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Explore our range of Formlabs 3D printers, to discover how you can have greater access to digital fabrication at every stage of production.

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What Are The Advantages Of Using Formlabs 3D Printers?

Ready yourselves for the revolution that the Formlabs 3D Printers has begun! Using ground-breaking technology, Formlabs’ latest creation users in a new era for the 3D printing industry, and we at Solid Print3D are happy to let you experience it first-hand by offering their top-of-the-range products!

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    Formlabs Referral Program

    Give £250, Get £250

Invite anyone from your network who is new to Formlabs to receive £250 off their first Form 3 3D printer and we’ll give you the same amount off any materials or accessories in return.

How It Works

STEP 1

Get in touch with us to learn how to refer someone.

Share your unique referral code (or other option, provided to you by Solid Print3D) with your network or a colleague.

STEP 2

When a new Formlabs customer purchases a Form 3/Form 3B using your referral code or through Solid Print3D, they’ll receive £250 off their order.

STEP 3

Redeem your £250.

Every time your unique referral code is redeemed, you’ll receive a coupon code directly to your inbox worth £250 that can be used on any Formlabs materials or accessories.

Form 3

The Industry-Leading Desktop 3D Printer

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Powered By Low Force Stereolithography

Form 3L

Bring Large Format 3D Printing In-House

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The First Affordable Large Format Resin 3D Printer

Formlabs 3D Printers – High Precision Printing

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Formlabs Form 3
Form 3 Specs

 

Printing Process : Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)

Build Volume : 14.5 × 14.5 × 18.5 cm / 5.7 × 5.7 × 7.3 in

Laser Power : One 250 mW Laser

Layer Thickness : 25 – 300 microns / .001 – .012 in

XY Resolution : 25 microns

Base Materials :  Photopolymer resins (See Below)

Slicing Software : PreForm

Resin Fill System : Automated

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Formlabs Form 3L
Form 3L Specs

 

Printing Process : Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)

Build Volume : 33.5 × 20 × 30 cm / 13.2 × 7.9 × 11.8 in

Laser Power : Two 250 mW Laser

Layer Thickness : *25 – 300 microns / *.001 – .012 in

XY Resolution : 25 microns

Base Materials :  Photopolymer resins (See Below)

Slicing Software : PreForm

Resin Fill System : Automated

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Formlabs Form 2
Form 2 Info

 

Printing Process : Stereolithography (SLA)

Build Volume : 14.5 × 14.5 × 17.5 cm / 5.7 × 5.7 × 6.9 in

Laser Power : One 250 mW Laser

Layer Thickness : 25 – 300 microns / .001 – .012 in

XY Resolution : N/A

Base Materials :  Photopolymer resins (See Below)

Slicing Software : PreForm

Resin Fill System : Automated

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Form Wash
Form Wash

 

Printer Compatibility : Form 3, Form 2

Maximum Part Size : 5.7 x 5.7 x 6.9 in / 5.7 × 5.7 × 6.9 in

Agitation Method :  Magnetically coupled impeller

Suggested Operating Environment Suggested 18—28 °C / Suggested 64—82 °F

Power Requirements : 90–240 V 2.0 A 50/60 Hz
50 W

Bucket Volume : 8.6 L of IPA to fill bucket

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Form Cure
Form Cure

 

Printer Compatibility : Form 3, Form 2

Maximum Part Height : 18.5 cm / 7.28 in

Turntable Diameter :  Turntable Diameter 19.3 cm / 7.6 in

Operating Temperature Suggested 64—82 °F Suggested 64—82 °F

Maximum Cure Chamber : 80 °C / 176 °F

Dimensions : 26.2 x 26.2 x 34.0 cm / 10.3 x 10.3 x 13.4 in Height when open: 64 cm / 25.2 in

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Why Solid Print3D?

With your purchase of a Formlabs 3D Printer from Solid Print3D, you are not only paying for the hardware, but the world-class support and training that we provide is made accessible to you. Whatever your requirement, we, as a leading UK reseller will aim to support you in the operation of your new Formlabs SLA printer.

World Class Support

We provide world-class support from our in-house 3D printing experts, to make sure that the experience you have with your new Markforged 3D printer is as seamless as possible.

Training in SLA Printing

We also offer training in how to fully utilise your new 3D printer, with courses available for FDM/FFF and SLA printing.

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Bespoke Parts

The samples above are typically enough for our customers to decide if the printer can produce parts of significant quality for their needs.

If your business requires bespoke sample parts to prove out the concept of 3D Printing, we are more than happy to arrange this for you.

Contact the Experts

We are not only a leading UK reseller, but we also provide leading support and it’s important we work closely with you to understand you exact requirements. The technology we recommend, the 3D Printer we print on and the materials chosen will all be particular to your application & business to prove your concept and usually requires a discussion.

Call us on 01926 333 777, email on info@solidprint3d.co.uk or fill in the contact form above and we’ll get in touch to discuss the best sample and 3D Printer for your needs.

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Formlabs Case Studies

 

Read our Formlabs Case Studies to find out how the introduction of Formlabs SLA printers has benefited various customers working in different industries.

 

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PreForm : Fast, reliable printing in one click

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The automated algorithms of Formlab’s slicing software, Preform, allow you to print your parts easily and successfully without the need for specialised training. Users can use powerful manual controls to adjust many parameters and can even change layer thickness throughout printing, balancing the level of detail and print speed.

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Engineering Fit : Optimising Design for Functional 3D Printed Assemblies

 

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Formlabs White Paper: Designing 3D Printed Jigs and Fixtures

 

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Pankl Case Study – using Formlabs to produce gears for motorcycle gearboxes

 

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Speed the development and Design of High-Volume parts with Formlabs

 

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Formlabs’ fantastic 3D printers offer impressive hardware and boast many standout and unique features, setting Formlabs printers apart from other 3D printers and ensuring they are popular among 3D printing enthusiasts today.

There are many 3D printer brands available on the market; why should you choose Formlabs 3D printers over another brand? Throughout the article Solid Print3D will answer that question and more as we share the advantages that you can gain from using Formlabs’ printers so that you can see if it is the right 3D printer brand for you!

Low Force Stereolithography

Formlabs 3D printers are known for their high-quality prints and speedy process. The result is a higher resolution print with finer details than most other printers currently on the market are capable of.

With the enhanced quality of edge-to-edge printing, it is suitable for a broad range of projects, delivers industrial quality prints and pushes the limits of what can be done with desktop 3D printing.

The Formlabs Form 3 – one of their latest 3D printers – uses the newest printing technology, stereolithography apparatus (SLA). With SLA technology, you can achieve better prints in comparison to printers that still use the basic Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF).

SLA utilises laser beams that quickly and precisely zap resin into the target 3D model, to create highly detailed and accurate prints. On the other hand, FFF uses a traditional heated filament inserted into a glue-gun type apparatus, which cannot produce a print as clear as what SLA is capable of.

Moreover, their SLA 3D printers are further re-engineered and upgraded with the Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) technology. With which the force used on parts when printing is reduced, allowing for light-touch support.

Beautiful And Functional Design

In terms of design, Formlabs printers go beyond aesthetics. Their Form 3 has a stylish black base and an eye-catching orange hood that covers the printing area. This hood is made of specialised clear plastic that protects your resin from UV rays, while also letting you monitor the printing process.

Also, the laser is inside a sealed Light Processing Unit, which prevents dust and debris from interfering with the printing process.

Easy And Convenient To Use

Despite offering cutting-edge technology that a user would expect to require manufacturer support contracts and elaborate training, Formlabs printers are actually quite easy to operate and maintain.

Most Formlabs printers come with a touchscreen user panel about the size of a mobile phone, which can be used to control the printer. Also, it has built-in user-friendly software to help you efficiently manage all of your printing jobs!

Some Formlabs printers also have helpful features, such as self-checking systems that can refill its resin tank once empty. It also notifies you about any errors, allowing you to resolve them quickly.

To finish printing tasks with minimal effort, Formlabs have integrated their printers with smart sensors and remote printing features. Thanks to which, 3D printing can be done with minimal supervision, and you can leave the printer to do its job – even overnight! Parts are also easily replaced, as they are modular.

Grow Your 3D Printing Business With Our Offers

3D printers are a worthwhile investment for many modern businesses to make. Since Formlabs continue to update and improve their software and printers, the 3D printing industry will grow bigger as will your business.

This top-of-the-range printer has already produced many success stories in the 3D printing industry. Still, we want even more businesses to experience the benefits that it brings.

The Formlabs Form 3 price makes it a significant investment for smaller companies. With that in mind, we offer alternative financial solutions for you via our partnership with Hensley Stephens. Their financing plans will not just significantly reduce the upfront cost of your 3D printer, but can also help you preserve your cash flow.

We can assess what arrangements will best match your financial needs so that you can begin your journey to success without breaking the bank.

Get An Excellent Deal With Our Complete Package

If you want the latest 3D printer from Formlabs, we are proud to offer our amazing Formlabs Form 3 complete package! This package comes with everything you need to start using this fantastic piece of hardware.

It includes not just the Form 3 itself, but the Resin Tank, Finish Kit, Build Platform, and Preform software. You can even purchase accessories such as the Form Cure or Form Wash consumables, as well as various types of resin.

If you want to get up to speed as a 3D printing professional in no time, you can also purchase one of our excellent training courses. We offer one day’s worth of either Formlabs SLA Training or Design For Additive Training.

If you are keen to see the quality of the Form 3’s prints, we’ll be happy to send you some samples so you can see for yourself! With all of our Formlabs 3D printers, you can order some finished prints so that you can determine if the quality, colours, surface finish, and range of materials are right for you.

Hassle-Free Online Shopping For Your 3D Printing Needs

We have made shopping for 3D printers convenient and straightforward despite the technical knowledge involved in such purchase.

With just a few clicks, you can have a good idea of which premium 3D printers best suit your needs. We have a dedicated “Help Me Choose” menu that incorporates the most useful information when choosing a printer.

Whether you want something durable or inexpensive, our website will guide you in making the right purchase!

Solid Print3D is your top source of 3D printing equipment, consumables, training, and support. Work with us to take the guesswork out of choosing your perfect 3D printer.

Contact us by filling in the form at www.solidprint3d.co.uk/contact-us/ or calling 01926 333 777.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What can 3D printers do?

Through an additive process, a three dimensional printer can turn digital files into solid three-dimensional objects and shapes using less material than if they are manufactured traditionally. The process is also called additive manufacturing.

What do you need for a 3D printer?

To begin printing quality 3D models, you’ll need the following:

  • A computer
  • A 3D printer
  • Filament
  • 3D models
  • Slicing software

Is it worth getting a 3D printer?

3D printers have become more popular and accessible. If you don’t need to 3D print often, there are alternative ways to accomplish this that are cheaper than owning your printer. However, buying your own 3D printer is definitely worth it if you’re starting a business or would like to print things regularly.

Can I make money with my 3D printer?

Yes, 3D printers can be a good source of income in two ways. You can either list 3D printing as a commercial service, or sell the 3D prints themselves. If this piques your interest, you can begin by exploring how much is a three dimensional printer to get an idea of the up-front cost for your potential business.

What materials cannot be 3D printed?

A Formlabs 3D printer cannot print the following materials:

  • Sintered technical ceramics and other high ceramic content composites
  • Long fibre woven composites
  • Nano-crystalline material
  • Metal glasses

Is 3D printing hard to learn?

It’s not too hard to learn how to 3D print, but you do need to learn many different things. The most important thing you should learn is how to properly maintain your printer, which has a lot of moving parts. Your first few prints may fail as some maintenance and setting adjustments are required to perfect the process.

Is 3D printing expensive?

The cost depends on the size of the print. The larger the object being printed, the more expensive it will be. Larger 3D prints require large-format printers such as the Formlabs 3L. It’s worth noting that things like jewellery production can be cheaper when done using 3D printers.

How much does a small 3D printer cost?

3D printers are usually classified into one of three broad price brackets:

  • Entry-Level 3D Printers – £160 – £320
  • Hobbyist 3D Printers – £240 – £1200
  • Enthusiast 3D Printers – £1200 – £2800

How are 3D printers used in today’s world?

3D printers are used to produce personalised items in various shapes and materials, such as customised metal or plastic dolls – or even edible art like 3D-printed chocolate.

Use-cases can also be industry-specific; for example, dental organisations use Formlabs’ new printer to make dental materials. 3D printing can also be used for jewellery making.

How much does it cost per hour to run a 3D printer?

The total filament used in 3D printing is 0.26 gm per minute, in an hour this would be around 15.6gm. In total, you can expect to pay £0.8 per hour of 3D printing, when considering only the filament consumed.

Formlabs 3D Printer Creates Dentures Faster

By exploring and experimenting with the idea of using Formlabs printers for faster and cheaper production of dentures, Formlabs have successfully created a unique 3D printer tailored specifically for dental use: the Form 3b.

This printer is slightly different from your usual Formlabs printing machine. The company has added a new wing named “Formlabs Dental” and worked with its own resin supplier to create better dental materials. The Form 3b is made to work optimally and efficiently with these new dental resins.

The Form 3b’s base package is more expensive than that of the Form 3 because it comes with additional software to better integrate the printer into the existing workflow of the dental team.

Uniquely, it also comes with one year of Formlabs “Dental Service Plan”, which gives access to training, support, and the option to request a new printer from Formlabs distributors if the current one is defective and has to be repaired.

If you are looking to improve your dentistry services with a 3D printer, contact us now!

Tough 15000 Resin For 3D Printing

Adding to Formlabs’ excellent portfolio of printing materials is the newest Tough 1500 Resin, made explicitly for stiff and malleable parts that can bend and retain their shape under cyclic loading.

The firmness, stretchability, and polypropylene-like properties of the Tough 1500 Resin are ideal for printing prototypes, jigs, fixtures, or connectors undergoing deflection.

The physical properties of the Tough 1500 Resin are a mix of both Formlabs’ Tough Resin and Durable Resin traits. It balances the stretchability and modulus with its high resilience and fast spring back, which makes the work easier for a 3 dimensional printer.

The “1500” label refers to its tensile modulus in MPa, and Formlabs intend to use this naming system in their future materials.

Formlabs Form 3L Printer

The Form 3L is the first Formlabs printing machine in the large-format 3D printer category. Its build volume is five times larger than the Form 3, though both use the Formlabs process of “low force stereolithography” (LFS).

The LFS showcases a pliable tank and “linear illumination” made possible in part by the re-engineered optics system. Here, a laser beam is controlled by the lenses, mirrors, and a galvanometer to ensure that it is directly perpendicular to the build plane.

This process enables the printing of minute details and a lightweight, portable structure. The Form 3L has two light processors, while the Formlabs 3 printer has only one.

Form 3L is made for businesses planning to produce large-scale objects or large batches of parts through 3D printing, such as creating 150 rings or 40 dental arches in a single batch.

Aside from the Form 3L’s two laser processing units, it can also use two cartridges of resin for large parts that require a significant amount of material.

Let us help you in making your business more efficient and cost-effective. If you want to find out more about the Formlabs Form 3L price, we are just a call away.

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Should you wish to Request a Product Demo, Get a 3D Printed Sample or simply find out more about Formlabs Printers, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.

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