How to Build a Part Using a Layered Manufacturing

Technology - StereoLithography (SLA)

CAD MODEL & STL FILE GENERATION

* Under File

* Select Export

* Choose Rapid Prototype File, and select the part.

* In this window choose (SLA 190) under - Prototype Device and type (0.02) under - Absolute Facet Deviation. In the output file select (binary).

Figure 1: I-DEAS Screen

TRANSFER STL FILE TO COMPUTER LAB D115

* Hit the Start button

* Choose Programs

* Select Windows NT explorer

* Go down to Homedir on "the brain.Rutgers" (Z)

* Select the uo folder

* Open the folder of your username and you should see

all your current files.

* Save the .stl file to the c: drive under the temp folder.

and also save to your zip disk.

Converting STL file into build files using 3dlightyear

Figure 2: Lightyear Screen

Note: Don’t open the file from your zip disk since the software 3D lighthyear will not create the supports for the part if you do it this way.

(Refer to the Graph of the last page)

* In the E: drive

* Choose Program files

* Select 3D systems

* Click 3D lightyear

* Choose build, and you should see these four files created. Save

the files in your zip disk.

Figure 3: Recoating Z-Wait Recommendation table

 

Figure 4: Critical Circle Diameter Definition

 

Build Part Using SLA-190 Machine