We're so happy to announce the Form 3 and Form 3L!


#1

The big day is finally here! We’re so excited to share with you the Form 3 and the Form 3L!

Scale prototyping and production as your business grows with the Form 3, an affordable, industrial-quality 3D printer that consistently delivers.

The Form 3L is an affordable large format 3D printer trusted by professionals for fast turnaround of industrial-quality parts. Print large parts fast with a 500% larger build volume than the Form 3 and two lasers working simultaneously.

Pictures, videos, and way more information can be found here. My name is Dan and I’m the Community Manager here at Formlabs. If anyone has any questions about any of our announcements today or the new machines(or anything else!), please don’t hesitate to leave them here and I’ll answer as many as I can!


Features:

LFS™ 3D printing uses linear illumination and a flexible tank to turn liquid resin into flawless prints. This advanced form of stereolithography adapts to your part’s geometry to balance high detail and high speed.

PINPOINT PRECISION
The custom-designed Light Processing Unit (LPU) inside the printer uses a compact system of lenses and mirrors to deliver accurate, repeatable prints. The high-power-density laser is passed through a spatial filter to guarantee a clean laser spot.

NONSTOP PRINTING
The Form 3 constantly monitors print performance so you can focus on bringing your most creative ideas to life. Integrated sensors help maintain ideal print conditions and send you alerts about the state of your machine.

ONE PLATFORM, 20+ MATERIALS
Switch seamlessly between a library of general purpose and specialty resins. Switch between materials in seconds with a simple cartridge system.

GROWS WITH YOUR BUSINESS
Start with one 3D printer or many, and add capacity as demand grows. Use the same tool through prototyping and into production and easily expand into new applications.


$500 Toward a Form 3, On Us
For any current Form 2 owners, we’d like to say thank you for continuing to grow with Formlabs by offering $500 off the purchase of a Form 3. Confirm your Form 2 serial name in three easy steps to receive your loyalty discount by June 1st, 2019 and hold on to your Form 2 as you grow your fleet. Receive your $500 here.

Plus, register to Dashboard to receive a unique referral code and share it with a new Formlabs customer in your network to offer them the same discount. When your referral purchases a Form 3 through one of our sales specialists, they’ll receive $500 off their order and we’ll give you $500 off any materials or accessories in return. Learn more about the referral program here.

In addition to these products, our conferences are returning to Boston in 2019! Whether you’re new to 3D printing, an experienced user, or would like to get an early sneak peak of the Form 3 and Form 3L!

On May 7th, The Digital Factory, join industry leaders who will share insights into the latest market forces, technologies, and management strategies.

On May 8th, The Formlabs User Summit is your chance to immerse yourself in success stories and interdisciplinary discussions, and tips for perfecting and scaling your own 3D printing designs, and workflows.

If you’d like to join us, please feel free to use the offer code ‘COMMUNITY’ on checkout for 20% off your ticket price! We’d love to see you there.



Any talk of a Form3?
#5

How long will you support the form2?


#6

Great question! The answer is quite a while, but there will be a more detailed forum post going up later today about it. As soon as it’s up I’ll link it here!


#7

I hope so, I bought a form2 last January and I am loving it. I feel somewhat cheated, since this is the second time already (I suffered the same issue with the form1+), so I want the form2 to last and not go in the bin like the form1+


#8

What are the dimensions and the print volume of the Form 3L?


#9

The price?


#10

Hi Dan,

This is very exciting! Can you give us the exact X,Y and Z print dimensions?


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#12

It’s a bit unclear what the advantages are for the Form 3 VS Form 2. For engineering parts, with less focus on visual quality, is there a net advantage to the new “light engine” ? Will the minimum feature size change ? Will the reliability and dimensional accuracy change, if yes how much ?

From the video on youtube I can only get that there are a bit less supports but it’s difficult to really judge how much better the Form 3 is compared to he Form 2.

If you want people to upgrade their Form 2, you should explain better why we should. With the information I have I’ll have trouble making the case to my boss to upgrade.


#13

Great point! We will have some blog posts going up shortly that will go much deeper into the specific differences between the Form 2 and Form 3.


#14

@Francesco_Pessolano


#15

I presume that the Form3L will produce parts that require the post curing - similar to the previous generation Form printers. Will there be a larger volume post cure station (and washing station)??


#16

There was definitely a reason not to announce this on April 1st :laughing:


#17

You guys should just make an upgrade pack without the post-processing kit for people who have already a form2 (and even the wash and cure, so my postprocessing kit is totally useless)

Where to get the 500 euro/USD discount?

Also it is not clear if the resins are the same, I guess so. That would make having both 3 and 2 viable


#18

The weight of Form3L?


#19

Also it is not clear if the resins are the same, I guess so.

Same resins, same cartridges!


#20

I can’t register for the webinar on April 9th. “Page not found” when I press “Save my seat”


#21

Links have been updated! Thanks for the heads up that they were missing! :slight_smile:


#22

Website is under a bit of a load right now, should be back up shortly!


#23

Great announcement! Can’t wait to see one in real life the L looks HUGE!