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Product Update: New Stereolithography (SLA) Materials, Somos EvoLVe and Somos PerFORM, Available for Quoting

Greg Paulsen - Xometry Contributor
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Published October 9, 2020

Xometry is always working to bring you the largest selection of industrial 3D printing materials. Now you can get an instant quote on 3D printed parts made with Somos EvoLVe 128 and Somos PerFORM.

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Xometry has added two more engineered 3D printing materials to its stereolithography (SLA) line up. These materials—Somos EvoLVe and Somos PerFORM—each offer unique strengths and greater versatility to the high-detail, smooth surface 3D printing technology.

A preview of Somos EvoLVE 128 in the Xometry Instant Quoting Engine℠

A preview of Somos EvoLVE 128 in the Xometry Instant Quoting Engine℠

SLA Somos EvoLVe 128

SLA Somos EvoLVe 128 looks and feels like traditional thermoplastics. With an eggshell color, high strength and durability, and the detailed resolution inherent in SLA, this material can fit a variety of needs for prototyping or low-volume production.

Try this material for parts that need to behave like ABS plastic with a smooth surface finish such as electronics enclosures, medical device prototypes, and accurate part models.

View the Somos EvoLVE 128 spec sheet here.

A part made with Somos EvoLVE 128

A part made with Somos EvoLVE 128


SLA Somos PerFORM is a ceramic-filled material that creates extremely stiff and detailed parts. PerFORM has one of the highest heat deflection temperatures of all SLA resins, starting at 132°C and reaching up to 268°C with a thermal post-cure.

Try this material for fixtures, structural features, prototype mold inserts, and wind tunnel test models. This material is also available in high resolution.

View the Somos PerFORM spec sheet here.

A part made with Somos PerFORM

A part made with Somos PerFORM

Xometry offers over 15 high-performance SLA materials, many with both standard and high-resolution options. From flexible to stiff to clear 3D printed parts, Xometry has a selection perfect for your project.

Learn more about Xometry’s stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printed Materials or get an instant quote today.

A chart comparing SLA material properties

A chart comparing heat deflection, bend strength, and stiffness between SLA materials. Note the correlation between high thermal resistance and material stiffness

Greg Paulsen - Xometry Contributor
Greg Paulsen
They call me the Director of Application Engineering at Xometry. This means I not only get to produce great design-for-manufacturing content but also consult on various custom manufacturing projects using CNC machining, additive manufacturing, sheet metal, urethane casting, and injection molding. If you have a question, I'm your guy.

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