Professional, reliable, multifunctional and user friendly. All the items Formlabs stands for can be found in the Form 3 as well. This follow-up machine of the Formlabs Form 2 works with a fully renewed light processing system.
Fully reintegrated printing process
Formlabs has completely renewed the Form 3 internally. The reliability and quality of printed parts even have slightly improved, if possible. This is done thanks to the new printing system Formlabs introduced, called Low Force Stereolithography (LFS). Last, the build volume has slightly grown, leading to a print volume of 14.5 x 14.5 x 18.5 cm.
Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)
But what is Low Force Stereolithography? LFS is an advanced form of SLA (Stereolithographic Apparatus). LFS uses linear lighting and a flexible resin tank to reach the highest quality possible. The Form 3 however still works with a high qualitative Light Processing Unit and an 85-micron laser. This allows you to print parts with layer thickness between 25 and 300 microns.
Low Force Stereolithography lets you reach an excellent consistency and high repeatability of your printing process. The qualitative print details are combined with easy to remove supports. The integrated adaptive layer thickness looks and finds the perfect balance between high details and high speed for the best results possible.
What is new?
The Form 3 contains 20 integrated sensors for an improved user friendliness. The design was also adapted and some of the parts are easily replaceable, in comparison to the Form 2. Last, the resin tank was completely redesigned.
Off course Formlabs has not renewed it all. The build platform of the Form 2 can be used for the Form 3, as well as all resin cartridges. All of those are compatible with he Form 3, which has kept the automatic filling system.
For the business users Formlabs has also added the Remote Printing System. Following your prints in PreForm and Dashboard was already possible, but this renewal allows you to work in teams, look into each other’s progress and prioritize urgent parts that need to be printed.
Included with the Form 3 are the Form 3 resin tank, the build platform and the finishing kit.
|Dimensions:||40.5 x 37.5 x 53 cm|
|Building volume:||14.5 x 14.5 x 18.5cm|
|Print technology:||Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)|
|Layer Resolution:||25 - 300 microns|
|Operating temperature:||Auto-heats to 35°C|
|Laser Specifications:||250mW laser with 85 micron Laser Spot Size|
|Connectivity:||WiFi, Ethernet, USB 2.0|
|LCD Screen:||5.5" Interactive Touchscreen|
|Printable materials:||Formlabs resins|
|Supporting OS:||Windows 7 & Up, Mac OS X 10.10 & Up|
|File format:||.stl, .obj|