Printing on many resins not available for Form 3


#1

I noticed I cannot print in Castable Wax on the Form 3. There is no way to select this resin (and many others).

Is it true you can only print with 10 of the 22 available resins for the Form 3?

Also, it seems my tray has a cosmetic defect in the print area surface. Inspect your trays!

Form 3 software available resins:
(10)
Black
Clear
Draft
Durable
Flexible
Grey
High Temp
Model
Tough
White

Form 2 software available resins:
(22)
Black
Clear
Castable
Castable Wax
Ceramic
Clear
Color
Dental LT
Dental SG
Denture Base
Denture Teeth
Draft
Durable
Elastic
Flexible
Grey
Grey Pro
High Temp
Model
Rigid
Tough
White


#2

Yes that is correct. They are still tweaking settings for some of the resins and will be added later.

This is the list of supported resin with their timing: https://support.formlabs.com/s/article/What-Formlabs-resins-work-with-the-new-Form-3?language=en_US


#3

How confusing. The document you linked is dated June 12, 2019.

But, a more recent document (dated July 30th, 2019) says Castable Wax is Form 3 ready:
https://support.formlabs.com/s/article/Choosing-the-Right-Material?language=en_US#lifetime


#4

I think they’re still working on it. It would seem like a large waste if the Form 3 could not print many of the materials the Form 2 users have come to love and enjoy. Does seem like a rushed launch given some of the circumstances.


#5

The article you linked to (dated July 30th, 2019) probably tells you whether or not a material is compatible with Form 3 - not necessarily that it’s available for print immediately.

I think someone else linked to the availability chart from July 12th that tells you when you can start printing with it.


#6

Well, I visited a roadshow in Hamburg and was convinced by the printers example parts and the range of available materials.

No word about that this and that is not working with the form3 or will not support 25µm prints - the reason I wanted this printer.

I ordered this machine and got the info this morning that I will revieve the form3 in two weeks.
BUT… the also ordered materials (GreyPro and White) are not supported or not supported for 25µm.

Well…

I feel not fine now.
A contract is signed and I signed because I expected to get what I was told.

Here is the list:
https://support.formlabs.com/s/article/What-Formlabs-resins-work-with-the-new-Form-3?language=en_US

But will GreyPro and White be supported for 25µm prints in the near future?
Or will there be new versions of these materials be made compatible with the form3 (soon)?

For now I fear the decision to bought this printer - please take that impression away from me…