It’s been nearly three years since Formlabs released the Form 2 3D printer. After a few years of expansion, novel resins, part washing and curing accessories, and new partnerships, the Massachusetts-based firm is back with not one, but two new 3D printers: the Form 3 and Form 3L systems.
Formlabs’s first large-format 3D printer, the Form 3L,has a build volume about five times larger than the Form 3. Both systems use what Formlabs is calling “low force stereolithography (LFS).” LFS is a complete re-engineering of the company’s previous stereolithography (SLA) process, wherein the forces of suction were too strong for certain geometries and materials.
A depiction of the light processing unit within the Form 3 and Form 3L. (Image courtesy of Formlabs.) The new process features a flexible tank and “linear illumination,” and […]
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