I’ve really wanted a formlabs form 2 3D printer for quite some time now. I want to buy a new form 2, however $3499 is a little too much for me right now. I’ve gone to places like amazon and ebay to see if there was anyone selling the form 2 3D printer for cheaper, but unfortunately many people are actually selling both used and new form 2 3D printers for either a higher price or at a price close to the $3499 price. Is there anywhere that I can purchase a new form 2 3D printer for a cheaper price?
Welcome to supply and demand
I’ve seen a few printers for sale here, many in Europe however. Would help to know where you are located.
Keep in mind many of the used printers for sale might be at or above the $3500 mark, but many come with several tanks of resin and resin trays worth anywhere from a few hundred dollars on up depending on the supplies.
My company paid $3500 for the printer + $500 for the support package. We also initially bought 3 extra resin cartridges and 3 resin tanks for an extra $600. So our initial cost was $4700 not including small things like IPA, curing chamber, etc.
You might also consider a Form 1+ I have heard good things about used F1+'s and I believe Formlabs sells reconditioned ones? Someone correct me if I am wrong.
I have seen reconditioned Form 1+ printers for sale on Formlabs website when they have them available.
If the Form 2 is out of your price range, the Form 1+ is a very capable substitute.
In our store Purchasing a New Form 2
New Form 1+ for $1999
Used Form 1+ for $1799