Formlabs makes a pretty dang good SLA printer by all accounts. Though a bit premium in the pricing when compared to the more humble impact of FDM printers on the wallet, there’s a bit more to an SLA printer. The reasoning becomes a bit more obvious when reading through this two part series on the design and testing of the Form 2.
It was interesting to see what tests they thought were necessary to ensure the reliable operation of the machine.
Formlabs, a start-up led by MIT researchers, has created a desktop 3D printer that uses stereolithography (SLA) technology normally reserved for costly high-end printers. While other at-home 3D printers use a process where ABS plast...
The printer uses a laser that is four times as powerful as the laser in the previous model to print up to 50 percent faster. The startup is also offering a new resin color and expanding sales in Europe.
Formlabs, the little 3D printer company that could, sat down with us to show off their Form 1 printer, a stereolithographic system that creates surprisingly high resolution objects using lasers and and plastic resin.
The Form 2 is an excellent, but expensive SLA printer that produces very high-quality prints.