After three years on the market, the Form 1+ is sold out and no new units will be produced. The Form 1+ enabled a generation of creators to make things like new medical devices and stop motion films. It will remain an integral part of Formlabs’ history and we look forward to continuing to develop new products and further push the boundaries and accessibility of 3D printing.
I know a fair bit of our forum audience uses the Form 1+. It’s a machine that we at Formlabs have equally adored since its release in June 2014. We’ll go over what the change in inventory means for active Form 1+ users.
Our team will continue to provide the same level of support and repairs. For those of you who already own a Form 1+, we’ll support this printer and continue to offer consumables such as build platforms and resin tanks for as long as we reasonably can. We’ll honor all existing warranties, provide replacement parts, and repair units for as long as we’re able. Resin bottles will be available in the Form 1+ store until we run out of existing stock. You’ll be able to purchase the same materials in cartridges after that.
As always, our support team is standing by to sort out any issues and we will still be offering paid repairs on an as-needed basis for as long as our replacement part supplies last. Given current repair volumes, we’re not expecting to run out of replacement parts until past the last warranty dates.
Continuing three years of software evolution, PreForm connects all users to their Formlabs printers, including the Form 1+. There are no anticipated changes to be required for Form 1+ firmware. Of course, if a firmware modification is required, our software team will release an update for the Form 1+.
Future Product Developments
The Form 1+ will be compatible with new versions of most materials that already exist within the Form 1+ ecosystem. New materials will not be developed for the Form 1+.
Upgrade To a Discounted Form 2
For those that currently own a Form 1+ and are looking to upgrade hardware, we’re offering a discount on the Form 2. Get in touch with our team for more information.
There have been countless prints and projects of exceptional intrigue and value over the years. We’d love to use this thread to hear questions or stories about what the Form 1+ has meant for your creations.