SoliDesign currently employs two types of 3D printing technology:
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) using the latest Makerbot printers. If you’re looking for a low cost print in a variety of color choices and materials, FDM is the manufacturing method of choice.
Stereolithography (SLA) using the newest technology from FormLabs. Although FDM offers surprisingly high resolution and quality, there is no match for SLA in terms of smoothness and refinement. These prints typically have higher quality but are limited in material choices.