3D Printing Solutions, an Australian owned and operated 3D printing retailer today announced their partnership with Formlabs to supply their range of high performance SLA 3D printers and resin materials.
Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts, Formlabs are establishing the benchmark in industrial SLA and SLS 3D printing with their intuitive and accessible 3D printing solutions. In 2015 Formlabs set the standard for desktop SLA 3D printing with the award winning Form 2 which is still widely used in a range of industries from engineering and product design to manufacturing, dentistry, jewelry, model making, and education.
Formlabs has set out to provide the tools for any business to access high-quality fabrication and have built a 3D printing ecosystem that is easy to learn and use and requires little intervention or maintenance. The Form 3, built on advanced Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) technology is Formlabs next step toward universalizing industrial-grade 3D printing for the desktop and bringing professional fabrication in-house.
"My first experience seeing the output of a Formlabs 3D printer was at TCT trade event in 2018 and it was one of the best showcases of functional 3D printing I have seen. As the demand for SLA and resin-based 3D printing has increased we spent considerable time discussing the best industry solutions on the market, comparing printers ranging from $500 all the way up to $100k. Ultimately our internal conversation always came back to Formlabs and the intuitive hardware and material library that they offer customers." - Matt Tyson, Marketing & Application Specialist
Formlabs Form 3 delivers accurate and reliable 3D prints for engineers, educators and creatives.
Formlabs innovative Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™ 3D printing technology uses a flexible resin tank to significantly reduce peel forces during printing and a Light Processing Unit (LPU), custom-designed enclosed optics engine, to produce consistent, accurate prints uniformly across the entire build platform. Formlabs LFS™ technology prints parts with impressive surface detail and fine features once impossible to achieve on the desktop.
Formlabs LFS™ technology delivers many benefits including:
- Incredible detail and surface finish: a flexible tank dramatically reduces forces on parts while printing.
- Pinpoint precision: the Light Processing Unit (LPU) maintains a uniform, high density laser spot to ensure accurate, repeatable prints.
- Easy clean-up and smoother parts with tear-away light-touch supports.
- Nonstop printing: Integrated sensors help maintain ideal print conditions and send you alerts about the state of your machine.
- Constant uptime with upgradeable, modular components and foolproof design.
- Remote Print: 3D print from anywhere via the online Dashboard.
The powerful LFS™ print process behind the Form 3 has also been built to scale; Form 3L simultaneously uses two Light Processing Units (LPUs) to bring large format 3D printing in-house. Form 3L offers five times the build volume and two times the laser power of the Form 3 to print large parts fast.
The Form 3 and Form 3L are compatible with Formlabs growing and extensive material library of more than 20 resins and users can switch seamlessly between Formlabs resins with a no-hassle cartridge system. This enables one Form 3 printer to be used for a wide range of different applications whether it be producing architecture models, jigs and fixtures, low friction assemblies, stretchable enclosures, short-run injection mold masters or heat resistant and fluid exposed components.
Validated in FDA-cleared workflows, the Formlabs 3B and 3BL deliver a robust solution for medical and dental industries. Optimized to print biocompatible resins, one Formlabs 3B or 3BL brings access to over 30 engineering and biocompatible materials.
In March of 2020 Formlabs launched its COVID-19 response efforts to address the pandemic and associated supply chain shortages. From the race to produce nasopharyngeal test swabs, to new FDA approved devices addressing supply chain shortages, Formlabs LFS™ technology & medical resins continue to assist in the fight against COVID-19.
Formlabs has set out to provide the tools for any business to access high-quality fabrication. The Form 3, built on advanced Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) technology, is the next step toward universalizing industrial-grade 3D printing for the desktop and bringing professional fabrication in-house.
What specific mechanical properties do you require from your parts? What level of tolerance can I expect with SLA 3D printing? What do I need to consider when designing for additive manufacturing? How about costs and return on investment?
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