Form 3L and Form 3BL: A Complete Ecosystem for Large Part Production, Now With Automated Post-Processing Take control of large-scale part production, increase your throughput, and bring your biggest ideas to life with the Form 3L and Form 3BL, cost-effective large-format SLA 3D printers. With the recent launch of Formlabs’s automated large-format post-processing machines, Form Wash L and Form Cure L, the Form 3L and Form 3BL ecosystems now streamline the 3D printing workflow to [...]
reprint from the Formlabs blog In-house 3D printing can increase manufacturing speed, reduce costs, enable rapid prototyping, and facilitate innovative products and designs. The popularity of 3D printing has grown as it has established itself as an accessible alternative to traditional manufacturing. However, 3D printing is not a one-size-fits-all technology. There are three well-known types of 3D printing: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and Stereolithography (SLA). Each method has its unique benefits. [...]
Formlabs has released a new 3D printing material for the Fuse 1 platform - Nylon 11. For ductile, robust parts, Nylon 11 Powder is their higher performance, bio-based nylon material for functional prototyping and small batch production. Nylon 11 Powder is suitable for printing parts that need to bend or take impact. Why Choose Nylon 11 Powder? Nylon 11 Powder is a ductile, strong, flexible material for when durability and performance are key. High Ductility: [...]
Advanced prosthetics manufacturer Partial Hand Solutions (PHS) has leveraged Formlabs’ new Form 1 3D printer to optimize its artificial limb manufacturing process. Instead of outsourcing the production of its pediatric M-Finger and Elbow implants to an injection molding firm, PHS now uses the Form 1 to create patient-specific prosthetics in-house. By switching to Formlabs’ recently-launched system, the company has managed to 3D print more durable nylon parts cost-effectively while cutting their lead times down from [...]
Formlabs just released the Fuse 1 selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer. This totally re-designed SLS 3D printer is ready to deliver industrial grade nylon parts, right on your workbench. Delivering production-ready nylon at a low cost per part, a large build chamber to accommodate various project sizes, and the ability to print 24/7, no other SLS printer offers the quality and ease of use as the Fuse 1. Formlabs has also begun to ship [...]
From Quick Designs to High Performance Parts: Explore the New Formlabs Draft and Rigid 10K Resins Formlabs just reformulated their fastest 3D printing material, Draft Resin, to enable quick design iterations in-house. This is because in the product development cycle, time is of the essence. You can’t be waiting around for weeks to get parts delivered from outsourcing. As designs evolve and you’re prototyping for functionality, performance is key. Alongside Draft Resin, the Formlabs material [...]
Rigid Resins: Strong, Stiff, Stable From prototype to production, Formlab's expanding library of materials supports you at every step of the journey. Their latest materials, Draft Resin and Rigid 10K Resin span the breadth of this portfolio and expand what is feasible with SLA materials. Rigid 10K Resin for Rigid, Strong, Industrial-Grade Prototypes Introducing Rigid 10K Resin, the stiffest material in the Formlabs engineering portfolio. With a stiffness simulating that of glass and fiber-filled thermoplastics, [...]
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