Formlabs has today announced the launch of the Form 2, its second generation, high-resolution, stereolithography 3D printer boasting a bigger build volume and more power for the desktop.
The Form 2 is a smart, desktop machine aimed at engineers and designers and is set to bring bigger prints, smarter components, connected capabilities and an intuitive printing experience to professional 3D print users.
The new machine features a build volume over 40% bigger than its predecessor, the Form 1+ and also supports a 50% more powerful laser for a much better print resolution. The Form 2 also benefits from an automated resin refill system (open to resins you might want to experiment with) and a new print process; a sliding peel mechanism, wiper and heated resin tank which allows users to print large, solid parts with fine details.
Other highlights include wireless printing with mobile alerts and remote monitoring, a 1-click print software update and a full-colour touchscreen display.
“Through building the Form 1 and Form 1+ we’ve learned that professional engineers, designers and creators need access to powerful, easyto use systems,” Max Lobovsky, Co-founder of Formlabs, explained. “We believe that this is the ‘next wave’ of the 3D printing industry: high resolution output with a simple user experience packaged in a desktop footprint. In many ways, 3D printing technology is following a similar path to the desktop computer. It started with mainframes, was adopted by the hobbyist and then evolved into the powerful desktop machines everyone uses today. The Form 2 represents the next wave of 3D printing technology.”
Form 2 3D printed parts.
The Form 2 is available to purchase now for $3,499 and includes Formlabs’ PreForm software, one litre of resin and a finish kit for post-processing. The machine will start shipping in November.
Visitors to TCT Show + Personalize next week (30th September – 1st October, NEC, Birmingham) will get to see the Form 2 up close on stand D44. Formlabs’ co-founder Max Lobovsky will also give a keynote presentation on 1st October at the TCT Show Conference, sharing his experiences at the cutting-edge of the business, technology and community of 3D printing and his hopes for future development. REGISTER FOR FREE.