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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Introducing Factory Solutions: How to Build Additive Factories for High-Value Manufacturing Projects We just added free webinar hosted by Formlabs to our line-up of on-demand webinars. The global conversation about additive manufacturing in production is full of misconceptions and confusing hype. Formlabs recently launched Formlabs Factory Solutions to help you cut through the hype and build high-value additive manufacturing projects at scale. The agile digital factory, built around 3D printing, provides unprecedented opportunities for decreasing [...]
This post will explore 3D printing for mold making using Formlabs 3D printers. Mold making with desktop 3D printing allows engineers to expand their prototyping toolkit. It opens up a world of production materials, offering the ability to make short-run batches and to test designs before larger-scale production. Three types of molding strategies can be applied with Formlabs. These include injection molding, thermoforming, and casting elastomers. The Form 3 can print inexpensive injection molds to [...]
One of the most powerful advantages of stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing is the wide range of printing materials and Formlabs recently announced six new materials across the Form 3, Form 3B, and Form 2 SLA 3D printers. These new resins continue to challenge what's possible with 3D printing by further expanding use cases and design possibilities with our existing printers. Our latest resins support a wide range of industries and use cases within these industries, [...]