 0.025″ – 0.035″ High Res: 0.010″ – 0.015″


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