6 04, 2018

Request a Free Sample Part

By | 2018-04-05T09:52:09+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, FormLabs|0 Comments

Cimquest is testing the Formlabs materials and, for a limited time, we will provide you with a complimentary sample printed on the Form 2 Desktop SLA 3D printer and ship to you for immediate assessment. You’ll not only be able to visualize what’s realistically achievable with the Form 2 technology, but determine quickly if your chosen resin will meet or exceed your specific application requirements. Just click the button below to be taken to an online form where you can submit your request. Request Sample

15 03, 2018

Form 2 3D Printer Promo

By | 2018-03-15T09:28:45+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, FormLabs|0 Comments

For a limited time, you can purchase a Form 2 3D Printer bundle from Formlabs at the discounted price of $4,999. The bundle includes everything you need - Form 2 Printer, Resin Tank, Build Platform, Finish Kit, 1 general purpose resin, 1-year Professional Service Plan, Form Wash, and Form Cure (valued at $5,196). The Form 2 enables you to print precise models with stunning surface finish – significantly smoother and more detailed than other plastic 3D printing technologies. To take advantage of this special sales promotion, please call us at 866-277-8778 or email us by clicking the link below. Contact Us  

23 02, 2018

Form 2 3D Printer

By | 2018-02-23T08:32:02+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, FormLabs|0 Comments

Let’s take a fresh look at the Form2 3D printer from our friends over at Formlabs. Stereolithography, more commonly known as SLA, is a 3D printing technology that originated in the early 1980's. With SLA, a liquid photopolymer is converted into solid material layer by layer when exposed to a highly concentrated light source, such as a laser or projector, in a process known as photopolymerization. The result is a three-dimensional solid part that is water-tight with a smooth surface finish and fine details. Due to the high resolution, layer lines are less noticeable than parts fabricated with extrusion-based printers. While SLA fits well into a variety of applications, large-scale industrial systems are expensive to own and operate making them barriers to wide-use adoption. In 2011, Formlabs introduced industrial quality SLA to the desktop. With high-resolution, capabilities and materials previously limited to larger systems, Formlabs made SLA more affordable and accessible. Starting at $3,499 the Form2 is the third-generation 3D printer from Formlabs. It has a considerable build volume for its size with a layer resolution as low as 25 microns. One of the most exciting things about the Form2 is the impressive materials library. With a dozen materials and [...]

17 01, 2018

Formlabs Announces Two New Materials

By | 2018-01-17T08:26:35+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, FormLabs|0 Comments

Formlabs’ library of versatile, reliable Engineering Resins is formulated to help product designers and manufacturers reduce costs, iterate faster, and bring better experiences to market. They recently announced the addition of two new materials for the Form 2: Grey Pro Resin for Versatile Prototyping and Rigid Resin. Grey Pro Resin offers high precision, moderate elongation, and low creep. This material is great for concept modeling and functional prototyping, especially for parts that will be handled repeatedly. This material is best for form and fit testing; prototyping injection molded products; mold masters for plastics, silicones, and more; jigs and fixtures for manufacturing. Rigid Resin is filled with glass to offer very high stiffness and a polished finish. This material is highly resistant to deformation over time and is great for printing thin walls and features. Rigid Resin has the highest modulus of all Formlabs materials. It has great impact strength, heat resistance, and stability, but is more brittle than Tough and Durable. This material is best for turbines and fan blades; jigs, fixtures, and tooling; manifolds; electrical casings and automotive housings. Please click below for more information on all of the Formlabs materials. More Info  

1 12, 2017

3D Printing Conceptual Models with Formlabs

By | 2017-12-29T08:41:52+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, FormLabs|0 Comments

3D printing conceptual models is a great way to save time and money early on in the development stage. Engineers can use printers as a sketch pad to build and test out various iterations, and determine necessary adjustments to improve the design. Functional parts take prototyping to the next level, allowing engineers to test models for form and fit and to see how they perform in an assembly. Depending on the application, it is sometimes necessary to combine multiple parts using screws or some other form of fastening. Formlabs has collected various design options for screw threads that can be used with their Tough engineering resin. In the white paper download below, you can learn about all of the options, see the pros and cons of each method, and determine the best fit for your application. Just click the blue bottom below for the PDF download. Download Whitepaper  

29 11, 2017

Behind the Design of the World’s Largest Lens

By | 2017-12-12T09:59:19+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, FormLabs|0 Comments

Reprint from  Today, the world’s largest lens is located in a lighthouse on Oahu, Hawaii. The Fresnel lens at Makapu’u Point, 12 feet tall, 8 feet wide, and painstakingly crafted out of glass, has held the title since 1893. This coming Valentine’s Day, the title will transition to a new lens: a 10-by-12-foot Fresnel lens made of interlocking 3D printed bricks. The installation, Window to the Heart, is a collaboration between Formlabs head of design Marcelo Coelho and design studio Aranda\Lasch, and is the winner of the 2018 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition. Previous winners include The Office for Creative Research, Collective-LOK, Stereotank, Young Projects, and Situ Studio. Window to the Heart is designed and 3D printed specifically to distort and capture the image of Times Square, optically bending light—and attention—to a heart-shaped window at its center. Visitors can look through the window or photograph themselves within it, completing the loop between the lens of the eye and the lens of the camera. A Lens that Reflects Culture “Marcelo and I walked around Times Square and noticed that everyone has their camera out, photographing themselves in the light of the media around them. In this sense, Times Square [...]

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