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Formlabs Form 3

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Form 3 & 3L Video   Light Touch Supports Video

The Formlabs Form 3 is built on the next generation of industrial 3D printing technology, providing a new approach to SLA (Stereolithography) that delivers consistently incredible part accuracy and surface quality.  Formlabs calls it Low Force SLA (LFS), which allows for more easily removed supports with less post-processing.  You can start prints on the go with Remote Print, work through an organized print queue in the PreForm software application, and manage teams and permissions in the online Dashboard. The Form 3 features groundbreaking print quality and printer reliability, lighter supports, user-replaceable printer components for easy maintenance, and a wide range of material possibilities.

Description

FeaturesBenefits
Low Force SLA 3D Printing TechnologyFaster printing; smaller supports; faster post-processing
Laser beam is always perpendicular to the build surface.Higher quality, crisper, more accurate prints.
Small Footprint (15.9 × 14.8 × 20.9 in)Office friendly desktop 3D printer
Plug and play with easy-to-use softwareUser friendly; minimizes training time
Multiple material choicesAddresses a broad spectrum of applications
Laser spot diameter of 85 mmHighly accurate parts with excellent surface finish
WiFi, Ethernet, and USB ConnectivityComplete flexibility to control and monitor your builds
Z Resolution of 25 - 300 micronsHigh quality, small engineering components & educational models
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CategoryParameterForm 3
HardwareDimensions40.5 x 53 x 78 cm
15.9 x 20.9 x 30.7 in
Weight17.5 kg
38.5 lbs
Operating TemperatureAuto-heats to 35° C
Auto-heats to 95° F
Temperature ControlAir-heated print chamber
Power Requirements100–240 V
2.5 A 50/60 Hz
220 W
Laser Specifications1 Light Processing Unit
EN 60825-1:2007 certified
Class 1 Laser
405 nm violet laser
250 mW laser
85 micron (0.0033 in) dot
ConnectivityWifi, Ethernet and USB
Printer control5.5" Interactive Touch-screen 1280 x 720 res.
AlertsTouchscreen alerts
SMS/email via Dashboard
Two LED status indicators.
Speaker for audio alerts.
Printing PropertiesTechnologyLow Force Stereolithography (LFS) (TM)
Resin Fill SystemAutomated
Build Volume145 x 145 x 185 mm
5.7 x 5.7 x 7.3 in
Layer Thickness (Axis Resolution)25 - 300 microns
0.001 to 0.012 inches
Laser Spot Size (FWHM)85 microns
0.0033 in
Resin Cartridges1
SupportsAuto-Generated
Light Touch Removal
SoftwareSystem RequirementsWindows 7 and up
Mac OS X 10.10 and up
OpenGL 2.1
4GB RAM
Print SetupSimple print setup
Auto-orient for optimal print position
Auto-mesh repair
Auto-generation of supports
Rotation, scaling and duplication
Layer slicer for path inspection
.STL and .OBJ file input
.FORM file output
Dashboard Printer Management FeaturesManage prints & printers via the cloud.
Track resin and tank usage over time.
SMS and email alerts.
Create enterprise group accounts to share printers and control access.
Finishing KitIncluded Items:Finishing Tray
Scraper
Pre and Post-Rinse Tubs
Rinse Basket
Squeeze Bottle
Flush Cutters
Tweezers
Disposable Nitrile Gloves
PEC*PAD Wipes
Microfiber cloth
Removal Tool
Removal Jig

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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CategoryParameterForm 3Form 3LForm 2
HardwareDimensions40.5 x 53 x 78 cm
15.9 x 20.9 x 30.7 in
105 x 900 x 105 cm
41.3 x 35.4 x 41.3 in
35 × 33 × 52 cm
13.5 × 13 × 20.5 in
Weight17.5 kg
38.5 lbs
48 kg
106 lbs
13 kg
28.5 lbs
Operating TemperatureAuto-heats to 35° C
Auto-heats to 95° F
Auto-heats to 35° C
Auto-heats to 95° F
Auto-heats to 35° C
Auto-heats to 95° F
Temperature ControlAir-heated print chamberAir-heated print chamberSelf-heating Resin Tank
Power Requirements100–240 V
2.5 A 50/60 Hz
220 W
100–240 V
7.5 A 50/60 Hz
650 W
100–240 V
1.5 A 50/60 Hz
65 W
Laser Specifications1 Light Processing Unit
EN 60825-1:2007 certified
Class 1 Laser
405 nm violet laser
250 mW laser
85 micron (0.0033 in) dot
2 Light Processing Units
EN 60825-1:2007 certified
Class 1 Laser
405 nm violet laser
250 mW laser
85 micron (0.0033 in) dot
1 laser
EN 60825-1:2007 certified
Class 1 Laser
405 nm violet laser
250 mW laser
140 micron (0.0055 in) dot
ConnectivityWifi, Ethernet and USBWifi, Ethernet and USBWifi, Ethernet and USB
Printer control5.5" Interactive Touch-screen 1280 x 720 res.5.5" Interactive Touch-screen 1280 x 720 res.4.3" Interactive Touch-screen 480 x 272 res. Push-button
AlertsTouchscreen alerts
SMS/email via Dashboard
Two LED status indicators.
Speaker for audio alerts.
Touchscreen alerts
SMS/email via Dashboard
Two LED status indicators.
Speaker for audio alerts.
Touchscreen alerts
SMS/email via Dashboard
Printing PropertiesTechnologyLow Force Stereolithography (LFS) (TM)Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) (TM)Stereolithography (SLA)
Resin Fill SystemAutomatedAutomatedAutomated
Build Volume145 x 145 x 185 mm
5.7 x 5.7 x 7.3 in
335 x 200 x 300
13.2 x 7.9 x 11.8 in
145 × 145 × 175 mm
5.7 × 5.7 × 6.9 in
Layer Thickness (Axis Resolution)25 - 300 microns
0.001 to 0.012 inches
25 - 300 microns
0.001 to 0.012 inches
25 - 300 microns
0.001 to 0.012 inches
Laser Spot Size (FWHM)85 microns
0.0033 in
85 microns
0.0033 in
140 microns
0.0055 inches
Resin Cartridges121
SupportsAuto-Generated
Light Touch Removal
Auto-Generated
Light Touch Removal
Auto-Generated
Easily Removable
SoftwareSystem RequirementsWindows 7 and up
Mac OS X 10.10 and up
OpenGL 2.1
4GB RAM
Print SetupSimple print setup
Auto-orient for optimal print position
Auto-mesh repair
Auto-generation of supports
Rotation, scaling and duplication
Layer slicer for path inspection
.STL and .OBJ file input
.FORM file output
Dashboard Printer Management FeaturesManage prints & printers via the cloud.
Track resin and tank usage over time.
SMS and email alerts.
Create enterprise group accounts to share printers and control access.
Finishing KitIncluded Items:Finishing Tray
Scraper
Pre and Post-Rinse Tubs
Rinse Basket
Squeeze Bottle
Flush Cutters
Tweezers
Disposable Nitrile Gloves
PEC*PAD Wipes
Microfiber cloth
Removal Tool
Removal Jig

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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CategoryResinComments
StandardGreyscale
Black
White
With a matte surface finish, opaque appearance, and precise details, Black, White, and Grey Resins are ready to use right off the printer. Their neutral undertone also makes a great base for parts that will eventually be painted or undergo other finishing processes.
ClearStereolithography 3D printing technology makes clear prints possible on the desktop. Clear Resin is great for fluidics and moldmaking, optics, lighting, and any parts requiring translucency.
Color KitThe first integrated color mixing solution for resin, not filament, Color Kit enables 3D printing in a range of colors without the manual work of finishing and painting. Field test product concepts more quickly with 3D prints that fit their environment.
EngineeringGrey ProGrey Pro Resin offers high precision, moderate elongation, and low creep. This material is great for concept modeling and functional prototyping, especially for parts that will be handled repeatedly.
RigidRigid Resin is reinforced with glass to offer very high stiffness and a polished finish. This material is highly resistant to deformation over time and is great for printing thin walls and features.
ToughTough Resin balances strength and compliance, making it the ideal choice for prototyping strong, functional parts and assemblies that will undergo brief periods of stress or strain.
DurableWith low modulus, high elongation, and high impact strength, Durable Resin produces parts with a smooth, glossy finish and high resistance to deformation. Use this material for applications requiring minimal friction.
ElasticChoose Elastic Resin for parts that will bend, stretch, compress, and hold up to
repeated cycles without tearing. Shore A value of 50.
FlexibleUse Flexible Resin to produce parts that bend and compress. Flexible is excellent for simulating soft-touch materials and adding ergonomic features to multi-material assemblies.
High TempHigh Temp Resin has a heat deflection temperature (HDT) of 289 °C @ 0.45 MPa—the highest on the 3D printing materials market. Use it to print models for environmental testing, or create molds and masters for production processes like casting and thermoforming.
JewelryCastableCastable Resin was designed to capture precise details and smooth surfaces. It burns out cleanly without ash or residue, allowing jewelers and casting houses to go straight from digital design to a 3D print suitable for direct investment casting.
Standard Grey
Standard Grey Resin's matte finish shows details exceptionally well, making it ideal for rapid and cost effective jewelry prototyping. Robust enough for clients and staff to handle without fear, it allows you to create an inexpensive “fitting ring” or “try on” piece to create excitement and deliver peace of mind to your clients before casting.
High Temp
High Temp Resin is designed for precision and is strong enough to withstand the temperatures and pressures of vulcanized rubber molding. It is also suitable for RTV. Leverage the power of 3D printing and use regular wax in your investment casting with this workflow.

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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