Duraform is produced using the Stereolithography (SLA) method of 3D printing. The raw material is supplied as a liquid resin which is contained in a vat. A UV laser traces a cross-section of the part pattern on the surface of the liquid resin. Exposure to the ultraviolet laser light solidifies the pattern traced on the resin and joins it to the layer below. The quality of the surface finish is much better than ABS plastic due to the smaller layer thicknesses used in the SLA method.
Duraform is available in two forms; Duraform PA and Durform GF. The PA version is basically Nylon, whereas the GF version is glass-filled offering increased stiffness and temperature resistance. Both versions are generally built in white although various colours are available.