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Formlabs Releases Two 3D Printers, Large and Small

Formlabs Releases Two 3D Printers, Large and Small

Written by David

April 3, 2019

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.

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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.

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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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