Webinar - Thermoplastics to Thermosets: How to Select the Right Material for SLA 3D Printing
From producing isotropic parts to needing fewer design constraints, in-house stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing has many advantages. However, since thermoplastics aren’t used in SLA 3D printing, selecting a material is not always straightforward for most engineers.

In this webinar, we’ll walk you through a three-step framework on how to choose a thermoset material and make some recommendations based on popular thermoplastics. After attending this webinar you’ll know if in-house SLA 3D printing can produce parts for your prototyping, validation, or end-use needs.

During this expert-led webinar, you will learn:

  • How to translate performance requirements like a snap fit into materials requirements like flexural or tensile modulus
  • The differences and similarities between thermoplastics and thermosets when it comes to properties such as impact resistance, HDT, creep, and more
  • Which specific thermosets we recommend based on hard or soft plastics you’re familiar with
  • How a 3D printed material behaves when it is repeatedly put under stress, such as being hit with a hammer, in a live video demonstration

About the Speakers:
Kathy Bui, Materials Product Manager at Formlabs, holds a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Materials Sciences and Engineering from MIT and a MBA from ESADE. Currently she manages the materials product portfolio at Formlabs. Previously she was a product manager, product development engineer lead and materials scientist at various MIT startups.

Faris Sheikh, 3D Printing Specialist at Formlabs, has helped Formlabs run over 40 live broadcasts around the world to educate over 21,000 engineers, manufacturers, dentists, and jewelers on how to successfully incorporate Formlabs products into their day-to-day workflows. Previously, Sheikh most notably ran an online technology show on hardware and software products totalling over 2 million global views.

This webinar is sponsored by Formlabs. To watch, please complete the form on this page.