The component grows into the container layer by layer. Achieving a stable, uniformly cured result at all points requires the coordination of material properties, laser power, beam parameters and scanning speed before production. Incorrect settings can result in layers failing to fuse sufficiently and the product becoming brittle. The laser’s short UV pulses also do not fully cure the plastic. To ensure that the object does not deform during production, fine support structures are also formed from the same material, and are then removed again once the building process is complete. Only final irradiation in a UV cabinet or under a UV lamp gives the component its ultimate properties.