Formlab Form 2

  • Spencer Pines, iReviews
  • September 18,2022
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Once considered “the most advanced desktop 3D printer ever created,” the FormLab Form 2 is equipped with a 250mW precision laser delivering high-resolution prints created from a widespread resin library. FormLab’s revolutionary optical engine is the magic behind consistent large prints with stunning surface finishes.

 

If you’re looking for a high-end 3D printer with state-of-the-art bells and whistles that include an automated resin system and an all-new peel mechanism, the FormLab Form 2 is the 3D printer for you.

 

Designed for “large, solid parts and small intricate details,” Form 2 comes with an impressive 5.7 x 5.7 x 6.9-inch build platform capable of layer thicknesses ranging between 25 – 100 microns.

 

Guided by custom-built galvanometers, the FormLab 3D printer has been engineered with top-of-the-line components. The end result: a premium print from a heated tank that maintains a consistent temperature of 35-degrees Celsius.

 

So what differentiates the FormLab Form 2 from its fellow high-end competitors? For one, Formlabs uses an Automated Resin System that creates larger, more precise prints with less mess on the print plate. Armed with an intuitive leveling sensor that makes sure your tank is automatically filled during printing, users can work with advanced materials without having to worry about manual setup.

 

Even more impressive, the resin system comes with a built-in cartridge ID chip allowing for seamless tracking of resin materials by accessing the printer’s dashboard.Reducing the wear on the resin tank, Formlabs designed a new peel mechanism that uses a resin wiper that simply removes any leftover particles from the build area after a successful print.

 

Whether you’re interested in engineering, jewelry, dental, or even miniatures for your tabletop RPG, the sky’s the limit with regard to prototyping materials. Formlabs’ dental resins, for example, enable users to “rapidly manufacture a range of digital products in house including surgical guides, orthodontic models, retainers, and aligners.”

 

As a way of building a community of DIY makers, Formlabs has created its FormX lab – a place where fellow Form 2 users can experiment with advanced resin materials. The first material on the docket: ceramic resin.

 

Whether it’s the Automated Resin System to Formlab’s brand new peel mechanism, users can create large-scale prints with layer thicknesses ranging from 25 to 100 microns. The FormLab Form 2 3D printer comes with an intuitive touchscreen interface allowing users to seamlessly access previous print jobs, manage print libraries, and easily send prints over WiFi.

 

Combining the latest Stereolithography (SLA) technology with a powerful optical engine translates into one of the most advanced 3D printers on the market today. You’ll certainly pay a good amount for this printer, but if you want precision and reliability, look no further than the FormLab Form 2.

PROS
  • Simple Print SetUp
  • Auto-Orient for Optimal Print Position
  • Auto-Mesh Repair
  • Auto-Generation of Supports
  • Rotation, Scaling and Duplication
  • Layer Slice for Path Inspection
  • .STL and .OBJ File Input
  • .FORM File Output
CONS
  • Expensive
Spencer Pines, iReviews

By Spencer Pines, iReviews

Spencer Pines is a young artist and writer with a wide range of creative abilities. He is passionate about his friends, family, creative works, and retro video games.