Formlabs announced the addition of two new advanced professional Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) 3D printers to its hardware lineup: Form 3 and Form 3L.
LFS 3D printing is a form of stereolithography (SLA) that delivers consistently flawless parts. The LFS process uses a flexible tank to drastically reduce the forces of the peel process, providing incredible surface finish and detail, and linear illumination to deliver accurate, repeatable parts.
“We’ve completely re-engineered our approach to resin 3D printing with the Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) print process behind the Form 3 and Form 3L,” said Max Lobovsky, CEO and co-founder of Formlabs.
Benefits of the LFS process include:
– Incredible detail and surface finish: a flexible tank dramatically reduces forces on parts while printing.
– Pinpoint precision: the Light Processing Unit (LPU) maintains a uniform, high density laser spot to ensure accurate, repeatable prints.
– Easy clean-up and smoother parts with tear-away light-touch supports.
– Nonstop printing: Integrated sensors help maintain ideal print conditions and send you alerts about the state of your machine.
– Constant uptime with upgradeable, modular components and foolproof design.
– Remote Print: 3D print from anywhere via the online Dashboard.
The LFS print process behind the Form 3 is built to scale: Form 3L simultaneously uses two Light Processing Units (LPUs) to bring large format 3D printing in-house. Form 3L offers five times the build volume and two times the laser power of the Form 3 to print large parts fast.
In addition to the new hardware, Formlabs also announced a new material; Draft Resin. Draft Resin prints at 300 microns layer lines and is 3-4X faster than other standard resins, making it suitable for rapid prototyping.
To learn more please visit formlabs.com or stop by the Formlabs booths at AMUG in Chicago March 31-April 4 at booth D4 or at Hannover Messe in Hannover April 1-4 in Hall 6, G08.