The Formlabs Form 2 is an SLA professional 3D printer. It is the littlest model of Formlabs’s family and currently the 2019 best resin 3D printer according to All3DP. It comes pre-built and will be up and running in minutes upon arrival. Its setup is a cinch and can be easily done by everyone. The quality hardware and performance software grant smooth operation and industrial-grade printing results. One of the Form 2 flagships surely is the printing consistency. It delivers great outputs with every single print. The printer is backed by a powerful optical engine guided by self-made galvanometers. It constantly informs you about the print progress via touchscreen alerts, SMS and email.
Companies like Riegler and Ashford Orthodontics have been using it to develop highly complex components. Read more in our review.
Riegler uses the Formlabs Form 3D printers to create models for complex system components. For example, here is a cartridge cover 3D printed on a Formlabs Form 2. By adopting the Formlabs additive manufacturing technology, the company has reduced its lead time by 90% and has cut costs by 76%.
With the help of a fleet of Form 2 3D printers, Ashford has been producing 1,200 high-quality, clear aligners per month. Compared to the traditional workflow, digital manufacturing consents saving an overall lead time of up to 24 hours while keeping down costs.
The Formlabs Form 2 is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 25 microns. This way you can produce parts with smooth exterior surfaces. The excellent hardware and software interaction allows for seamless operation and top-grade outputs. Form 2 lets you print stiff, precise models and prototypes without worrying about their quality.
The Formlabs Form 2 3D printer works with photopolymer liquid resin.
FormLabs has created the first integrated color mixing solution for resin. Its wide material library lets you 3D print in several colors.
The material lineup includes standard resins and functional ones.
The engineering resins are aimed at high-precision applications. They help to save production costs while maximizing productivity.
With the Jewellery castable resins, you can create astonishing prototypes with sharp resolution and great surface finish. This type of resin burns out without residue.
Dental resins are used for low-cost digital manufacturing of dental products. It allows creating accurate, industrial-grade orthodontic models with ease, ensuring top-notch results.
The company has also been developing a Ceramic resin, which can be fired to create ceramic parts. Currently, it is an experimental material being tested.
The build area of 5.7 x 5.7 x 6.9 inches (145 x 145 x 175 mm) lets you print interesting and functional 3D models in batch, just like this set of dental arches.
The printer is controlled via PC or the built-in interactive touchscreen. The display interface is clear, helpful and easy to navigate.
3D models can be printed from computer via USB cable, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi. You can keep an eye on your print via the interactive touchscreen or you can comfortably observe it on your computer or smartphone.
The printer software, PreForm, has been developed in-house to deliver a smooth printing experience to any user. It works with STL, OBJ, and FORM models. You only have to import them to see a preview of the object placed on the print bed. Then, the program adds support structures where needed, reducing the risk of scratching. It also offers an option for automatically orienting, supporting, and laying out your models. In case of broken meshes, an auto-repair function will fix the issue in seconds.
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Formlabs Form 2 is available in gray with an orange-tinted, transparent cover. Its stylish look makes it ideal for professional, medical, and engineering use.
The printer dimensions are 13.8 x 13 x 20.5 inches (350 x 330 x 520 mm). It weighs 28.6 lb (13 kg). The resin cartridges are mounted inside.
The price of the Formlabs Form 2 is $2,850.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality and extreme quality.